Despite the possibility of Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 outsourcing junior high athletics, Superintendent Greg Furstenau says not much would change. He says things would just, “look a little different.”
TCUSD is facing nearly $700,000 in proposed budget cuts and it was announced Monday night that rather than cutting junior high and freshman athletics altogether, 7th and 8th grade teams would be run by an outside source—essentially a club system—but would still be allowed use of district facilities and equipment, though they will have to provide their own transportation to events. Freshman athletes and their parents will also be responsible for transportation.
Superintendent Furstenau says while things could look different, THS and TJHS they would remain members of both the IESA and IHSA and would continue to represent Taylorville.
The TCUSD #3 School Board is expected to make a decision regarding budget cuts later this Spring.