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No More Layoffs at EIU Thanks to Stop-Gap State Budget

July 14, 2016

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) – Eastern Illinois University’s president says he doesn’t anticipate any more layoffs after the recent passage of a stop-gap state budget.

The Charleston school will receive about $26 million in state money through the end of the year. It also will receive about $3.5 million in Monetary Award Program student grant money that it advanced to its students. The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that EIU President David Glassman says the school will have to spend cautiously though because the stop-gap budget is temporary.

More than 400 Eastern Illinois employees have lost jobs because the school had received limited state funding. Glassman says the university has been able to call a few individuals back to work.

Glassman says EIU will be able to operate past Dec. 31 thanks to tuition dollars and state funding.

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