District 203 to hear budget cut proposal

O’FALLON – The District 203 Board of Education will hear plans to make drastic budget cuts for the upcoming school year at Thursday night’s meeting.

Part of the menu of options the board will hear will be to eliminate the school’s swimming and lacrosse programs. Parents have begun to express outrage and are expected to attend the meeting.

The District 203 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with executive session. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the library of the Smiley campus.

Anyone wishing to address the board is asked to keep comments to five minutes or less, per the district’s posted rules. For more information, please see Superintendent Darcy Benway’s column.