Two years ago the Oregon school district was in financial distress. It had a deficit of over $2 million and was forced to make cuts. Over a dozen teachers were let go at the high school level alone.
Oregon schools Superintendent Todd Prusator says that it was at that time the district hit rock bottom.
Many Illinois schools are currently facing the tough decision of having to cut faculty. Oregon is now in a much better situation and is looking to hire teachers.
Prusator says that adding more teachers will be a big improvement to the high school’s student to teacher ration. He also says building onto two of their current elementary schools will allow them to go from a five facility district down to four main buildings.
This will allow the district to save money in operation costs, thereby giving them the opportunity to spend the money on higher priorities including teacher salaries.