School Funding Bill Could Get Vote

May 20, 2014


(Springfield, IL)  --  A plan to revamp the state's school funding method could be up for a vote this week.  State Senator Andy Manar says he thinks there's enough support to get it through the Senate, without Republican support.  The plan aims to create a more equal funding system that ensures poor school districts get more money from the state.  Those in affluent communities could lose up to a-thousand-bucks per student.  Officials at some of those schools say that might not be a problem for the first year or two, but it could ultimately mean a property tax hike to make up the difference.
 

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