State payments help Villa Grove schools budget

VILLA GROVE — A last minute infusion of revenue from the state helped boost the 2012-2013 budget for the school district.

"Some unexpected money showed up that we didn't know was coming," said retiring Superintendent Steve Poznic.

He reported that two special-education payments, two payments for transportation costs and revenue from the corporate personal property replacement tax helped boost the district's revenue for the 2013 fiscal year by approximately $196,000.

"This gives us a little more revenue than we thought and we spent a little less than we thought," said Poznic. "It's nice to have some good news for a change."

To commemorate Poznic's retirement from the school district, board vice president Bill Bozdech presented Poznic with a plaque for his eight years of service to the district. Poznic is retiring after 30-plus years in education.

"I don't think I can say thank you enough for the support", Poznic said.

He also thanked the teachers and staff for the "terrific job they do". Poznic encouraged the board and community to continue to advocate for the importance of small school districts, such as Villa Grove.

He told the board, "We need to impress upon state government that investing in education will help improve the state situation in the future. We are educating the future leaders of our state."

 

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