Belleville School District 118 will lose $249,000 in local funding next year, according to district officials.
Assistant Superintendent Ryan Boike said the equalized assessed value of property within the district fell by 3.46 percent, which means a loss of $249,000 in operating funds for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1.
"We are going to have to make sure we keep an eye on all our expenditures," Boike told school board members during their monthly meeting Tuesday night.
Superintendent Matt Klosterman also informed board members the state of Illinois owes the district $1.4 million. "We are hoping to get most of that before the end of the fiscal year (June 30)," he said.
The school board approved an early childhood extended year program for special needs students from June 3 to June 28 at Westhaven School.
The board also approved amending the current school year calendar. As a result of three inclement weather days used this school year, Klosterman said the last day of school for students will be May 24. The board approved the 2013-14 school year calendar as well. The first day of school for students is Aug. 16.
In addition, the school board approved a student teaching agreement with Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the appointment of a part-time paraprofessional for the special needs early childhood program.
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