Breaking News Bar
posted: 2/27/2012 6:00 AM

Lake Villa D41 to discuss budget cuts

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

Layoffs and operational cuts will be discussed by Lake Villa District 41 board members during their bimonthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Polumbi Middle School gymnasium at 133 McKinley Drive. District officials said they are facing a budget deficit about $1.4 million for the 2012-13 school year, and that cuts will need to be made to make ends meet. Superintendent John Van Pelt said the district needs to slash about $1 million in salaries and an additional $400,000 in operational expenses over the next two years. Van Pelt said the staff cuts will be across the board, ranging from some teachers to custodians, administrators, teacher aides, office workers and others. Van Pelt said a reduction in enrollment has been the root cause for the budget shortfall.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.