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Moats Participates in Silent Protest in Springfield for Funding Illinois Future

Jenny Moats, parent and certified school nurse for the Taylorville School District, was one of many advocates that were in Springfield at the State Capitol as they participated in a silent protest and attended the House Education Task Force meeting. They urged lawmakers to support their efforts to reform the state’s inequitable and unfair public education funding system. Moats told Regional Radio News they were part of Funding Illinois’ Future, which has nearly 230 members.

Moats says a rally may happen and the Citizens for Education will reach out to other school districts to join them in the effort.

Moats added the school district has done an excellent job of being financially responsible. With the lack of funds coming in, Moats says the students are at a risk of being directly affected.

More information can be found at fundingilfuture.org. 

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