It’s the time of year dreaded by suburban school districts – when RIFs, or reductions In force, are announced.
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.
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.
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.”
Throughout the school year, the state has delayed promised payments to school districts. Now it may just eliminate some of the promised funding.
The state’s second largest school district has avoided digging deeper in debt to pay its bills, for now.