Mt. Olive Elementary KindergartenMOUNT OLIVE State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) visited with teachers, administrators and students at Mount Olive Elementary School as part of America Education Week on Wednesday.

“Today was a great chance to see talented educators at work. They work diligently every day to ensure their students receive a quality education and they deserve extra recognition,” Manar said.

Manar was invited by Marsha Shulte a teacher and co-president of the Mount Olive Education Association. During the tour of the school, Manar met with Superintendent Patrick Murphy.

America Education Week is sponsored by the Illinois Education Association to promote learning, celebrate public education and honor individuals making a difference in children’s lives.

This spring session, Manar sponsored school funding reform that would send more money to schools based on local students’ needs. Under that legislation, Senate Bill 1, Mt. Olive public schools could see an additional $70,000 in annual state aid.

While SB 1 awaits debate and a vote in the Senate, this year’s state education budget set aside additional funding to assist financially distressed school districts. Under this new funding, Mt. Olive schools receive $120,000 more than last year.

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