As the summer continues, the threat of K-12 schools not opening in the fall becomes more prevalent the longer it takes state lawmakers to pass a budget.
A statewide survey had found that some schools would be able to open without any state funds, but not for long. The Illinois Association of School of School Administrators found that average school districts cold stay open for about five months with no state funding. This would put school in a precarious position because it wold deplete their reserve funds.
State Senator Dale Righter proposed a bill that would fund K-12 schools at the end of the Spring Legislative Session last week that passed in the Illinois Senate, but not the House.