Nybo: Compromise school funding bill allows State to look at funding through a more fair lens
Jun 23, 2017 4:36 PM - Illinois schools would start off the new academic year with more funding than years past under a recent compromise school funding proposal introduced by Senate Republican lawmakers that the Illinois School Board of Education (ISBE) indicates would provide all 852 school districts with more funding and a more equitable distribution system than any previous proposal. State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has stood up in support of the legislation to help resolve the current unequal, inequitable school funding distribution system that has overlooked the needs of various school districts throughout Illinois. "Illinois is not any one city; it is made up of over 800 school districts that are asking for state funding-and asking for it to not be taken away," said Nybo. "Senate Bill 1124 allows the state to look at funding through a more fair lens by evaluating each school district's financial need and determining its equitable funding. This legislation is a true bipartisan compromise that incorporates key priorities for both represented parties and chambers, and provides our schools with the opportunity to open their doors with more money to fund the resources they need."