School Leaders Plead for State Budget
Hoping to bring attention to the continued lack of a state budget, and its effect on education, nine school boards from western Illinois will hold a joint meeting Tuesday night. The nine have a total of 13,000 students in four counties, Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren.
Lori Loving, assistant regional superintendent for the Regional Office of Education #33, says their goal is for each board to talk about its financial situation, and encourage parents and residents of the area to contact their state legislators.
The joint school board meeting begins Tuesday at 6 pm at Knoxville High School.
Loving says a group of school district leaders from the four-county region is planning to travel to Springfield on Wednesday to plead for a state budget, especially for k-12 education, by the end of the month.