The Pana School District, like other school districts in the area and around the state, are preparing to open their doors to students in a few weeks.
The district is entering its first school year under the leadership of new superintendent Jason Bauer. Bauer says he’s excited to work with Pana teachers and staff to improve the education experience for the students.
Bauer says there have been a few maintenance projects around the district this summer.
Like most districts, Pana is keeping an eye on the showdown happening in Springfield with Senate Bill 1. He says the district has cash on hand to keep them open for a while, but they are hopeful something will get done at the state capitol.
Classes start for Pana students on Friday, August 18.