School Superintendents on the Damage Being Done to K-12 Education Without a State Budget

From the State Capitol:  School Superintendents lay out the three things they need to keep education in Illinois from continuing to decline.  The superintendents, who represent school districts from around the state, share the economic impact on their school budgets, due to the lack of a state budget being passed.

While the schools HAVE had payments from the state on per pupil funding, there have not been payments for what are called the “categorical grants” such as compensation for transportation costs. At the time of this event, the state of Illinois owed school districts, $1.1 BILLION in past due payments.