Local School Districts Under Pressure From Governor’s Budget Proposal

Local School Districts Under Pressure From Governor’s Budget Proposal

MT. VERNON — As a part of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal, he is holding back $150 million of a budgeted $350 million new dollars in state money for local school districts saying the money will only be there if his proposed graduated income tax is passed. The entities caught in the middle of this political issue is local schools.

MVTHS Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch says the district has received $700,000 in new money over the past 2 years from school funding reform. He says the governor’s plan takes local schools back to the days of funding proration not long ago.

Fritchtnitch encourages voters to learn more about the progressive income tax proposal and vote their conscious on the issue in November. He says with our democracy, letting the people decide is key to effective governing.

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