As School Year Begins, Rockford Area Superintendents, Providers, and Families to Warn of Harm to Schools and Children Due to Budget Crisis
Classes begin this week at twelve Harlem District #122 schools in Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe. In coming weeks, students in the Rockford area and throughout the state will also start school. However, children will begin the year without critical supports they need in order to achieve academically and develop into successful adults. Since July 1st, the state has failed to fund providers of childcare, after school programs, homeless prevention, mental health, and epilepsy and autism services.