Jay Morrow

One long-term type of cooperation among local school districts has ended after more than 20 years. During severe weather this winter, schools in the Illinois Quad Cities will no longer cancel classes as a group.

UT Addition Finished

Aug 5, 2019

One year, and 9 1/2 million dollars later, a major construction project has been completed at United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon the school will hold a ribbon cutting and open house.

No Change in UT Tax Rate

Dec 11, 2018

The tax rate will stay the same, but some property owners in the United Township School District may pay more in taxes next year. Monday night the school board gave its final approval for next year's budget, including a rate of a-dollar-88 per 1,000 dollars assessed value - no change from the past several years.

Even though the school year has already started, the United Township School Board has just approved this year's budget. It includes projected revenue of $33 million and expenditures around $30 million.

UT High School Addition

Jun 25, 2018

Work has begun on a major addition to United Township High School in East Moline. Monday afternoon, ground was broken for the 9.6 million dollar project to build a new library, student commons area, and a secure front entrance.

Construction could start in the spring for a major addition to United Township High School in East Moline. Monday night, the board of education approved plans for the "Student Life Addition."

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

Despite Thursday's approval of a state budget for Illinois, not every sector of state spending is finalized. And that includes elementary and secondary education.

Thanks to the voters, the United Township High School District will begin receiving some new revenue later this year. And planning is underway on how to spend proceeds from the local option sales tax.

UT High School

"Blessed," "elated," "thankful," and "excited" - that's how one superintendent feels after Rock Island County voters on Tuesday approved a sales tax increase for school facilities. It was the 4th time the proposed one per cent increase was on the ballot, and it passed 53 to 47 per cent, or by 44-hundred votes.