McConchie Comments on Education Funding Commission Report

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie, who served on the Educational Funding Commission:

Sen. McConchie: Education funding framework ensures strong education for every child

Springfield, IL… The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission approved a framework and presented its recommendations today for the General Assembly to create a new school funding formula.

Dan McConchie

“I am glad we were able to come to an agreement on a framework to ensure both local control of schools and a strong education for every child no matter what zip code they live in,” said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), who served on the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission.

“The real work starts now as we begin drafting a bill to create a more equitable funding formula based on this report.

“During this process, I am committed to fighting for other important changes such as unfunded school mandate relief and real property tax relief options at the same time.”

The framework, created and discussed by 25 commission members, prioritizes new funding to the most vulnerable students and will address the inequity within school districts. New funding with first go to schools who are farthest away from their adequacy target.

Additionally, no school district would lose under the recommended framework. All state funding would be held level on a per pupil basis.


McConchie Comments on Education Funding Commission Report — 3 Comments

  1. So, maybe you move some school tax support from local property tax to the State Level.

    Where is the tax reduction?

    Wake up folks!

    Pay attention: “prioritizes new funding “.

  2. The Chicago and downstate Dems will never allow “school funding” to be equitable.

    Suburban school districts have been lobbying for equitable funding for years and don’t have anywhere near the votes to pass a reform bill.

  3. Which “suburban schools districts” have been lobbying for equitable funding “for years”?

    Lake Forest?


    Oak Brook?

    Or maybe the better question is what’s your definition of “equitable”?

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