News

Invest in 186: We Have Support, Give Us A Referendum

Invest in 186: We Have Support, Give Us A Referendum

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The Springfield School Board wants more organization, fundraising and outreach from parent’s group Invest in 186 before it will consider a push for a property tax hike on this year’s ballot.

Katharine Eastvold of Invest in 186 says… right back at you.

“Really what’s keeping this from really taking off is the board has not told the community where they stand,” Eastvold said.

At least one school board member, Board President Chuck Flamini, said at Monday’s meeting he wants a revnue increase because the district needs it. But both he and interim superintendent Bob Hill knows a referendum on the 2014 ballot won’t pass unless there’s significant community support.

The group says continuous budget cuts, uncertain state funding and siginficantly depleted reserves make the picture clear: more revenue is needed.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

gavel2

Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

in Election 2014, Local

A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

voting booth

The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.

in Local

University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

dickdurbin1

Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

in Local

Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

in Local

Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

dickdurbin1

Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.