Statement on passage of SB1 Amendment 1 out of House Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee 5.30.17
SB1 Amendment 1 passing out of Committee on a bipartisan vote tonight is a significant victory for students across Illinois, taking into account individual student needs, closing gaps between low-income and wealthier students, and ensuring that no district loses money. SB1 accounts for local ability to pay and offers property tax relief to high-tax districts, while delivering the largest share of new funds to districts furthest from adequate funding.
SB1 is a win for every student, every district and every county in Illinois. We look forward to the House’s vote on this bill tomorrow and applaud the House Committee and sponsor Rep. Will Davis for their action.