Zeigler-Royalton Teachers, Staff Paid Late Due to No State Funding

ZEIGLER – Just weeks after the Zeigler-Royalton school district nearly missed payroll due to a lack of state funding, it’s had to pay teachers a week late.

The school district has joined others the last two years on a waiting list for money from the state, that wasn’t guaranteed. 

Superintendent George Wilkerson told WSIL-TV that the school should be receiving two forms of payment: general state aid and categorical payments but the last three categorical payments haven’t been paid and leave the school district short by more than $344,000. 

Those late payments to the school mean the school is late issuing paychecks to its 70 staff members.