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DeKalb County schools waiting on transportation, special education funding from state of Illinois

from DeKalb Daily Chronicle

The state of Illinois owes school districts in DeKalb County more than $10 million in transportation and special education funding. Aside from a few thousand dollars for driver's education, local schools haven't seen a dime in categorical funding for fiscal 2017. Districts such as DeKalb School District 428 can withstand the delay. Even after the school board approved the transfer of about $4.2 million from the transportation fund to the education and operations and maintenance funds, the district has about $600,000 in reserves. Even though District 428 is owed three quarterly payments from the state totaling more than $5 million, Business Manager Andrea Gorla said she isn’t concerned. more

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