More than 390 School District Superintendents Urge Lawmakers and Governor to Pass State Budget
School chiefs call for end to impasse, and seek equitable funding, payment on past due bills
West Aurora School District 129 – School District Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Craig, joins more than 390 school chiefs from across the state, representing 1.3 million students, in calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget. The grassroots initiative, called “Pass Illinois’ Budget!,” also urges lawmakers and the Governor to improve the state’s education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars owed in unpaid bills this year.
As legislators return to Springfield following spring break, school districts are using school marquees to share their frustration with the state budget crisis and taking to social media with a call to #PassILBudget. The state now owes West Aurora School District 129 almost $10 MILLION, and has been operating without a full budget for the past 22 months.