Q: Are there still buses in the bond project? A: Yes. Our bus fleet is an aging fleet that requires increasing and costly repairs to keep them safely on the road. Did you know G-A's oldest running bus is 21 years old? https://youtu.be/UR9iOHlSlik
about 19 hours ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Why does Galesburg-Augusta need additional classroom space? Additional classroom space at the Primary School means returning 4th grades to the PS and 8th grades to the MS. It will open space back up at the High School for needed programs! https://youtu.be/nLdbAfdhpfI
1 day ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
2021 Bond Proposal - Athletic Facility The site at the HS was created to support a new athletic facility. And it's not just for football. We have students who play soccer, perform in marching band, softball, tennis, baseball, and who are required to take fitness and health in our PE classes. Currently, there are no bathrooms outside for anyone’s use and we must bus all our groups of students to the Primary on game days. Imagine loading up all our marching band equipment into a trailer, taking it to the old field, performing at half time and throughout the game, loading the equipment all backup, busing band students back to the High School, and then unloading all the instruments again. Our students deserve to walk outside their band room and head onto the field! This facility will be utilized by all our high school students, many middle students, and by community members who would like a safe place to walk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBcyurSEwK8
3 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Primary School walk to event is tomorrow Friday, October 22nd. Students will walk from River Oaks Oaks entrance to the school starting at 7:35. Students can be dropped off at the park starting at 7:15.
4 days ago, Jeff Merasco
*** 2021 Bond Proposal *** Our Kids Our Community Our Responsibility *slide show* https://youtu.be/XscrCXlNwk0
5 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
5 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 2021 Bond Proposal *** Please visit www.ga-bond for details.
6 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
did you know
DELAYED START TODAY 10/20! Just a friendly reminder that TODAY, 10/20 is a delayed start day. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
6 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Please visit our bond information page for more details. https://www.g-aschools.org/page/2021-bond-proposal
7 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
2021 bond proposal www.ga-bond.com
REMINDER: DELAYED START 10/20! Just a friendly reminder that THIS Wednesday, 10/20 is a delayed start day. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
8 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
We may be a small district, but our high school students still need experiential learning opportunities that increase their preparedness for life after graduation. Having the flexible space of a multi-purpose facility will allow our high school staff to add such things as: large group presentations related to health and safety, career and technical education options throughout the county, job fairs, college application/FAFSA nights, fine arts celebrations, large group projects, robotic competitions, music, speech, theatre, debate, and additional P.E. classes. We need space for indoor marching band practice, flag corp practice, sideline cheer and to start a competitive cheer program. It will also be available for after-school programming including various sports team practices. https://youtu.be/MovmSpt-Aok
8 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
We are going to try again. 😊 Primary School walk to event will be Friday, October 22nd. Students will walk from River Oaks Oaks entrance to the school starting at 7:35. Students can be dropped off at the park starting at 7:15.
8 days ago, Jeff Merasco
Walk
Visit our website for more bond information. https://www.g-aschools.org/page/2021-bond-proposal
9 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
vote nov. 2
Why does Galesburg-Augusta need additional classroom space? Additional classroom space at the Primary School means returning 4th grades to the PS and 8th grades to the MS. It will open space back up at the High School for needed programs! https://youtu.be/nLdbAfdhpfI
10 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
WHY NOW? The district needs additional space at the Primary School and High School. To reduce class sizes, add programs and reduce overcrowding at the Primary School, the district temporarily moved fourth-grade classrooms into the Middle School and eighth-grade classrooms to the High School. Consequently, these grade shifts created a strain on classroom space at the High School. By creating increased student opportunities, such as our STEAM joint venture with Eaton-Cummins, coding and robotics programs, G-A students will graduate with the skills needed to be successful adults in their careers and communities. The current low-interest rates allow the district to reduce borrowing costs, reducing the millage rate for taxpayers. Visit www.ga-bond.com for details!
11 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Do you have questions about our current athletic facilities and why our students deserve a new multi-purpose athletic field? Learn more here: https://youtu.be/8cUZ88WK2fQ
11 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Q: Are there still buses in the bond project? A: Yes. Our bus fleet is an aging fleet that requires increasing and costly repairs to keep them safely on the road. ● School buses are expensive, approximately $100,000 per bus. The district has purchased one new bus annually for the past few years. However, the fleet still has an average age over 11 years with high mileage rates--an average of over 121,000 miles. From an operations standpoint, it costs significantly more to maintain older, high-mileage vehicles. Utilizing bond funds to purchase three buses eliminates a significant impact (approximately $300,000), thereby leaving those funds for instruction and the operations of the district. It is important to point out that state statute requires us to pay back enough principal on the bonds to more than cover the cost of buses within a standard useful-life period.
12 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A's oldest running bus is 21 years old.
Boys and Girls youth basketball information is coming home this week. This is a free after school basketball program. If you are interested in volunteering to help with practice please contact me. Please return sign up form by October 29
13 days ago, Jeff Merasco
Basketball
Basketball
On Nov. 2, 2021, Galesburg-Augusta residents will be asked to consider a bond proposal to support Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. ​The district held stakeholder meetings and conducted surveys to establish a three- to five-year facilities improvement plan focused on supporting student education programing. Please watch the video below for more details. https://youtu.be/gSwsUe5xrtE
13 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
DELAYED START TODAY 10/13! Just a friendly reminder that TODAY, 10/13 is a delayed start day. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM * Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
13 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools