Hamilton County School District Struggling With Payroll

(MCLEANSBORO, IL) –There may be a possibility that the Hamilton County Unit 10 School District may have problems meeting payroll next Thursday. Officials told the McLeansboro Times Leader, there are a couple of things causing the problem. One is the state is behind on giving out its first quarterly state reimbursement payment, and second is the fact that Hamilton County sent out its real estate tax bills later than normal. The district has just over $295,000, which amounts to its first quarterly payment. And the district may not see any money from real estate tax collection until November. The district is also holding onto about $103,000 worth of bills it can’t pay right now waiting to see if anything comes in. The district does have a line of credit with the bank and may have to go that route if no money comes in next week.