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Increasing our annual appropriation of new funds to $550M will accelerate our pathway to adequate and equitable funding in Illinois and allow hundreds of thousands more students to benefit from attending fully funded schools.

Federal relief funds helped support critical programs and services that are helping our schools to recover, but those funds expire next fall, putting learning recovery investments at risk.

In FY24 over 1.3 million of the state’s students are still in districts that are underfunded (districts at less than 90% of adequacy).

87% of Black students and 83% of Latinx students are in schools funded below 90% of adequacy, compared to 65% of White students.

A District-Level Look At Illinois Public School Funding

The Equity Dashboard
See what happens to funding for Illinois school districts as new dollars are added to the new formula. Brought to you by Advance Illinois’ Data Desk.

Evidence-Based Funding in Illinois: 2017-2022

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