Teachers, secretaries and custodians in the Collinsville school district could become the latest victims of budget cuts as the state of Illinois continues to slash funding provided to schools around the state. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a decision regarding those layoffs is expected to be made during their regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow night.
If approved, one principal, 20 certified teachers, and 19 non-certified personnel would be laid off. The district would also reduce travel costs and spend less on staff development, supplies, computers, printers and furniture. The move would save nearly $2.5-million.
The school board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday at the Administration Annex Building on West Clay Street in Collinsville.