Cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org en District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-would-see-54m-cut-state-budget-scenario <div>New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year. &nbsp;That would mean a 10-percent cut in state funding for District 150:</div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:36:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Alex Rusciano 21890 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario State cuts look grim for school districts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-cuts-look-grim-school-districts <div>The state superintendent says some districts won't be able to make it through next school year if lawmakers further cut school spending.</div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:52:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20081 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State cuts look grim for school districts Study: state boosted higher ed funding by 15-percent last year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/study-state-boosted-higher-ed-funding-15-percent-last-year <p>State funding for colleges and universities appears to be rebounding across the nation. Illinois State University Professor Jim Palmer says his annual survey shows state legislatures spent nearly 6% more on higher education last year. Palmer says these funding swings tend to track recessions and the economy fairly closely:</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:28:11 +0000 Charles Schlenker 17866 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Study: state boosted higher ed funding by 15-percent last year Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dunlap-teachers-parents-oppose-proposed-cuts <p></p><div>The Dunlap school district should keep its teachers and current band and orchestra programs next year. &nbsp;That’s the message from hundreds of parents and teachers voicing concern over proposed staff and program cuts. &nbsp;The proposed spending plan would lay-off nearly 20 teachers, cut school bussing options and raise student fees. About 40 people spoke out against the proposed cuts during last night’s school board meeting. Many are opposed to cutting fifth grade band and fourth grade orchestra programs. &nbsp;Tina Holloway is the band director at Dunlap Valley Middle School. She says delaying music classes hurts the students and the district:</div><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17650 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts District 150 braces for possible state funding cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-braces-possible-state-funding-cuts <p>Peoria School District 150 is bracing for a potentially bleak financial picture next school year. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the state could cut funding to the district by more than $6 million:</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 04:46:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5535 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 braces for possible state funding cuts Illinois education board asks for more funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-education-board-asks-more-funding <p></p><div>A week after Governor Pat Quinn suggested lawmakers slash the state's education budget -- Illinois school officials are asking them to instead increase spending on schools. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, Gery Chico, says public schools can't afford any more cuts. He says they're already eliminating extracurricular activities, getting rid of staff, and shortening the school day.</div><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:30:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2363 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois education board asks for more funding District 150 prepares for federal funding cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-prepares-federal-funding-cuts <p></p><div>Peoria School District 150 is preparing for significant cuts to its federal funding that supports low-income students and teacher improvement efforts. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>District 150 says it’s expecting a 10-percent cut to its Title I funding next school year. &nbsp;That amounts to about $730,000 that pays for tutors, supplies and parental involvement efforts for low-income students. &nbsp;District budget analyst Carla Eman says that the potential cut means choosing between what programs can be scaled back or instead paid for with dollars from the district Education fund:</div><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:47:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1538 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 prepares for federal funding cuts Savings from medicaid cuts fall short http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/savings-medicaid-cuts-fall-short <div class="content"><p>Illinois officials say savings from cuts to Medicaid have fallen short by $464-million dollars. That's about 30 percent of the expected 1.6-billion dollars in cuts to the health program for the poor.</p><p>Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, gave a status report on the cost-cutting measures to a legislative committee Thursday in Springfield.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:42:44 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1352 at http://peoriapublicradio.org