State Senator Andy Manar received several awards recently for his work on school funding reform and his dedication to public education in Illinois.

The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools presented Manar with its Friend of Education Award for his work in bringing a new school funding formula to Illinois. Manar accepted the award during the organization’s meeting in Springfield.

The association represents leaders of the state’s regional offices of education and intermediate service centers.

09112018 Manar Decatur Schools award 350In Decatur, Senator Manar was presented with a Community Partner award by the board of Decatur Public Schools for his work securing school funding reform. Decatur schools have received an additional $4 million in the first two years of the new formula.

Finally, Senator Manar was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Macoupin County Retired Teachers Association for his work on the formula overhaul and its positive effects on schools throughout the county.

Manar said he intends to continue being a strong voice for retired teachers to protect the pensions and insurance they worked hard for during their careers.

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