Governor Bruce Rauner says schools will open this fall. Although the state now has a budget, the plan requires the state to have a new education funding formula before money can be sent to schools. Lawmakers passed a revamped formula, but Governor Rauner opposes the measure, calling it a bailout for Chicago schools. Still, he says something will be worked out.
The legislature hasn’t sent the Governor that bill as of yet, which he could veto in part, or in its entirety.