(KMOV) -- The Edwardsville School District could be looking at a $1 million shortfall in its budget for the next school year.
The district has lost $7 million in state funding over the past four years. The state owes about $2 million and property tax revenue growth has been zero.
The district may not replace people when they quit or retire. It’s also looking to partner with Southern Illinois University of Lewis and Clark Community College on some programs.
But district officials say the budget issue will not affect taxpayers.
“We believe in this economic environment taxpayers are stressed enough with high real estate taxes that it’s not an issue for us at this point to go that direction simply,” said Edwardsville School Board President Greg Roosevelt.
The total budget for the school year for the district is about $65 million.