Illini West School Superintendent Kim Schilson sees a bumpy financial road for bus transportation in the district.
She said the district began this school year with $270,000 in transportation funds. A state transportation cut of 42 percent mean the district will use up $114,000 of that by the end of the current school year.
She said, “We'll still have a small surplus left in the transportation fund. But with the way transportation funding is going that will be gone next year.
Illini West High School students have seen computers on the school's wireless network freeze up with annoying regularity. The episodes often cause students to lose some of their work.
Superintendent Kim Schilson said the latest attempt won't involve a commercial firm.
She said, “We're working with Carl Sandburg College and their technology department. And they're coming and installing some new equipment and new wires. And hopefully, that's going to solve the problems.”