Education in limbo without budget

Illinois Capitol News
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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Educators from around the state are making their most desperate pleas yet for school funding.

Some districts say they may not be able to open come fall. Others don’t know how they’ll make it to January.

Thursday, frustrated educators, parents and advocates went to the Capitol to voice their concerns, urging lawmakers to pass a budget.

At Thursday’s hearing, teachers spoke about various cuts crippling each district; many fearing the damage will have bigger impacts in years to come.

With just nine days left before the fiscal year ends, many districts are scrambling to get a budget together for next year. Many say it’s an impossible task with millions of dollars from the state still hanging in limbo.


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