Cairo Schools Reach Financial Breaking Point
By: Randal Kamm
(Cairo, IL)--There's a chance that all Cairo schools will shut down as early as April, unless the district gets some financial help from the state of Illinois.
For instance, just last year, Cairo schools spent a million more dollars more than they brought in.
Right now, the district needs about half a million to keep the doors open until the end of the year.
Ronald Gidwitz, Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education said: "I think it's safe to say children in Cairo will end the year in class. We're all committed, including the governor."