After several years of working to find a solution, schools will finally realize the benefits of added school funding. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced this week that her office sent 350 million dollars to hundred of schools across the state. And, this is the first time schools are being paid under a new funding formula. Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Garrison, who was part of the fight for the past several years to find a more fair way to fund schools, says this is absolutely an exciting time for schools to realize the added funding.
And, Dr. Garrison says getting some added funding has certainly made her early days as Vandalia Superintendent of Schools go a lot nicer.
Under the new formula, the Vandalia School District is expecting to receive better than $546,000 in funds per year. All schools throughout the state will at least get what they have been, while many districts will realize additional funding under the new formula.