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Illinois School Funding Bill Inches Forward

Illinois School Funding Bill Inches Forward

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Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

State Sen. Andy Manar’s bill would streamline the state’s school funding formula by requiring districts to demonstrate need before receiving money. The current method factors in a district’s poverty for some types of state aid but not others.

A subcommittee in the state Senate passed the measure Tuesday.The legislation faces another vote by a Senate committee before it heads to the full chamber.

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