Wilmette school district may charge for kindergarten

October 20, 2010 4:52:36 AM PDT
A school district on the North Shore is considering several options to plug a projected $5 million deficit this year, including the possibility of charging parents to send their kids to kindergarten.

Wilmette School District 39 may ask parents to pay $5,000 a year for their young children. It would save the district $685,000 a year.

Budget cuts, new user fees and a tax increase are also being considered. It will all be discussed at next month's board meeting.