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Rose: Senate Bill 1124 is better for all of our schools, could help end budget impasse, and will help lessen burden on local property tax payers

Sen. Rose offered the following comments on the state budget impasse and an attempt to find common ground amongst the parties and finally bring an end to this embarrassing and costly saga.

“We are nearing agreement on a lot of issues amongst the Senate Democrats, the Governor’s office and our Republican House and Senate caucuses. We are pushing budget cuts, needed reforms, property tax relief, and an effort to truly balance the budget that starts to pay off our backlog of bills. But until last week, Speaker Madigan and his House Democrats refused to come to the table and negotiate. I believe that an end to our state’s longstanding inequitable distribution of school funding can be an area that brings people to together. To that end, the Republicans have offered SB 1124 as a legitimate compromise position to the Democrat funding reform bill, SB 1 that was tilted substantially toward the Chicago Public School system that the Democrat leadership represents. 

“Bottom Line: SB 1 would send 70% of new funds to Chicago Public Schools which only has 19% of the students in the state. 

“SB 1124 is good for kids in EVERY district in Illinois and is better at hitting the adequacy target. In our area, it almost DOUBLES the funding. Today, we are releasing a side-by-side comparison of the numbers released by the non-partisan State Board of Education.

“Finally, while school kids across Illinois fare much better under SB 1124, this is also good for local property taxpayers to the extent that property taxes lead to increases when State funding decreases. This new funding model will help lessen the burden and reliance on local property taxes to fund local schools.

“This is a critical issue that if we can reach agreement, it can help us get a state budget.”

-       State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)

 

 

 

Per Pupil

Total Gain

District Name

Percent Low-Income

SB 1

SB 1124

SB 1

SB 1124

ARGENTA-OREANA COMM UNIT SCH D 1

20%

38.70

77.37

36,381.54

72,730.45

DECATUR SCHOOL DISTRICT 61

95%

323.36

610.61

2,769,765.22

5,230,172.40

MAROA FORSYTH C U SCH DIST 2

19%

30.88

59.36

37,318.37

71,732.37

MERIDIAN COMM UNIT SCH DIST 15

42%

94.63

307.68

92,181.91

299,721.85

MT ZION COMM UNIT SCH DIST 3

19%

77.22

236.12

192,699.43

589,237.04

SANGAMON VALLEY CUSD 9

35%

72.39

163.76

51,429.96

116,353.81

WARRENSBURG-LATHAM C U DIST 11

26%

43.65

87.26

40,330.79

80,625.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCOLA C U SCHOOL DISTRICT 306

53%

93.42

221.07

64,735.99

153,191.48

ARTHUR C U SCHOOL DIST 305

52%

30.88

59.36

35,666.29

68,556.80

OAKLAND C U SCHOOL DIST 5

61%

60.60

121.14

15,834.06

31,653.91

OKAW Valley CUSD 302

40%

30.88

59.36

15,449.22

29,696.07

SHILOH COMM UNIT SCH DIST 1

58%

24.68

47.40

9,748.10

18,724.59

SULLIVAN C U SCHOOL DIST 300

40%

112.51

331.43

124,044.00

365,400.40

TUSCOLA C U SCHOOL DIST 301

38%

66.57

133.09

64,796.21

129,534.31

VILLA GROVE C U SCH DIST 302

41%

125.15

346.33

83,661.69

231,521.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEMENT COMM UNIT SCHOOL DIST 5

53%

30.88

59.36

9,617.86

18,487.19

BLUE RIDGE COMM UNIT SCH DIST 18

46%

30.88

59.36

22,680.06

43,595.00

CERRO GORDO C U SCHOOL DIST 100

38%

53.07

106.09

28,099.10

56,173.00

CLINTON C U SCHOOL DIST 15

51%

1.20

2.30

2,295.49

4,409.29

DELAND-WELDON C U SCH DIST 57

46%

1.19

2.28

240.24

461.46

LINCOLN COMM H S DIST 404

47%

348.58

609.38

295,592.42

516,751.75

LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL DIST 27

73%

218.77

479.49

253,580.16

555,798.10

MONTICELLO C U SCHOOL DIST 25

19%

1.09

2.10

1,681.33

3,229.57

MT PULASKI COMM UNIT DIST 23

42%

30.88

59.36

16,181.07

31,102.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEECHER CITY C U SCHOOL DIST 20

59%

30.88

59.36

9,619.09

18,489.56

CENTRAL A & M C U DIST #21

42%

73.40

152.12

56,182.67

116,441.98

COWDEN-HERRICK CUD 3A

61%

364.40

645.65

149,223.68

264,394.19

NEOGA COMM UNIT SCHOOL DIST 3

46%

91.66

254.94

58,658.00

163,151.25

OKAW Valley CUSD 302

40%

30.88

59.36

15,449.22

29,696.07

PANA COMM UNIT SCHOOL DIST 8

68%

365.23

638.87

468,590.10

819,666.33

RAMSEY COMM UNIT SCH DIST 204

62%

369.99

648.70

160,687.10

281,728.74

SHELBYVILLE C U SCHOOL DIST 4

47%

134.85

363.75

155,564.83

419,625.79

STEWARDSON-STRASBURG CU DIST 5A

39%

89.70

238.65

30,836.52

82,039.50

TEUTOPOLIS C U SCHOOL DIST 50

13%

57.83

115.61

61,339.11

122,623.22

WINDSOR COMM UNIT SCH DIST 1

55%

94.01

269.42

32,809.64

94,026.97

 

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