TREMONT -- Students in Tremont School District 702 return to class on Thursday, and officials hope the community will answer a call to action to make this school year a success.
The state owes the school district $200,000 in general aid.
Instead of waiting for the state to act, district officials are taking matters into their own hands.
This Saturday, they're holding a "Bridge the Gap" fundraiser.
There will be family fun events from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Tremont High School.
All of the money raised will be used to install air conditioning at Tremont Grade School and help support the district's 40 clubs and sports teams.
For more information, head to the Tremont 702 Bridge the Gap facebook page.