Rockford schools http://northernpublicradio.org en Contracts In Limbo For Rockford Schools Support Staff http://northernpublicradio.org/post/contracts-limbo-rockford-schools-support-staff <p></p><p>Rockford school officials informed the union representing paraprofessionals and food service workers the school board will terminate union contracts next month.</p><p>AFSCME Local 692 represents paraprofessionals in Rockford schools while AFSCME Local 3210 represents food service workers. According to a release from AFSCME, the unions represent nearly 640 members.</p><p>Starting pay for Rockford schools paraprofessionals is $9.53 an hour; food service workers start at $8.43.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:20:52 +0000 WNIJ 32024 at http://northernpublicradio.org Contracts In Limbo For Rockford Schools Support Staff Rockford Schools vote to cut $9.3 million in property taxes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-schools-vote-cut-93-million-property-taxes <p>The Rockford School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night &mdash; without discussion or debate &mdash; to lower the property tax rate by 58 cents for next year&rsquo;s tax bills.</p><p>The owner of a $100,000 house could see a 10 percent reduction in his or her property tax bill, at a cost of roughly $9.3 million to the Rockford School District in fiscal 2013.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:08:04 +0000 WNIJ 14057 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Schools vote to cut $9.3 million in property taxes