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UT School Board Approves New Budget

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Thanks to the continuing budget fight between the governor and Illinois general assembly, it'll be another tight budget year for the United Township School District. Monday night the school board gave its final approval to a 20.8 million dollar budget for the coming year.

Superintendent Jay Morrow says because of low state funding for education, his  district will have to use reserve funds, again, to make up for a deficit of more than 2 million dollars.

And that's despite their efforts to cut costs.
Doctor Morrow hopes the discussions now going on in Springfield on possible revisions to the school funding formula will result in higher state support in the future for U-T and other districts across the state. 

 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.