Sunday, February 14, 2010

Not all pre-school programs are out

Yet another pre-school program in McHenry County will continue without drastic cuts.

Recently, Woodstock School District 200 announced it expected to receive only $68,000 out of a $1,000,000 grant it requested for a 360-student pre-school program. That's 6.8%.

Marengo School District 165 expects to receive, if one can infer the amount of funding from a recent article in the Northwest Herald, $126,000 out of the requested grant of $180,000 from the Illinois State Board of Education. That's 70%. (The article wasn't entirely clear about whether Marengo expects to receive all but $54,000 of the $180,000 it requested or if it expects to receive $180,000.)

Why is Woodstock D-200 getting the short end of the stick from ISBE and/or the State Comptroller? Is it the Illinois State Board of Education that is deciding to short Woodstock D-200, or is the Comptroller making a decision about what percentage of a vouchered grant is to be funded?

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