Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) designed to ensure school districts receive full funding after natural disasters sailed through the Senate last week on a unanimous vote.
“When natural disasters strike, we must ensure education does not suffer. Children are the future of our communities, and we owe it to them to provide the education they deserve”, said Brady. “I encourage the House of Representatives to pass this legislation.”
Senate Bill 1628 is designed to make sure funding provided to school districts is not adversely affected by low pupil attendance as a result of a natural disaster. After the Senate unanimously approved Brady's legislation, it now heads to the House of Representatives for further review and debate.