Budget impasse prompts a warning from Virginia schools

    It is likely most Illinois residents have not yet felt the impact of the state’s failure to enact a budget; however, that seems likely to change very soon, barring legislative action.
    In a letter to be issued this week, Virginia School Superintendent Brent O’Daniell warns the “ongoing dysfunction at the capital ultimately results in a shift of the cost of educating Illinois’ children to local property taxpayers.”
    The letter, which was approved Monday morning by the Virginia School Board’s Finance Committee, will be issued to residents electronically.

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