The talk of the night at Monday’s Taylorville School Board of Education meeting was the budget for the upcoming school year and what effect the state’s economy and budget cuts will have on the Taylorville district.
Taylorville School’s Superintendent Dr. Greg Fuerstenau reported that the state of Illinois currently owes the district over 500-thousand dollars, and that this situation is no different than what the district has seen the past few years in terms of not receiving payments or receiving them late.
[audio:gregf89a.mp3]Listen to Dr. Fuerstenau's comments here.[/audio]
Fuerstenau adds that with planning for next year’s budget, the elephant in the room continues to be the struggles at the state’s capital effecting local school districts.
[audio:gregf89b.mp3]Listen to Dr. Fuerstenau's comments here.[/audio]
The Taylorville School Board of Education will vote on the fiscal year 2012 budget at the next meeting scheduled for September 12th.