transportation funding

District faces other state aid cuts
9:37 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Illini West Might Exhaust Transportation Funds Next Year

Illinis West High School

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.

Read more
Districts Pro-active
3:33 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Districts Will Make Case for More Transportation Money

West Prairie Supt. Jonathan Heerboth

A West-Central Illinois educator says the state's rural school districts will make a case to state lawmakers to stop cuts in transportation funding.

Governor Pat Quinn cut transportation funding by $89 million in July. The cuts caught school districts by surprise.

Some,  like West Prairie, were able to use transportation funds saved from previous years.

Read more