District Overspending: Chief Concern for Granite City Teacher’s Union

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Granite City High School. Photo: KMOX

Granite City High School. Photo: KMOX

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) – “A morale-breaker” that’s how the Granite City Teacher’s Union describes the cuts being proposed

The Granite City School Board will meet Tuesday night to again discuss the what’s being called the budget management proposal. $2.7 million in cuts has already been presented including program cuts and layoffs.

Granite City High math teacher Steve Knogl, is Union Local 743 president. He says they have very serious concerns about the districts financial management and overspending.

“And we want the district to perform a forensic audit. Basically, Granite City does not operate under a line item budget so there is very little way to tie revenue streams to spending and that makes this extremely hard to get a financial picture,” Knogl says.

The Teachers Union will hold a town hall meeting in a week at St. Gregory’s Hall in Granite City.

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