Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

ChristiMay - Durbin and all Dems should boycott Netanyahu speech - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Any wonder that Israel is concerned about Iran? They have been threatened with annihilation and it seems the Dems and President O aren't the least bit concerned. In fact, we are playing right into their hands with this ridiculous attempt at an agreement with Iran. More sanctions - not less! The fact that that the administration is upset that the Prime Minister was invited by Boehner and…
Givemeliberty - All aboard? State cuts could mean fewer Amtrak trains - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Put the whole damn thing on the auction block, let Warren Buffet and Donald Trump fight over it.
qfingers - All aboard? State cuts could mean fewer Amtrak trains - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What...and lose union jobs? You think the Illinois political machine will let that happen?
WarCry - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
You're reading the headline, not the article. I would like for you to quote one line from any reliable source that talks about an executive order. This article talks about "executive action." And it does so because the BAFTE is a department of the Executive branch of government (you remember the three branches, right?). This is not to say that the current president doesn't support the action,…
Loverofblues - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
One would be too many.

Most Popular

City starting to look at budget cuts

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

Adams Co Divorces for Feb 23

Republican Primary election in Quincy today

Schock used taxpayer and campaign funds for private planes, entertainment expenses

QFD at Madison School Wednesday

C-SC to host American Mathematics competition

Blessing Health System to co-sponsor Bridge the Gap race

Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

5 months, 3 weeks ago from the Associated Press

Don't come with any corresponding state funding

Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don't come with any corresponding state funding.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports data collected by the Illinois State Board of Education show the 24 additional requirements this year are down slightly from the average 27 new rules imposed each year since 2007.
This year the new rules include training students how to use automatic external defibrillators and practicing how to evacuate schools in emergencies.
The new requirements for schools come at the same time as Illinois' rising unfunded pension liability prompted severe cuts to school funding in recent years, with district officials frequently voicing complaints that the cost of complying often comes at the expense of other programs or even local property tax increases.
State officials say at least 64 of the estimated 224 new requirements handed down in the past seven years would cost school districts money.
"Obviously, there are some things that are worthwhile," Mike Williams, superintendent of the Maroa-Forsyth school district in central Illinois, said. "We'd just appreciate the ability to review some of them and decide whether they fit with our mission."
Mandates put on the books in recent years that some decry as unnecessary include requiring school districts to accept miniature horses as service animals for certain disabled children. Others require schools to teach about Internet safety and to have all flags flown at public school buildings manufactured in the United States.
Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill last spring introduced a proposal that would allow school districts to opt out of having to comply with some mandates - a way of appeasing some districts that questioned his plan to overhaul the state's school funding formula.
But idea was later dropped after opponents suggested it would be tough for lawmakers to remove requirements that could be viewed as important to crucial voting blocs - among them requiring the teaching of women's rights and African-American history each year.

From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

Durbin and all Dems should boycott Netanyahu speech - Showdown tomorrow http://t.co/yudn0KknO7
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

'Blue-Green Algae' Proliferating in Lakes http://t.co/EbViCfgMWA
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 3 hours, 45 minutes ago

Political tensions that Schweich faced had mounted - “looked very tense.” http://t.co/4AYkG5XowC
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 3 hours, 45 minutes ago

Council to decide Madonna House zoning issue - Several requests to speak tonight http://t.co/V4fJSeq3aR