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Champaign-Area School Superintendent Believes SB1 Veto Helps Downstate Districts

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A school district superintendent in southeast Champaign County supports Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, the school funding bill. But Andy Larson with Unit Seven said he was frustrated that the issue has turned into a political game.

“It’s gets really frustrating when we are used as the biggest political pawn out there for everybody to get their own agendas taken care of," he said. 

Larson said his district will open on time and stay open as long as possible, thanks to conservative budgeting. stay open as long as possible. He also doesn’t think the school funding standoff will get to the point where school districts will have to close.