School funding reform went into effect in Illinois on January 1, and Taylorville School District superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says the district should be finding the amount of new state money it will receive in the near future.
Fuerstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. He says once those numbers are known, it will help in the planning for next school year’s budget.
Fuerstenau says state lawmakers need to continue to put more money into education each year to make sure the school funding reform bill does its job.
Fuerstenau doesn’t know how the election year will play into the funding debate for schools this year, but he says State Senator Andy Manar is already pushing for lawmakers to continue letting school funding reform do the job of getting all districts to adequate funding.