The Rochelle Elementary board made it official last night. The new building west of the 20th Street extension will be named Lincoln School.
It will replace the current Lincoln Grade School which is located at the corner of Main Street and 1st Avenue.
Board president Jean Tess said it was a unanimous choice for the school's name.
Grading work also began last week as 1st reported on Newstalk 1060.
Workers plan to pour the concrete foundation for the school in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
The 20 million dollar building will have 22 classrooms along with a gymnasium and cafeteria. It will be open for students in the fall of the 2013-14 school year. A ground breaking ceremony for the building will take place Monday afternoon at 4.
The board approved the 5-year tax abatement for the new "Big R" store located near the corner of Illinois 251 and Carrie Avenue. It will be for the new addition that will total 9,000 square feet.
The insurance bid for commercial, liability, and workmans' compensation was approved. The premiums will increase by just over $11,400 due to the new school and workman's compensation dealing with projected payroll.
The board met in executive session to talk about personnel in the district along with the teacher's contract. No action was taken.