Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 17, 2013

Effingham County Board to consider truancy ordinance, court fee

Daily News

EFFINGHAM — After months of discussion, the Effingham County Board is expected to consider Monday a revised truancy ordinance that protects the rights of parents who home-school their children.

The board meets at 4 p.m. in the Effingham County Office Building.

The board is also expected to consider an ordinance that would provide a revenue stream for the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program through additional assessments on criminal and petty offenses. For more on the proposed assessment fee, see Saturday's print edition.

Also on the agenda is new contracts for highway department employees represented by the Teamsters union and probation and public defender clerical employees represented by the Laborers International Union of North America.

During the meeting, the board is expected to approve the fiscal year 2014 budget for layover and approve a tax levy statement.