Ill. Board of Education shows majority of districts are deficit spending

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Illinois State Board of Education released its financial watch list Wednesday and five Southern Illinois school districts in four counties are on it.

Frankfort Unit 168, Elverado Unit 196, Johnston City Unit 1, De Soto District 86 and Meridian Unit 101 in Pulaski County were all identified by the board as in poor financial health.

That is in sharp contrast to fiscal year 2011, when all five were operating in the black.

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