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The leader of a Logan County school believes while the State of Illinois figures out it's next funding formula, they need to fully fund the current formula.

 

Lincoln High School Superintendent Bob Bagby (right) feels while the State of Illinois figures out it's next funding formula, they need to be fully funding education to the requirements of the Illinois Constitution.

 

 

As the State tries to work through the funding formula, Bagby believes the current formula is just fine. He explains the Board of Education in Lincoln prepared for what is happening now and says he doesn't feel sorry for districts that didn't.

 

 

Bagby feels the latest funding reform proposal is a penalty on them because of their responsible spending and budgeting in recent years.

 

 

According to Bagby, a tax freeze bill forced the hand of the Board of Education in Lincoln to max-out their tax rate, which is what many would argue needs to be done for districts with low tax rates.

 

 

In other areas of the state, school districts receive exponentially more per student than other districts, mostly down state. Bagby believes that isn't right. He believes it should cost the same amount to educate an Illinois student regardless of their zip code.

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