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Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau had good financial news to report to the Taylorville School Board meeting at Monday night’s meeting. With the Illinois State Board of Education releasing the amount of additional state funding each district will receive Thursday, Fuerstenau told board members that the district will be receiving an additional $225-thousand from the state.


Fuerstenau gave plenty of credit to State Senator Andy Manar, who led the fight for school funding reform for many years.



Fuerstenau says the law and finding out how much new money they will receive has given the administration something it hasn’t had in his years as superintendent.



Also at Monday’s meeting, the board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Taylorville regarding TIF district number one, along with approving changes for next school year to the district fees, the district handbook and the discipline code. The board also voted to continue discussion on a new special education cooperative with the Pana and Nokomis school districts. That could be voted on at the next school board meeting scheduled for May 14th at 7 p.m. at the district’s administration building.

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