(KMOV) –- School districts across Illinois are learning how to manage their budgets with less, and because of that, hundreds of teachers who lost their jobs earlier this year are back in the classroom.
Some of those teachers are from Belleville, and its district says it can no longer count on the state to send funding on time. The district says there is now enough money to bring back 41 positions that were lost. This comes just in time, because school starts on Wednesday.
More revenue from the income tax hike is still far from pulling the state out of the red, and districts know they can no longer bank on Springfield’s promises.
Many teachers are hoping they can hold on to their new jobs as they begin the new year.