Area school leaders have discussed skepticism towards Governor Bruce Rauner's proposal to fully fund education and fully fund transportation and special education.
At the Tuesday night Clinton Board of Education meeting, Clinton Schools Superintendent Curt Nettles says the state remains on time with their general state aid payments, however, they are still well behind on the transportation and special education reimbursements.
While the Governor's promises would be somewhat groundbreaking in Illinois, Nettles points out there is a lot of disagreement on how to balance the Illinois budget, leaving a lot of questions for educators.
According to Nettles, the Governor will address school leaders at a special conference Nettles will be at Wednesday. Nettles says he will be curious about what hte Governor has to say to his peers.
Also at the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the hiring of Sacha Young as Principal of Clinton Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year as Principal Mary Diener is set to retire.
Nettles updated the Board on the CDL program and says the first round of students are set to complete their coursework this week.
We'll have more on those stories soon on Regional Radio News.