Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The state might take a crippling hit if congress does not act before Friday.
Deep, nationwide cuts are geared to take place March 1. They're the first of a decade-long $1.2 trillion budget cut plan poised to go into effect unless congress can compromise on a deficit-reduction plan. For the Plainfield school district — which is already seeing the impact of an uncertain state funding situation — the sequester could mean losing another million dollars, according to District 202 board member Rod Westfall. Westfall, who in the past has been outspoken when it comes to state and federal funding issues, said the board has not discussed the potential loss — or the cuts that may come with it — since it's still unclear whether the sequester will come to pass. Board member Mike Kelly said the sequester could impact Title I …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
School board members want to see what kind of non-personnel cuts can be made and what impact those cuts will have on students.
Plainfield School District 202 board members have big budgetary decisions to make in the coming months. On the one hand, the district is expected to see a roughly $7.8 million surplus from the 2011-12 budget thanks to more efficient transportation routes, decreased utility bills and other cost-control measures. An audit, which will determine the exact surplus, is scheduled to begin next month, but district officials said the revenues should exceed expenses by between $7 million and $8 million. On the other hand, the district is anticipating an $8.1 million deficit in the upcoming 2012-13 budget. Superintendent. John Harper said at a special school board meeting on Monday that the school board needs to decide if it is willing to adopt a …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The financial picture is worse than had been projected at the end of August; Supt. John Harper's been directed to find places to save money, with non-personnel cuts made first.
The Plainfield School District 202 school board approved a $288.2 million 2011-12 budget Monday with a projected deficit that substantially grew in the past month. On Aug. 29, the district anticipated an operating fund deficit of $5.8 million, but with new information that's become available since then, the district now is projecting an operating fund deficit of $9.2 million John Prince, assistant superintendent for business and operations, said the district has had to adjust for about $1.65 million less in state aid than it previously anticipated, while paying about $1.68 million more in expenditures, mostly in health insurance and new student information software costs. Operating costs -- the total of six funds used to pay daily expenses…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It's always good to be caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Statehouse News that were written by various Illinois Statehouse News reporters. Truth behind Quinn’s budget claims Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday delivered, what he called, phase two of his plan to "manage the state budget." Quinn's plan would close seven state facilities and lay off more than 1,900 workers. The governor laid the blame for the closures and jobs cuts at the feet of the General Assembly and the Legislature's $33.2 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The governor made numerous claims, most notably, that the budget limits his ability to spend state money. Illinois Statehouse News consulted lawmakers, former government officials and advocates to check …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
First public presentation happens Monday; no decisions made on whether job/program cuts are on the table.
A public presentation on Plainfield School District 202's proposed 2011-12 budget, projected to have a $5.48 million deficit in the education fund, will be held Monday. John Prince, assistant superintendent for business and operations, will make the presentation at a special school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the district’s administrative center, 15732 Howard St., Plainfield. While numbers can change before the public hearing on the budget, current projections show about $199.6 million in revenue and about $205 million in expenditures. The school board has not discussed publicly or reached any decision on how to erase the shortfall and has made no decisions on whether to cut more jobs or programs. Since March 2009, the district has …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Plainfield village and School District 202 candidates in the April 5 election answer questions posed by Plainfield Patch.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Editor's note: Candidates for Plainfield Village Board and Plainfield School District 202 have been asked to complete questionnaires about who they are, why they're running and their positions on some of the key issues. Plainfield Patch will run them as they are received and they will be available up through the April 5 election. These are the candidates' own words, written specifically for the benefit of those who are deciding how they will vote. PLAINFIELD DISTRICT 202 SCHOOL BOARD QUESTIONNAIRE Name: Roger Bonuchi Address: 23702 W Spring Hill, Plainfield Age: 54 Marital status: Married Name of spouse: Margie Bonuchi Names, ages of children: Tony Bonuchi, age 31 Education (please name degree attained and school): - Joliet …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Supt. John Harper has proposed $7.6 million in job cuts and other changes in order to created a balanced budget.
Residents will have at least one night to address the Plainfield School District 202 board on the proposed budget deficit elimination plan that Supt. John Harper presented in December. A special school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Plainfield High School – Central Campus Auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, for residents to give their input on the plan, which could cut about 112 jobs and restructure the bus schedule and schools hours. While Tuesday's meeting is the only one slated for a public hearing on the budget reduction plan, the school board could call additional meetings if it sees fit in the next two months, district spokesman Tom Hernandez said. This happened last year when seven hours of public testimony …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The public will have only one chance -- at a special Jan. 11 meeting -- to offer their input in person.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The Plainfield School District 2o2 board will meet seven times this month and next to discuss a $6.7 million deficit elimination plan, which may involve cutting 112 jobs and restructuring the bus schedule/school start times. The first meeting will be a closed session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the administrative center. The goal is to approve a final plan by Feb. 28. Members of the public will have just one chance -- on Jan. 11 -- to address the board in person, although comments can still be made through an online survey posted at the district's Web site, www.psd202.org. Nearly 3,000 comments, suggestions and ideas have already been posted since October. The board meeting schedule is: Jan. 4, 7 p.m. -- Special school board meeting to discuss…