GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Summer school in Gary, Ind., isn’t what it used to be, and a budget deficit is to blame.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, that deficit has reached $13 million.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports
With the schools cash-strapped, authorities have cut so called summer enrichment programs. Band classes are out, a popular alternative languages course has been scrapped, as has a science and math program.
Gary Schools Superintendent Myrtle Campbell tells the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune that low tax collections and deep state budget cuts are to blame.MORE NEWS: Some Express Concern About Prospect Of 18-Year-Old Drivers Being Allowed To Drive Semi-Trailer Trucks Across State Lines
A total of $20 million in budget cuts are slated for next year.