Springfield Public Schools http://wuis.org en Push Continues For School Funding Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/push-continues-school-funding-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As students across Illinois begin the new school year their schools are using funds that rely heavily on property tax wealth. But supporters of a new plan say now is the time to change that.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:54:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 31661 at http://wuis.org Push Continues For School Funding Overhaul New District 186 Superintendent Starts Today http://wuis.org/post/new-district-186-superintendent-starts-today <p>Jennifer Gill assumes her duties as Springfield District 186 Superintendent today.&nbsp; Gill is a native of Springfield and has worked as a teacher, administrator and building principal in the district.</p><p>More recently she served as Director of Teaching and Learning at McLean County Unit 5 in Bloomington Normal.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 24162 at http://wuis.org New District 186 Superintendent Starts Today District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes http://wuis.org/post/district-186-board-talks-tax-hikes <p>The Springfield public school board is on the hunt for more revenue. The latest idea is actually one that was tried before. Board vice president Adam Lopez says the district should push again for a one percent sales tax hike.&nbsp;While a parent&#39;s group wants a property tax referendum, Board President Chuck Flamini says raising the SALES tax would mean tourists and others coming in to the area to shop would contribute.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:36:17 +0000 Rachel Otwell 10501 at http://wuis.org District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes District 186 Launches Online Survey For Superintendent Search http://wuis.org/post/district-186-launches-online-survey-superintendent-search <p></p><p>Residents of Springfield can provide input online as District 186 continues a search for its next leader.</p><p>School Exec Connect, the firm hired to help with the superintendent search,&nbsp; has set up a web-based survey which asks about leadership qualities and goals that are a priority for the community.</p><p>School board member Scott McFarland says the survey is an opportunity to get feedback from those who weren't able to attend community meetings this summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:31:38 +0000 Peter Gray 8781 at http://wuis.org District 186 Launches Online Survey For Superintendent Search