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SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D., has released the following statement regarding Thursday’s passage of a stopgap budget for fiscal year 2017:

“I am pleased the General Assembly passed a stopgap budget that includes a full year of funding for K-12 education for fiscal year 2017.  I also appreciate Governor Bruce Rauner’s immediate signature and continued advocacy for Illinois schoolchildren. This legislation will ensure our schools are able to open for the 2016-17 school year,” Smith said.

“This appropriation avoids the possibility of significant future disruption of school operations and federal grant awards. While the passage of this budget is an important step to ensure our students receive the critical supports and resources they need, we still have more work ahead of us to provide equitable opportunities and access for all children.” 

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