A month after being told the state of Illinois is more than one-million dollars behind in providing promised funding for their district, the Bethalto School Board has adopted a new tax levy. The 4% decrease to the existing levy will save Bethalto residents close to 40 dollars a year, but will ultimately cost the district three hundred-thousand dollars over the next 9 years.
Board member Sharon Rothe was the only one to vote against adopting the adjustment, she explains her reasons.
In other business, Curriculum Director Jill Griffin informed the board about the district’s plan to transition to core curriculum state standard. The goal of these new guidelines is to better prepare students for both college and their careers. The district will begin implementation of the CCSS at the kindergarten and first grade levels in January. The CCSS must be in place throughout the district by the start of the 2013-14 school year.