8/29/17

Statement on passage of SB1947 compromise

The SB1947 compromise includes the SB1 provisions we have been fighting for, taking into account student needs and local property wealth, closing funding gaps and keeping them closed, and providing a long-term stable funding system that helps all districts achieve adequate funding.

Today is another step forward for equitable school funding in Illinois. We are a signature away from fixing a funding formula that has shortchanged low-income students for decades. We urge the Governor to sign this bill swiftly.

About Fix the Formula Illinois
Fix the Formula Illinois is a campaign of Advance Illinois, Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Educators 4 Excellence, Equity First, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Funding Illinois’ Future, Gamaliel of Illinois, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, High School District Organizations of Illinois, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois for Educational Equity, Illinois Parent Teacher Association, Illinois Principals Association, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Latino Policy Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, Noble Network, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Quad County Urban League, South Suburban Action Conference, Springfield Urban League, Taylorville Citizens for Education, Teach Plus Illinois, Tri-County Urban League, United Congregations of the Metro East, Urban Muslim Minority Alliance and Vision 20/20. Learn more about the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign at www.fundingilfuture.org/fixtheformulaillinois.

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