Taylorville district sees 'stability' after funding change

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TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND)- After facing dramatic budget cuts, leaders in the Taylorville school district say changes to the state school funding formula have brought stability.

“We’ve come off a horrific time of proration, but this funding formula, in its second year, has brought some stability back in terms of when we receive money and additional investments back in education,” said Superintendent Gregg Fuerstenau during a district tour with State Sen. Andy Manar.

Voters in Taylorville also approved a tax referendum to fund schools, and private donors have contributed to school projects as well, Fuerstenau said.

The district has since launched a new high school STEM lab and has invested in a new reading text series for the first time in decades, he said.

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