Due to the lack of a state budget, Shelbyville schools are struggling to make sure they can offer everything their students need to be more than successful through and after high school. Denise Bence Superintendent of Shelbyville schools said the Illinois Government is giving more money to schools, but they aren't paying for everything they used to. Bence said some of the things that aren't being paid include special education and transportation.
Bence said the lack of payments will impact Shebyville schools later on by not having enough funds for physical education every day, driver's education, and there may be a change in teacher's pension ,where the district would be responsible for more of the payments than they are now.
Bence appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.