Joliet Township High School Board wants to do what Plainfield did, and now it looks like they are moving closer toward their goal by moving its school buses.
School board President Chet June said by moving the school buses to another facility, the district will have a building it could rehab to bring back its special education students.
At a previous meeting, board members mentioned that Plainfield School District brought back special education students from out-of-district facilities to save money and asked that the administration look into the issue.
In the 2009-10 school year, there were 132 special education JTHS students placed in facilities outside of the district compared to 1,045 students who received services within the district. There were 38 students placed outside the district for behavioral issues; 49 for social/emotional and mental health disorders and 27 for severe cognitive.
So what do you think? Good idea or bad idea? Any concerns?
Here's the story on their plans to buy a warehouse to house their buses.