District 113A Taken Off State's Financial Watch List

The Illinois State Board of Education last week approved removing Lemont-Bromberek District 113A from the Financial Difficulty list.

Lemont-Bromberek District 113A is no longer on the state's financial watch list, the Illinois State Board of Education voted last week. 

The board unanimously approved removing District 113A from 1A-8 Financial Difficulty status, the district said in a release. 

“Through hard work and dedication, Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A has been able to achieve financial stability,” State Superintendent Christopher Koch said in a letter to the district.

The district was placed on the list in December 2009, requiring its leaders to submit detailed budgetary reports to the state board. Board members improved the district's financial situation through staff reductions and freezing salaries, among other measures, according to the release.

"The main contributors to our being able to build fund balances was our staff agreeing to pay freezes, cutting staff, enlarging class sizes, cutting transportation and closing Central School," Board President Cindy Kelly said in the release. 

During a school board meeting Wednesday, May 21, Finance and Audit Committee Chairperson Patrick Kerrigan thanked the district, its administrators and staff for their support.

"With their hard work, dedication and sacrifice over the past several years, our district has been able to achieve financial stability," Kerrigan said. 

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