Schools Receiving State Funds

After an August with no state aid payments, the two school districts in Bond County are beginning to see money arrive.

Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson reported his district received two state aid payments of just over $300,000 each last Friday. These represent the installments that were not issued in August.

The first September payment, in the same amount, is expected this week.

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The Illinois legislature and governor recently passed a bill to address school funding.

In Mulberry Grove Unit 1, Superintendent Brad Turner said the district is expecting to receive the August payments soon. They will amount to around $165,000. He is also anticipating the first September payment of $82,500.