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State Oversight Panel Disbands Venice School Board

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

Venice, IL – The state oversight panel now running the district dissolved the current school board, saying the elected body failed to submit a reasonable budget.

Superintendent Ron Ganschinietz says the move was good.

"The district was simply not moving in a direction that was going to get them in compliance with the oversight panel," he said. "Specifically, a balanced budget that was going to address the issues in the district."

Ganschinietz says this is the first time in state history a school board has been disbanded.

Madison County Regional Superintendent Harry Briggs will appoint the new seven-member board.

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