Peoria Public Radio, July 12, 2017
The fight isn’t over for the East Moline School District after Illinois ended its two-year budget impasse last week.
The new budget requires that allocated funding for public schools only be distributed under a funding formula that accounts for school size and demographics, also known as an evidence-based formula, which schools do not currently have. That means that funding for East Moline and every other school district in Illinois is stuck in Springfield until a new school funding formula is passed into law.