- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - The president of Eastern Illinois University says the $12.5 million the school receives in stopgap state funding won’t be enough to get it through the summer.

EIU President David Glassman said in a letter May 2 that the school will be “challenged” to make payroll for late July and early August. The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/20apnfD) that Glassman says future layoffs may be necessary.

The school is receiving about $12.5 million as part of a measure Illinois lawmakers approved earlier this month. Lawmakers are amid a standoff over a full state budget. EIU officials say the school asked for $24 million to $28 million.

EIU has lost 413 employees since layoffs started about a year ago. The school has stopped hiring, postponed construction projects and restricted travel and purchases.


Information from: Mattoon Journal-Gazette, https://www.jg-tc.com

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