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The Blue Ridge School district would lose funding under the latest school funding formula reform proposal in Springfield.

 

Susan Wilson is the District's Superintendent and says the current formula needs to be fully funded in order to work. The formula has come under fire in recent years and she notes that in part, is due to it being underfunded in that time.

 

 

Wilson indicates the current formula in the Illinois legislature would take money away from Blue Ridge, that on top of the fact there is a provision no district will lose money in the first year.

 

 

According to Wilson, the state of Illinois needs to do two things to fix the financial situation. She says they need to generate more revenue and refinance the state's obligation for the pension system.

 

 

Wilson believes doing funding reform for the sake of funding reform will likely not be a good thing. She hopes it is done right and done well and for the right reasons. 

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