UTHS: School Budgeting in the Dark

Sep 12, 2017

The change in the Illinois school funding formula is causing some uncertainty for those planning the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Last night, the United Township High School board adopted the proposed budget. 

Superintendent Jay Morrow says it calls for spending $22.5 million, and includes money to pay for renovations that were completed during the last school year. 

The budget for United Township High School also includes a deficit of about $1.4 million. That's because Morrow and his staff don't have the final numbers calculated with the new formula. So, the board may have to amend the budget later since it has to be turned in by the end of the month. Morrow doesn't expect to get the revenue figures from the state until next month at the earliest.