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qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
Hinkdad - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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Illinois schools seeking $1 billion more from state

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At a time when the state may be facing a $2.2 billion loss of revenue, state school officials are poised to ask lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn for a more than $1 billion increase in funding next fiscal year.

Staff at the Illinois State Board of Education will ask board members Thursday to sign off on a proposed spending plan that is 16 percent higher than what the agency is receiving this year.

Tops among the requests is for the state to fully fund general state aid to local schools to reverse three years of declining state assistance.

The request for more money, however, comes as the state's temporary income tax increase will expire next January. Estimates show the end of the increase will result in a $2.2 billion loss of revenue, beginning in the second half of the fiscal year.

Education officials say schools continue to see their costs rise at the same time property tax values and federal assistance are falling.

"We know it is going to be a tough budget year. Districts have been really struggling for a few years, but it is our job to advocate for more funding," board spokeswoman Mary Fergus said.

In his budget outline to the board, state schools Superintendent Christopher Koch said even though his proposal calls for a more than $1 billion increase over the current fiscal year, the recommendation is still nearly 2 percent less than what schools received in fiscal year 2009 when adjusted for inflation.

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