All area schools would receive more money under Governor Bruce Rauner’s revisions to an education funding reform bill. Mercer County would gain the most at $250,000 in additional money followed by Sherrard with $131,000. In all, Rauner says nearly 98-percent of Illinois’ 852 school districts would receive more state funding than they would in the original legislation.
Under the Governor’s changes, Orion would receive $64,000 in additional state funding; United $61,000; Rockridge $32,000; West Central $115,000; Cambridge $28,000 and Alwood $10,000.
Rauner says if lawmakers won’t uphold his amendatory veto, they should work with him to reach a compromise and make sure schools get state dollars. On Sunday, the State Senate overrode Rauner’s amendatory veto. The Illinois House will take up the matter on Wednesday.