The recession. Reduced property tax revenues because of a bursting housing bubble. Disappearing state aid.
The past few years have been a perfect economic storm for the school districts in the Lincoln-Way area, a storm that has challenged their boards of education and administrators to maintain the same high quality education for students with fewer funds.
- At a special meeting over the weekend, Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie .
- New Lenox School District 122 will have and could face declines in new growth, equalized assessed value and state aid over the next few years.
- To deal with dwindling enrollment, the school board .
- The school board will be deciding soon on .
Naturally, parents in these districts are concerned and have questions. How will possible cuts or layoffs affect a student's education? What will this mean for extra-curricular activities? What can a parent do to ensure his or her child gets the best schooling possibility?
YOUR TURN! Take our poll and tell us your thoughts about your children's future in the Lincoln-Way school systems in our comments section. What do you think these districts need to do?