Illinois public school districts are preparing next year's budgets. It's a difficult undertaking with state aid still up in the air.
The legislative session will begin several weeks later than usual. It's not known when the governor and the lawmakers might agree on education funding.
General State Aid to school districts was cut 5% for the current fiscal year.
West Prairie Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said the cuts for next year could be worse.
The West Prairie School District will use “one-on-one”technology starting next year.
The district has been preparing for the next advance in classroom technology by building a high-capacity wireless network.
Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said new technology will take advantage of the wireless network by connecting students to resources through tablet devices.