Rock Island Schools Now Faces $2 Million Deficit

Posted on: 6:17 am, September 3, 2013, by , updated on: 06:33am, September 3, 2013

Rock Island-Milan Superintendent Dr. Mike Oberhaus will give his state of the schools address Tuesday afternoon.

High school students and teachers have heard about the budget situation since February. That’s when the district made $2 million worth of cuts for the 2013-2014 school year.

Since then, they’ve received good news. In June, the school district received a $6 million grant for school improvement at the high school. The district will use it over the next three years.

Rock Island-Milan schools received the grant after ranking among the lowest achieving schools in all of Illinois. The system was based on test scores.

Dr. Oberhaus will talk about revenue concerns Tuesday at the Kiwanis Club meeting. That starts at 12 at the Quad City Botanical Center.