Supt. Sass: 'We Need to Be Efficient Using People's Local Tax Dollars'
District 122 Supt. Mike Sass discusses what's new about this upcoming school year, and what his top priorities are.
Editor's note: Every day this week, we'll publish a new Q&A with someone involved in New Lenox School District 122. Check back each day for a new interview.
When Mike Sass became the superintendent at New Lenox School District 122 a decade ago, about half the district's revenue came from the state and the biggest priority was finding land for new schools.
Fast forward 10 years, and state funding has dropped a bunch. The economic slowdown has stunted growth, and thus the need for more schools, so the focus now is on finances and the upkeep of existing buildings.
Sass spoke about the upcoming school year, his priorities and what's new and exciting in the district.
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