School Superintendents Demand Budget Resolution

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) — Nearly half of Illinois’ school superintendents are demanding a state budget by the end of May. The group of 388 administrators said Tuesday that schools in Illinois cannot survive another year without all of their state aid. Illinois schools have seen more per-student money over the past few years, but state has short-changed them millions of dollars for things like school buses and special education. If the General Assembly fails to pass a budget within the next six weeks that is approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the state will enter its third consecutive fiscal year without a spending plan.