Kendall County schools would get $6.73 million more with Rauner schools plan
Kendall County's six school districts will receive an extra $6.73 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
House members convene tomorrow, where they will decide whether to override Rauner's amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, which redistributes state school funds from suburban districts to Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Rauner's changes to the bill would remove a provision that bails out the insolvent CPS, shifting CPS' $17 billion in debt to suburban property taxpayers.
On Sunday, the Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner's veto.
Kendall County State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Oswego) sided with Chicago Democrats, voting 'yes' on the override.
Sens. Jim Oberweis (R-Montgomery) and Sue Rezin (R-Newark) voted against it, siding with Gov. Rauner.
On Aug. 1, prior to the Senate vote, Rauner held a press conference outlining what he felt was at stake with this legislation.
“I hope they vote to support our plan and help us change how we fund our schools for the better; help us finally make education fair and equitable for all our schools,” Rauner said. “It’s time to act. If lawmakers refuse to support the numbers and our changes, then let’s come together to find another solution, quickly. Let’s get a compromise quickly. If they will not support our amendatory veto, then let’s come together. Our children need action. They deserve so much better than what we currently have. This is too important to let partisan games get in the way.”
Kendall County districts that would gain the most include Oswego Unit 308 ($5.44 million), Plano Unit 88 ($853,892) and Yorkville Unit 115 ($418,630).
How will your district fare in Gov. Rauner's schools plan?
The table below shows how much more Kendall County school districts would gain if there is no override of Rauner's amendatory veto of SB 1.
|District Name||Base Funding Minimum (Last Year)||Total FY 17 State Contribution (Funding w/AV)||SB1 Original||Compare to last year||Net +/-|
|OSWEGO UNIT 308||$60,415,261||$70,731,280||$65,288,948||$10,316,019||$5,442,333|
|PLANO UNIT 88||$9,519,275||$11,746,054||$10,892,162||$2,226,780||$853,892|
|YORKVILLE UNIT 115||$4,507,291||$5,088,187||$4,669,557||$580,897||$418,630|
|NEWARK CONS 66||$180,047||$194,156||$185,627||$14,109||$8,530|
|NEWARK H S 18||$129,345||$138,559||$134,002||$9,214||$4,557|
|LISBON CONS 90||$90,861||$98,665||$94,219||$7,804||$4,446|
Source: Illinois State Board of Education
Organizations in this Story
127 S Canal St
Newark, IL - 60541
413 Chicago Rd
Newark, IL - 60541
4175 Route 71
Oswego, IL - 60543
800 S Hale St
Plano, IL - 60545
602 Center Parkway
Yorkville, IL - 60560