Nearly $4M in new money funneled to Decatur classrooms in just two years

Manar 05252017DECATUR – Decatur public school families will continue to benefit from Illinois’ new school funding formula, which guarantees an additional $1.7 million for the academic year that is getting underway, State Senator Andy Manar said today.

That means the new formula will have pumped nearly $4 million in additional money into Decatur Public Schools during its first two years on the books.

“Long underfunded school districts like Decatur are finally getting the attention and the state support they’ve been starved of for too many years,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the driving force behind passage of the new school funding formula.

“I am delighted the evidence-based model is working as we expected it would. It’s exciting to learn about the growth and innovation happening in our classrooms because of this new, equitable approach to funding education.”

Read more: Decatur schools capture additional $1.7M in Year 2 of new formula

More than $1.1M in new money funneled to Gillespie classrooms in just two years

ManarSpfldRally550GILLESPIE – Gillespie public school families will continue to benefit from Illinois’ new school funding formula, which guarantees an additional $473,360 for the academic year that is getting underway, State Senator Andy Manar said today.

That means the new formula will have pumped more than $1.1 million in additional money into Gillespie public schools during its first two years on the books and more than $4.2 million additional into eight Macoupin County public school districts combined.

“Long underfunded school districts are finally getting the attention and the state support they’ve been starved of for too many years,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the driving force behind passage of the new school funding formula.

“I am delighted the evidence-based model is working as we expected it would. It’s exciting to learn about the growth and innovation happening in our classrooms because of this new, equitable approach to funding education.”

Many school districts are rehiring teachers and counselors who were laid off because of budget constraints, reinstating vital programs, creating innovative new learning programs, and establishing much-needed stability so they can budget for the future.

Read more: Gillespie schools capture additional $473,000 in Year 2 of new formula

More than $563,000 in new money funneled to Litchfield classrooms in just two years

05172018 Manar Interview 350LITCHFIELD – Litchfield-area families will continue to benefit from Illinois’ new school funding formula, which guarantees an added $246,179 for the school year that is getting underway, State Senator Andy Manar said today.

That means the new formula will have pumped more than $563,000 in additional money into Litchfield public schools during its first two years on the books and nearly $1.2 million additional into Montgomery County’s four public school districts combined.

“Long underfunded school districts are finally getting the attention and the state support they’ve been starved of for too many years,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the driving force behind passage of the new school funding formula.

“I am delighted the evidence-based model is working as we expected it would. It’s exciting to learn about the growth and innovation happening in our classrooms because of this new, equitable approach to funding education.”

Many school districts are rehiring teachers and counselors who were laid off because of budget constraints, reinstating vital programs, creating innovative new learning programs, and establishing much-needed stability so they can budget for the future.

Read more: Litchfield schools capture additional $246,000 in Year 2 of new formula

More than $690,500 in new money funneled to Pana students in just two years

ManarPanaStudents350PANA – Pana-area families will continue to benefit from Illinois’ new school funding formula, which guarantees an added $274,000 for the school year that is getting underway, State Senator Andy Manar said today.

That means the new formula will have pumped more than $690,500 in additional money into Pana schools during its first two years on the books.

“Long underfunded school districts like Pana are finally getting the attention and the state support they’ve been starved of for too many years,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat and the driving force behind passage of the new school funding formula.

“I am delighted the evidence-based model is working as we expected it would. It’s exciting to learn about the growth and innovation happening in our classrooms because of this new, equitable approach to funding education.”

Many school districts are rehiring teachers and counselors who were laid off because of budget constraints, reinstating vital programs, creating innovative new learning programs, and establishing much-needed stability so they can budget for the future.

Read more: Pana schools to receive additional $274,000 in Year 2 of new formula

 

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