All Area Schools Would Receive More Under Rauner’s Revisions To Education Funding Reform Bill

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.