Latest look at fixing school funding

Illinois Capitol News

ILLINOIS — Another school funding bill is being thrown into discussions with lawmakers who are working to fix the broken formula.

Senator Jason Barickman (R) introduced two more proposals to end inequity in districts across the state. His bills include more than 20 variables.

One includes new data to ensure additional funding goes to districts with the most need. Another part would establish which districts already exceed their funding levels.

It’s been more than 20-years since lawmakers changed how schools are funded.


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