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The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Education Foundation has, since its beginning in 1997, diligently sought ways to use the money donated to fund projects that will promote development of learners of all ages, encourage employee innovation and creativity, and encourage school/community partnerships. Our purpose is to act as a liaison for businesses or individuals who are willing to sponsor projects.


Students of the Month Honored at Fiesta

PBL Education Foundation trustees hosted a party for the seven students chosen in the 2016-2017 school year as Students of the Month.  Foundation chairman Leslie Cottrell  and trustee Connie Ross welcomed the students and their families and[Read more]

2017 Ryan Coe Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Jakob Miles

The 2017 recipient of the Ryan Coe MemorialScholarship  is Jakob Miles of rural Paxton.  Created  by Michele and Todd Coe in memory of their son who died on December 2, 2008 at the age of 15, the Ryan Coe Memorial Scholarship honors on[Read more]
FMNB scholarship winner 2017

2017 FMNB Scholarship Recipient: Caleb Pulley

Caleb Pulley, son of  Brian and Ginny Pulley of Gibson City  was recently named the Farmers-Merchants National Bank  scholarship winner for 2017.  The award was presented by Nicholas Ruetter of FMNB. Pulley, a student of the year [Read more]

Kaila Christensen: April, 2017

  Kaila Christensen, daughter of Amie Christensen of Paxton, has been named PBL High School Student of the Month for April. Christensen, a senior, was nominated by her AP Calculus teacher, Sheila Pickens, who wrote, “ Kaila challenges her[Read more]

Dalton Busboom: March, 2017

The PBL High School March student of the month is Dalton Busboom, the son of Holly and Derek Busboom of rural Ludlow. Busboom was nominated by special education teacher Steve Waugh who wrote,  “Dalton is probably the nicest and most caring kid I [Read more]

Austin Potter: February, 2017

Junior Austin Potter has been chosen as PBL High School’s February Student of the month.  He is the son of Melissa and Chad Potter of Paxton. Art teacher, Mary Ager, nominated Austin for an unusual act of leadership and courage.  Ager wrote, “[Read more]
It Only Takes Cents

2016-2017 IOTC Donations : $35,847.00

The 2016-2017 IOTC (It Only Takes Cents) direct mail campaign  brought in $35,847 this past  year.  That figure includes $5,355 from PBL faculty and staff.   IOTC  is the Foundation's source of funds for all of the [Read more]

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Our Mission is to acquire and distribute resources for enhancing or supplementing the educational programs for all learners in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit #10 School District located in Paxton, Illinois