State aid or not, Virginia schools will open

    No matter what happens with state funding of public schools, Virginia’s teachers and students will be back in classes as scheduled on Aug. 17.
    This was the unequivocal message delivered Monday evening by the Virginia Board of Education. At the same time, board members considered the district’s 2017/2018 school year financial options in light of the Illinois General Assembly’s continuing inability to pass a balanced state budget.

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