Schuyler-Industry School District en Superintendent Says Lawmakers Not Up-Front on Cuts <p>Schuyler-Industry School Superintendent&nbsp; Mat Plater says lawmakers have not been up-front with some of the cuts made to education funding. Schools are getting less money even though the budget line for General State Aid has not changed.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;They found a quieter, more politically-correct way to reduce that. You don&#39;t hear anybody talking about reducing the foundation level anymore. They&#39;re just not appropriating enough dollars to pay at that level so it automatically gets reduced.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:26:56 +0000 James Lenz 19616 at Superintendent Says Lawmakers Not Up-Front on Cuts School Districts Deal with Budget Uncertainty <p>School districts in Illinois are finding different ways to deal with the uncertainty over state funding and how it will pay for teachers&#39; pensions in the future.<br /><br />The Schuyler-Industry district has found one-year labor contracts to be one strategy.<br /><br />Superintendent Mat Plater says the school board and the teachers union find it to be fair to both sides.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;We didn&#39;t want to tie or punish either side by committing to something longer term knowing that the state might make some changes.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:25:24 +0000 James Lenz 19247 at School Districts Deal with Budget Uncertainty Schuyler-Industry Classrooms Going Digital <p>High school teachers in the Schuyler-Industry School District will soon embark on a year-long assignment.<br /><br />It&#39;s tied to the district&#39;s plans to begin a one-to-one program in the Fall of 2013. Every high school student will be provided with either a lap-top or tablet. The district is still deciding which device to use.<br /><br />Superintendent Mat Plater said before the devices can be used by students, teachers must get comfortable with them and learn how to best use them in the classroom.<br /> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:48:59 +0000 Rich Egger 11112 at Schuyler-Industry Classrooms Going Digital