House Passes Historic School Funding Reform

Springfield…State Rep. Jerry Long (R-Streator) released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1947, historic education funding reform.

“This bill represents concessions from both parties and from both chambers,” stated Rep. Long. “This compromise prioritizes funding for our most impoverished schools and students while securing historic funding levels for all 852 school districts in Illinois. No school district will lose money.

“In response to my concerns as well as other Republicans, Chicago Public Schools’ normal pension costs will be paid in the same manner as all other school districts—outside the school funding formula.

“This is a good compromise that should be signed into law as soon as possible so that our schools can remain open.”

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