Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue June 11, 2013
School transportation state funding to remain the same
"We were getting ready to look at ways we'd have to adjust our routes or even make bus stops types of things. Change our routes to make bus stops not do door-to-door type of things."
But Galindo says even with the extra funds, the state still owes his district money. He says Illinois paid only about 65-percent of the district's transportation costs last year. With next year's funding on pace to be the same as this year's, Galindo says his district is looking at a two-year deficit of more than a half-million dollars.
"We don't have have a lot of options for gaining revenues, I mean revenues are pretty well set for us. But if you're going to do any major reductions, it will be in staff."
Galindo says that doesn't necessarily mean layoffs. Instead, vacant jobs might go unfilled, and teachers could be asked to take on larger class sizes.