Senator Manar Pushing for Changes to State's Education Funding Formula


Springfield - While the governor has proposed increased funding for K through 12th grade education, one lawmaker says changes still need to be made to the state's funding formula.

Bunker Hill Senator Andy Manar said that without changes schools with greater need will continue to lose to schools with higher enrollments.

He also said that while he appreciated the governor including more money for schools, more work has to be done to improve education in the state.

"What I think the governor fails to understand is that even if we had money to shower, to rain down on the system today, that's not going to get money that's needed desperately in districts that are struggling with the effects of poverty," he said.

Despite the state still running without a budget lawmakers won't return to the Capitol until March 1st.

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