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

BUNKER HILL – State Senator Andy Manar will host evening office hours in Brighton and Livingston on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to allow residents a convenient opportunity to seek help with matters related to state government.

The times and locations are:

  • Brighton City Hall, 206 S. Main St., from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Livingston Senior Center, 601 Livingston Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Constituents will be able to ask questions and seek assistance with issues involving state agencies or programs. Walk-in visits are welcome. Appointments are encouraged but not required. To schedule a time, call Senator Manar’s Bunker Hill office at 618-585-4848.

Constituents who are unable to make it to these office hours but need assistance with a matter may call or visit Senator Manar’s district offices any time throughout the year to speak with a staff member. The locations and phone numbers are:

  • Bunker Hill office, 115 N. Washington St. – 618-585-4848
  • Springfield office, 119A Capitol Building – 217-782-0228
  • Decatur office, Macon County Office Building, 141 S. Main St., Suite 502 – 217-429-8110
 

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