District 26 School Board President Offers Information on Rauner’s State Aid to Education Bill Alterations

Here are comments from Cary School Board President Scott Coffey on Governor Bruce Rauner’s State Aid to Education changes: I do have some very high level take-aways from the Amendatory Veto by Rauner. In general, I’d conclude that Rauner’s adjustments … Continue reading

Elgin State Senate Democrat Comments on State Aid to Education Veto Override

A press release from Senator Christina Castro: Castro votes to restore predictability and stability to local schools SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) today voted to support community schools. “Today we passed monumental school funding reform that will allow all … Continue reading

McConnaughay Weighs In on State Aid to Education Amendatory Veto

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Sen. McConnaughay Statement on Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto on School Funding Legislation SPRINGFIELD – Saying all Illinois schools need fiscal stability and certainty, State Senator Karen McConnaughay urged her Senate colleagues to … Continue reading

McConnaughay Reports – School Funding: What’s Equal and What’s Equitable?

A message from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: The Illinois School Funding Commission met for the third timeon Wednesday. As a member of the Commission, I was particularly interested in this week’s discussion on equity and how increasing equitability in school … Continue reading

McConchie & McConnaughay Charged with State Aid to Education Revamp

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: Sen. McConchie appointed to the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) is one of twenty Illinois legislators appointed to the newly created Illinois School Funding … Continue reading

Wheeler Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Barbara Wheeler: The Wheeler 64 Report: July 1, 2016 New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year The General Assembly took action on June 30 to … Continue reading

Tryon Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Mike Tryon: New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year SB 2047. Some elements of the package appropriated money so that it could be legally used … Continue reading