Bond County Community Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson has e-mailed a letter to all parents of students in the district, and others, about the current situation regarding state funding for schools.
Olson writes that the lack of a state budget will have a devastating effect on the district.”Our district is in serious financial difficulty,” he said. “Nearly 50 percent of our budget comes from state and federal funding, both of which would be unavailable without a state K-12 education budget.”
The superintendent asks local residents to reach out to elected officials and urge them to pass a budget that provides adequate funds for public schools. The state’s fiscal year ends Thursday.
Olson said, “Our district is committed to opening on time and providing high quality educational opportunities for the children of Bond County.”
Contact numbers for legislators can be obtained by calling the Unit 2 office at 664-0170.