Venice, Ill. – The Venice School Board in the Metro-East has asked the state of Illinois for financial oversight.
The state will now appoint a three-member panel to approve a financial plan, balance the budget, and approve contracts.
The district serves about 270 students in grades K-12. The school board voted to file a petition for the panel after it was unable to determine how it spent more than $3 million dollars in state funds.
St. Louis, MO – Bishops gave reports on various policy matters but formal presentations did not address the sexual abuse scandal the church has been dealing with for more than a year. Starting next week, every Catholic diocese in the country will be audited for their compliance to the church's national charter on sexual abuse prevention. Kathleen McChesney leads that office: