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State funding starting to trickle down to Metro East school districts

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Granite City High School (Credit: KMOV) Granite City High School (Credit: KMOV)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Millions of dollars are now pouring into Metro East school districts after budget battles came to an end in Springfield.

Many districts are starting to see money from the capital. Belleville 118 District Superintendent Matt Klosterman said his district is already getting better funding.

“We’re excited about the $1.6 million in state aid for us. I will preface that by saying for this current year, we were budgeted at just under a $1 million deficit, so it's going to help alleviate the deficit we have,” said Klosterman.

Granite City schools are receiving an extra $2.9 million.

“One of the things we’ll be able to do is pay the bills and project somewhat to staff needs and needs that students have,” said Granite City Superintendent Jim Greenwald.

Some of that money will also go the junior high which took the brunt of budget cuts in recent years.

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