Governor Bruce Rauner is urging lawmakers to quickly pass an education funding bill to make sure schools can open in the fall. Governor Rauner says the legislature should build on the recent spirit of bipartisanship at the Capital and ensure that K thru 12th grade education is properly funded.
Rauner says he welcomes ideas on how to more fairly fund schools in Illinois. But, he says in the meantime, lawmakers need to approve the increase in education funding he is proposing.
There are currently at least two plans for education funding in Springfield. One is the Governor’s plan—the other is Senate Bill 231 introduced by State Senator Andy Manar. Area schools would look to benefit more from Sen. Manar’s plan than the one introduced by the Governor.