District 90 debates finances due to state uncertainty

The Board of Education recognized Alec McKittrick for his efforts to raise funds for Mercy Ships. Alec told his principal he wanted to raise money for a charity. He worked to raise $500, which the Moye PTO then matched. His $1,000 donation will bring free, first-rate medical care to children and families living in extreme poverty in Africa. For more information, visit www.mercyships.org. Alec is pictured with Moye Principal Becky Williams and District 90 Board President John Wagnon
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O’FALLON – Financial concerns brought about by uncertainty at the state level dominated the discussion at the District 90 Board of Education meeting.

The Board debated a few items, including the purchase of new math books for the junior high schools and hiring on additional teachers and staff, despite not knowing what, if any, funding they would receive from the state of Illinois. Due to the lack of a state budget, the schools are forced to plan without having all of the facts, according to Superintendent Carrie Hruby.

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