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School Districts Join Statewide Call for Legislature and Governor to Pass a State Budget

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Posted 11:52:04 AM by Dr. Dan Oakley

School chiefs call for budget, equitable funding and payment on past due bills 

Fieldcrest CUSD 6 and more than 394 school chiefs across the state, representing more than 1.3 million students, are calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget, improve the state's education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars in unpaid bills this year. The state now owes Fieldcrest CUSD 6 more than $648,000, and has been operating without a full budget for the past 22 months. 

Dr. Daniel L. Oakley, Fieldcrest CUSD 6 superintendent, stated "I stand with the more than 394 superintendents from across the state in a call for action. We need to end the impasse now and move forward with a budget that will serve the two million K-12 Illinois public school students who represent our future."