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Superintendents call on state officials to pass education funding reform legislation

Illinois superintendents are calling on the governor and the General Assembly to stop politicking and pass a school funding bill for the kids. (WRSP)

Illinois superintendents are calling on the governor and the General Assembly to stop politicking and pass a school funding bill for the kids.

Superintendent Taylorville Community Unit Schools Greggory Fuerstenau said his district has enough money to keep schoolhouse doors open through March.

He said a hold-harmless provision would provide consistency to his district and others around the state by not causing any schools to lose out on funding in the future.

"It doesn't matter whether you live in Taylorville or Chicago,” Fuerstenau said. “I'm an advocate for this because nobody loses. I think that was made very clear when we started this process four years ago. We weren't having winners and losers."

The governor rewrote part of Senate Bill 1 earlier this month.

That's the school funding reform legislation that would release state aid to districts.

Rauner said the legislation would unfairly benefit Chicago Public Schools.

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