Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/11/2014 9:52 AM

State superintendent: education cuts 'devastating'

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- The head of the Illinois State Board of Education says proposed cuts in education funding could be "devastating" to school districts.

State superintendent Christopher Koch's comments were reported by the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

He says if the proposed cuts are approved, some districts might "not make it through the school year."

The ISBE is asking for a $1 billion increase in funding, while a preliminary revenue blueprint shows a potential $1 billion decrease.

The potential cuts come as state officials debate whether to change the school funding formula, which hasn't been updated since the mid-1990s.

That proposal would put almost all state education funding into one pot and require districts to demonstrate need.

The current method factors in poverty for some types of state aid, but not others. It also treats Chicago school funding differently.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here