Illinois schools expect to layoff staff members due to lack of funding - KMOV.com

Illinois schools expect to layoff staff members due to lack of funding

TROY, Il. (KMOV) – Many Illinois school districts are feeling “let down” again by the state and at least one superintendent admits they are looking at layoffs.

It will be the third year in a row that Illinois school districts will have to deal with the possibility of layoffs to make up for a lack of funding from the state.

The Triad District superintendent tells News 4 that funding for transportation from the state of Illinois has been cut by 40 percent and is falling behind on aid payments.

A new law this year will allow these districts to lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than their seniority.

The superintendent at Triad in Troy, Illinois expects layoff six to eight staff members.  The decision is expected to be made by mid-March.

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