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Schools will open on time despite state’s education funding battle

Education officials in Homewood and Flossmoor pledged that schools will open on time, despite the state of Illinois’ school funding issues.

Legislators approved Senate Bill 1 (SB1) that would rewrite the funding formula for general state aid. Gov. Bruce Rauner threatens to veto the bill. Without approved legislation there is no mechanism in place to provide school districts with state dollars. 

That quandary will again put schools in a precarious financial situation, but administrators in Homewood District 153, Flossmoor District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 all say students and parents should . . .

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