Budget cuts leads to worry

By on November 25, 2009

by Brittany Larse
Kaneland Krier Reporter

Kaneland—News of budget cuts are leaving students and staff wondering what’s going to be cut and what’s going to change.

One of the first cuts to be made is the National Honor Society and Future Educator’s Association-run peer tutoring program, said Cynthia Violett, director of guidance.

“It’s kind of a bummer,” said senior Kelsey Lenhardt , FEA president.

Peer tutoring is a system where students who need a little extra help with homework and studying can go and get help from teachers and students, Lenhardt said.

Since the 4 p.m. activity bus was cancelled, these clubs tried to move the peer tutoring to STEN, but they were unsuccessful due to lack of space and supervision, Violett said.

“It was a good thing for students. A lot of freshmen don’t have the feel of high school yet, and it was good for them to get help, especially from seniors who have been through it before,” sophomore Julianne Miller said.

“It will hurt the students who needed the extra help and a quiet place to study, which they might not get at home,” Violett said.

If students still wish to seek tutoring help, the Elburn library offers free homework help after school. Learning centers like Sylvan, Appletree and Kumon may also help, though these all cost money. Student services also has a list of adult tutors, which cost money as well, Violett said.