IL governor says schools will open despite funding fight

Geronimo Vena
Luglio 15, 2017

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says although it's not raining in parts of Illinois, the state is bracing for more flooding. Schools are gonna open!

The bill establishes an evidence-based model that ties public school funding to "best practices" aimed at enhancing student achievement. "And we're gonna make sure it's done on a basis that's fair for taxpayers all across the state and it doesn't benefit only one community at the expense of other communities". When it passed the House, the bill garnered 60 votes; it would need 71 to overcome a veto.

Moody's Investors Service said on Friday that a delay in the first fiscal 2018 state payment due schools in August would pressure districts, including junk-rated CPS, forcing some to tap reserves or borrow for operations.

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The report was written by Moody's assistant vice president David Levett.

Officials in one IL school district are concerned that flooding from recent rainfall will impact the start of classes next month.

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