IT IS TIME FOR ILLINOIS TO PASS A BUDGET!
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How Much is Keeneyville District 20 Owed by the State of Illinois?
Dear District 20 Families and Community Members,
It has been nearly two years since the State of Illinois has passed a full budget. In that time we have seen critical public services hampered and the financial future of our state put at serious risk.
While Illinois public schools have benefited from a partially-funded state budget, our schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. We also will suffer if Mandated Categorical state payments, which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. To date, the State of Illinois owes our District over $870,000 in those Mandated Categoricals, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. Starting on April 24, 2017, a group of over 360 superintendents from across Illinois are joining forces to urge our General Assembly and Governor to #PassILBudget. We are calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to do the following:
Immediately, and with bipartisan support, end the state budget impasse.
Improve the state’s education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education institutions.
Pay school districts what they are owed this year.
Please join the effort and:
Contact your legislator! Click the following link to find your legislator. https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Ask your legislator to take action to address the three items mentioned above.
Use social media to share your budget concerns with the hashtag #PassILBudget
Ask your friends and community members to join our efforts.
Let’s all work together to #PassILBudget and create adequate and equitable funding for our schools.
Dr. Michael Connolly