A state budget is now in place, and that is certainly a good thing for schools around the state as it guarantees their funding for this upcoming school year. But, the ultimate goal of education funding reform is still not settled. And, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well says that’s certainly an issue for schools going forward, if there is no reform and a property tax freeze.
Senate Bill One, which is the Education Funding Reform bill, is still sitting on the Governor’s desk at this time. Governor Rauner had earlier vowed to veto measure, because it included what he called a “bailout” for Chicago Public Schools.