Rock Island-Milan School District considers way to slash spending

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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Budget problems could force the Rock Island-Milan School District to reduce spending by $1 million. The school board says its of a five-year financial projection that shows the district could be more than $4 million in the hole by 2021-22 school year.

Administrators are now working to find ways of slashing spending before the next school year begins.

The new 1% sales tax is not included in this budget because the money is earmarked for building construction and renovations.