We hear again today from Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well as school districts await a plan to figure out how they will get any education funding for this fiscal year. The Illinois General Assembly was able to override Governor Rauner’s veto last week and approve a new state budget. And, while there is education funding in the budget, there is no funding mechanism set up for districts to get their money. So, as of this time, school districts are not going to be funded. One potential solution would be Senate Bill One, which is the Education Funding Reform plan that was passed by the General Assembly and is sitting on the Governor’s desk. Well says that would mean more money for area school districts.
Governor Rauner has said before that he plans to veto the bill. If he does, that could mean the possibility of another override by the General Assembly.