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QPS sees state aid deadline pass without a penny

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Webb said the district still hasn't seen any general state aid. Webb said the district still hasn't seen any general state aid.

For the first time in history, Illinois schools are getting ready to start the year with no general state aid, according to the comptroller's office

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb said on Thursday that it's a problem.

Webb says the district would typically receive roughly $500,000 in general state aid from the August 10th payment alone.

The total payment for the year is estimated to be $12.7-million. 

However, with the state still without a funding formula, school districts like his still aren't seeing any of that money.

 "The democratic plan was good for Quincy public schools." Webb said. "The governor's plan was good for Quincy Public Schools. No plan is bad for Quincy Public Schools."

Webb also said that the district is currently operating off of local tax dollars, but those will only last them through late fall. After that, if there is still no formula, the school board will have to decide what to do next.

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