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Funding for schools has recently been an issue in our community. Due to the issues with the current budget in Illinois, many school districts are uncertain where to obtain money for schools. While the government was attempting to fix the issue to fund schools, the districts raised property taxes and began to dip into the schools’ rainy day funds. These funds would typically be used for emergencies but when money is scarce the districts use the funds to support schools.

In my view, the school districts should deter from using the state’s money and begin to find ways to fund schools within the community. The community should regularly fundraise and put money into an account that specifically goes to schools. A tax, like social security, should be created so that individuals in the community would be required to contribute to educating individuals.

Running a school has various expenses. For the welfare of the community children need to be educated. Therefore, money is needed.

Torie Cole, Decatur

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