School districts host forum on Senate Bill 16
The public is invited to a forum hosted by Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 to share information about Senate Bill 16 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
Officials from the three districts say Senate Bill 16 would dramatically reduce their state funding by redistributing general state aid they now receive to districts in other communities.
District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually, District 15 would lose an estimated $11 million annually, and District 211 an estimated $8 million annually, officials say.
Senate Bill 16 has already passed the Senate and is expected to be discussed in the House when the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November.