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September 22, 2014, 7:20 pm
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State Senator Manar: School Funding Formula Needs Changed


A legislative committee says Illinois’s school funding formula needs to be drastically revised.

 

State Senator Andy Manar headed up the group, which has been meeting since last summer. He says less than half of state funding for schools is allocated on the basis of which districts have the greatest need.

 

The committee says almost all state funding should be distributed on that basis.

 

But that could be a tough sell for lawmakers from areas which are making ends meet under the current formula, but which could lose funding if the system changes.

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