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A school funding reform proposal in Springfield would be the epitome to lightning striking a local district district twice.


Monticello schools greatly benefit from funds generated through the Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax, or CPPRT. Future funds from CPPRT are likely to be lower thanks to a calculation error but Superintendent of Monticello Schools, Dr. Vic Zimmerman says a proposal for funds lost to a funding reform proposal by Sen. Andy Manar would be another blow to future budgets.



Dr. Zimmerman says the proposal is something he is absolutely opposed to proposal and feels the current formula works when funded.



With a budget still not in place for the upcoming fiscal year in Illinois, Dr. Zimmerman doesn't anticipate a school funding plan not being in place going into next year. He feels that would create a lot of unhappy people in Illinois.



School funding reforms continue to be a hot topic in Springfield even throughout the budget stalemate. 

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