"April surprise" http://peoriapublicradio.org en School transportation state funding to remain the same http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/school-transportation-state-funding-remain-same <p></p><div>The budget lawmakers approved would keep school transportation funding next year the same as this year. &nbsp;But as IPR’S Chris Slaby reports, Illinois school districts still face financial struggles.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers say they were able to accomplish this because of what they call the "April surprise," when Illinois collected an extra one-point-five billion dollars in tax revenue. Anthony </span>Galindo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the superintendent of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley district. &nbsp;He says the "surprise" amounts to an extra 300-thousand dollars there.</span></div><div> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:11:50 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 7129 at http://peoriapublicradio.org School transportation state funding to remain the same