Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The school board approved a $102-million budget. The growing student body was attributed to fewer students attending private school and families taking advantage of reduced home prices to move into the district.
The New Trier Township High School District 203 school board unanimously approved a $102-million spending plan for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, up about 4.35 percent from what the district planned to spend last year. The budget totals varied only slightly from the tentative budget approved in July, according to Associate Superintendent Don Goers. The biggest change was caused by an unexpected uptick in the school’s enrollment. Instead of dropping from 4,232 students last year to 4,196 this year, as predicted by the school’s projections, the pre-first-day enrollment stood at 4,277. That led the district to add some class sections and the equivalent of 1.35 full-time teachers at a cost of $135,000. Earlier: New Trier Approves Tentative Budget…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The school district's total budget will rise by 4 percent this year.
Avoca School District 37's spending will exceed its educational fund by $152,000 this year, The Wilmette Life reports. Surplus funds will cover roughly 64 percent of the gap, bringing the deficit to $56,000. The overspending is the result of "a social studies curriculum purchase that was carried over from last year." Meanwhile the overall budget will rise by 4 percent, "as a result of pay raises written into a new teachers’ contract with the Avoca Education Association," according to the paper. (Earlier: Avoca District 37 Passes Tax Hike With Little Public Comment.) District 37 will host a public hearing regarding the budget on Sept. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at the Community Room at Marie Murphy School in Wilmette. Check out the full story from …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Check out what's coming up at tonight's District 203 meeting.
New Trier Township High School District 203 is hosting its monthly board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Rd. Patch wants to give you a preview of tonight's discussions by highlighting some agenda items, one of which could shed some light on the school's upcoming budget.: Stay tuned to Patch for follow-up on the meeting this week.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Local government money could be used to pay old bills, according to Illinois Statehouse News.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
SPRINGFIELD —Gov. Pat Quinn suggested a new way to pay off the $4.5 billion the state owes by suspending payment to local governments, according to Illinois Statehouse News. Quinn proposed halting the Local Government Distributive Fund, which designates a portion of state taxes to local municipalities. The LGDF money would eventually be sent out after the state bills are paid off. “Our goal is to pay the bills and we need the General Assembly's support to make this happen,” Kelly Kraft, Quinn’s Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman told Statehouse. While the governor has proposed the idea, lawmakers would still have to approve the payment delay. The above article is from Illinois Statehouse News. Stay tuned to Patch for …