The Springfield school board will vote Monday night on whether to require top District 186 administrators to take unpaid furlough days in the next school year. If the measure passes, 12 top staffers would be docked anywhere from one to five days next year as part of the district’s budget-cutting effort.
Meanwhile, District 186 may end its membership in several professional organizations as it continues to pinch pennies while wrestling with a multi-million-dollar budget deficit. The school board will vote Monday on whether to stop being a dues-paying member of groups ranging from the Illinois Association of School Boards to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The move would save around $24,000 a year.