Some unexpected funding has arrived in the bank accounts of Illinois School districts. School district officials had been told not to expect their third and fourth state aid payments this year. However, some districts received their third of the four annual payments last week, while others received a check Monday.
Originally the State told school districts their funding would be pro-rated at a rate of 89-percent. School officials across the state are saying the cash will help some of this year's programs, but will not affect the possibility of cuts for next year.