District U-46

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Elgin Schools To Lay Off Nearly 200 People

It’s the time of year dreaded by suburban school districts – when RIFs, or reductions In force, are announced.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Long Walks To School Bus Stops Begin In Elgin

Wednesday was the first day back in class for students in the Elgin Area School District and the first day of a controversial new busing system.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

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Parents Furious Over Cuts To School Bus Service In Elgin

Elgin District U-46 will be making some children walk a mile or more to catch a school bus this fall, because of severe budget cuts — and parents are making it clear that they are not happy.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

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Elgin Area School Board Taking Heat For Hiring New Administrator

Members of the Elgin Area U-46 school board got an earful from angry parents who are questioning a decision to hire a “chief of equity and social justice.”

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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School Districts Stand To Lose More Money From State

Throughout the school year, the state has delayed promised payments to school districts. Now it may just eliminate some of the promised funding.

WBBM Newsradio–06/02/2011

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Elgin Schools Escape Some Debt

The state’s second largest school district has avoided digging deeper in debt to pay its bills, for now.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2010