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Comptroller begins sending out funding to schools

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Quincy Public Schools had yet to receive state funding as of Thursday morning. Quincy Public Schools had yet to receive state funding as of Thursday morning.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

School districts across Illinois have been waiting for crucial state aid, and they are one step closer to receiving it.

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza's office started sending out payments today.

Quincy Public Schools officials said the state owes the district just over $2-million in general state aid.

Ryan Whicker, the Chief of Business Operations said they are eager to see the money, which has yet to show up in the district's account.

"At this point we are still surviving off of our local property tax dollars, but the general state aid we will definitely need to sustain and keep our doors open for future months." Whicker said.

The district is also awaiting categorical payments from the state for things like transportation. The district expects those by the end of the year.

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