Saturday, March 14, 2009

In face of budget standstill, BESE okays $250K private contract

At the request of State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a $250,000 contract to provide inservice training for teachers and administrators. The contract with Michael Fullan Enterprises Inc. will last a bit less than five months, from March 15 through August 30.

Minutes later, BESE adopted a "standstill" budget that reflected, in essence, a $64 million reduction in school spending next year. Advocate reporter Will Sentell has the full story here.

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