Vision 20/20 evidence-based formula can help solve inequity in school funding
Senate Bill 1403, Senator Jason Barickman’s bill to start the process to implement an evidence-based funding formula for Illinois public schools, is still under consideration by the General Assembly during this spring session. Evidence-based funding is a key part of Vision 20/20’s Equitable and Adequate Funding pillar.
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The State Journal-Register – School initiative targets underfunding, inequality
Sangamon County schools have joined a growing effort to bring comprehensive changes to Illinois’ public education system. A total of 381 school boards in Illinois have now signed resolutions supporting Vision 20/20, a four-pronged initiative sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Administrators, the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois Association of School Boards and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools to address underfunding, inequality and inefficiency in the state’s education system.
Kane County Chronicle – State legislators eye school funding reform
State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, said she doesn’t believe the newly introduced School Funding Reform Act of 2015 is a way to solve school funding inequity across the state.
Illinois General Assembly – Sen. Barickman announces evidence-based education funding reform
State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and the Vision 20/20 coalition have announced new legislation to reform the broken system used to fund schools in Illinois.
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Journal Star – Bloomington state senator bases school funding legislation on Vision 20/20 plan
State Sen. Jason Barickman announced on Thursday that he plans to introduce his own school funding bill in the General Assembly that would distribute money based on factors unique to each school district.
The Republic – New Illinois education funding formula bill could have bipartisan support
Two Illinois lawmakers say the time is right for lawmakers to fix the way the state distributes education dollars. Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington says he’s filing legislation that would commission a study to develop a formula for state funding of schools based on local needs.