Harlem School District Adopts Cuts

By: Laura Gibbs
By: Laura Gibbs

Monday night the Harlem School board was faced with a decision to cut. $2.2 million is what the board cut Monday night. In that includes closing Hoffman Middle School, reducing graduation requirements and saying good-bye to staff.

The Harlem School District is included in the 80 percent of Illinois School District's who are deficit spending. Right now Harlem has a $5 million deficit. The cuts Monday night are just the start of eliminating costs in the district.

It was almost a unanimous vote, but board member Gloria Kelly was opposed. Kelly worries about what the impact of increasing driver education, band and choir fees.

The board adopted, not accepted the $2.2 million in cuts. That's due to the fact that the unions will now have a chance to bargain the impact of the teachers and support staff that were eliminated.

Once that's done then the cuts will be accepted.

23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 638171 - wifr.com/a?a=638171
Gray Television, Inc.