Johnston City students upset over program cuts - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Johnston City students upset over program cuts

Posted: Updated:
It's a trend a lot of schools in southern Illinois are facing. It's a trend a lot of schools in southern Illinois are facing.
Superintendent Terry Milt plans to lay off two teachers and keep four other positions vacant. Superintendent Terry Milt plans to lay off two teachers and keep four other positions vacant.
Sidney Jones and Whitney Grant have questions. Sidney Jones and Whitney Grant have questions.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Healthy looking teens may still have anorexia

    Healthy looking teens may still have anorexia

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:14:08 GMT
    You've seen the images of what people typically look like who have anorexia, but a new study said the number of teens who have an eating disorder but look healthy has drastically increased in recent years.
    You've seen the images of what people typically look like who have anorexia, but a new study said the number of teens who have an eating disorder but look healthy has drastically increased in recent years.
  • breaking

    Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old MO girl

    Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old MO girl

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:48:30 GMT
    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old Missouri girl. According to amberalert.com, authorities are searching for a female who took 3-year-old Ramy Angeline Demboski.
    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old Missouri girl. According to amberalert.com, authorities are searching for a female who took 3-year-old Ramy Angeline Demboski.
  • Controversial Facebook group offends Heartland mothers

    Controversial Facebook group offends Heartland mothers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:46:19 GMT
    A group on Facebook called the “[Controversial humor] National Baby Shakers League: Rise of the fallen” is creating a stir nationwide and here in the heartland.Administrators of the group say the goal is to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome using shock value. 
    A group on Facebook called the “[Controversial humor] National Baby Shakers League: Rise of the fallen” is creating a stir nationwide and here in the heartland.Administrators of the group say the goal is to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome using shock value. 
JOHNSTON CITY, IL (KFVS) -

With over $900,000 short in their budget, the Johnston City School district is making drastic cuts to their staff and programs.

Thursday, the school board announced what will be eliminated next year impacting students and parents of all grade levels.

It's a trend a lot of schools in southern Illinois are facing.

A lack of funding from previous years means necessary changes will have to be made.

Superintendent Terry Milt plans to lay off two teachers and keep four other positions vacant.

Fees will go up for driver's education and athletics and registration fees will now sit at $150.

Programs like art, vocal music and home economics will also be cut. And, the number of games athletes will play will be reduced.

Some students say they're sad to see those classes go and worry about what this means for their future.

Superintendent Milt says while he knows this means less opportunities for the kids and teachers he plans to work with outside resources on creating vocational programs.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.