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The State of Illinois did something they haven't done in nearly a decade: commit to fully funding education.'

 

One local superintendent is going against the predominant opinion and is optimistic they will follow through. Lincoln High School Superintendent Robert Bagby believes this because of promises that were kept last year.

 

 

According to Bagby, the state fully funding education means an additional $42-thousand. He notes though, the high school has lost over a million dollars in state funding in recent years.

 

 

In recent years, Lincoln High School's funding shift has gone from a majority reliance on state and federal funds, to now mostly being reliant on local dollars.

 

 

Despite losing money from the state and becoming more reliant on local dollars, Bagby points out in Lincoln, they've been able to keep the property tax rate at levels from the mid-90s, though they did have to raise rates this year, which calls "unfortunate."

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