On behalf of the Fund the Formula Illinois Campaign
Illinois is now on the right path in providing adequate and equitable funding for all schools. Because of the new evidence-based funding formula, nearly 80 percent of all new state funding went to districts that were considered majority low-income, low-wealth districts. That was in Fiscal Year 2019, but we must do better. That’s why we believe we need an additional $450 million in FY20. This will allow us to stay on track in reaching funding adequacy by 2027 — and more importantly, help children across Illinois who need it the most.