Springfield School District 186 http://wuis.org en Houston Says District 186 Needs To Build Credibility Before Asking For Tax Hike http://wuis.org/post/houston-says-district-186-needs-build-credibility-asking-tax-hike <p></p><p>WUIS is asking the candidates for Springfield mayor to talk about education issues facing the community. Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says he's concerned that most new single family homes in the area are in suburban school districts.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says an increase in funding for District 186 is probably needed, but says the school board needs to build credibility first.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:47:20 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 29688 at http://wuis.org Houston Says District 186 Needs To Build Credibility Before Asking For Tax Hike Springfield Schools Would Get More Money With Funding Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/springfield-schools-would-get-more-money-funding-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Spring is budgeting time for schools in Illinois. Over the past few years, school officials in poorer districts have had to cut staff and programs in order to balance their checkbooks.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Declining state funding, coupled with decreased property values have resulted in a double-whammy shortfall, especially in districts that aren't property-wealthy to begin with.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24952 at http://wuis.org Springfield Schools Would Get More Money With Funding Overhaul UIS & Springfield 186 Closed Monday. http://wuis.org/post/uis-springfield-186-closed-monday <p>The University of Illinois Springfield is closed Monday due to weather conditions.&nbsp; UIS is operating under its <a href="http://www.uis.edu/emergencies/weather/">essential services</a> policy.</p><p>Springfield School District 186 is closed Monday, as is the Jacksonville School&nbsp; District and most other area schools.</p><p>Other colleges closed on Monday include Bradley University, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Lincoln College, Lincoln Land Community College, Robert Morris University, SIU School of Medicine and Western Illinois University,</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:10:27 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 16339 at http://wuis.org UIS & Springfield 186 Closed Monday.