The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is looking at painful budget cuts to close the books on the current year and make ends meet next year. Superintendent Lynn Johnson and other officials will explain those in detail during a “fight for public education” forum tonight at the high school auditorium. Johnson says declining enrollment means N.J.-S.P. will not benefit from additional money in the new state budget.
She will share the numbers as well as details about proposed reductions this evening. The state’s school funding formula leaves corporations very few options with regard to raising money. One is a local option tax increase, which would need to be approved by voters who live within the district. Johnson will talk about that process as well. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Johnson told the school board last week it will be a time for questions and answers and said she wants members of the community to have a chance to speak freely. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.