Public Schools in the area opened Thursday after a long awaited budget was put in place. Although, the stopgap budget was passed, it still doesn't let the schools know what to expect for the upcoming year. Denise Bence, Superintendent of Shelbyville Schools said, the Shelbyville school board had a meeting Thursday, and began talking about their budget for the next school year, but it proves to be a challenge when they don't know what their budget will be.
Shelbyville schools have a deficit of $39,000 this year, compared to the $500,000 they had last year. Bence said the board is very optimistic they will be able to balance the budget like they did in the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information on Shelbyville Schools go to their website at shelbyville.k12.il.us. Bence appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.