Jason Ehlers, 36, was a grade school teacher in the Triad District and a former teacher in Bethalto, as well as a one-time principal in the Southwestern Community School District.
Roxana Schools are making grief counselors available Sunday & Monday
Signs honoring Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine posted at entrances to town
Bethalto School District Technology spokesman Justin Newell says students will receive either a one, two, or three to indicate progress in a given subject.
The towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.
Governor Pat Quinn says communities like Bethalto, Belleville, and Alton are among the recipients of state OSLAD grants.
The original list of threatened towers contained 189 contract towers but the Administration was able to stave off the closure of 40 of those, leaving a final list of 149.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter, any review of proposed cuts would only be based on national interests.
St. Louis Regional Airport would remain open after April 1, but without air traffic controllers, thanks to FAA budget cuts.
Airfield in Bethalto, Ill. is on list of those at risk of losing FAA control tower funding.