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Manar honored for work on school funding reform

ManarMCRTASPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar received several awards recently for his work on school funding reform and his dedication to public education in Illinois.

The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools presented Manar with its Friend of Education Award for his work in bringing a new school funding formula to Illinois. Manar accepted the award during the organization’s meeting in Springfield Sept. 11.

The association represents leaders of the state’s regional offices of education and intermediate service centers.

On Sept. 25, Manar was presented with a Community Partner award from the Decatur Board of Education for his work securing school funding reform. Decatur schools have received an additional $4 million in the first two years of the new formula.

Finally, Senator Manar was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Macoupin County Retired Teachers Association for his work on the formula overhaul and its positive effects on schools throughout the county. The presentation occurred during the association’s meeting Oct. 3 in Carlinville.

Manar said he intends to continue being a strong voice for retired teachers to protect the pensions and insurance they worked hard for during their careers.

Photo cutline: State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is presented with a certificate of appreciation by members of the Macoupin County Retired Teachers Association during its meeting Oct. 3, 2018, in Carlinville.

Sen. Andy Manar

Sen. Andy Manar

48th Senate District

Years served:2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture; Appropriations I; Appropriations II (Chairperson); Education; Executive Appointments (Vice-Chairperson); Financial Institutions; Subcommittee on Capital (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Born November 15, 1975, in Bunker Hill; B.A. in History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; past chairman of Macoupin County Board; married (wife, Trista), has three children.

Associated Representatives:
Avery Bourne
Sue Scherer