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Illinois' unpredictable finances have taken a toll on many local school districts.

Many districts have been given last minute information when it comes receiving funds for various expenses. Warrensburg-Latham Superintendent Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle says it can be frustrating when a district finds out it won't receive some expected funds at the end of the school year. She adds salaries make up a large portion of the expenses.

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Warrensburg-Latham will also receive less Categorical Payments at the end of the school year. Dr. Kendrick-Weikle notes these payments go toward programs such as special education and transportation and is usually dispersed in four payments. She says it's devastating that the district may only get two payments this year.

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Warrensburg-Latham has also has to dip into their reserves for the last couple of year. The Superintendent continues to be optimistic but says she's also a realist when it comes to funding.

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