Education Funding en Illinois School Funding "Protects Inequity" <p>Critics of the way Illinois funds schools say it's wrong that the quality of a child's education is based largely on his/her zip code. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:19:17 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 50942 at Illinois School Funding "Protects Inequity" Illinois Lawmakers Studying School Funding <p>State funding for education in Illinois has dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:04:29 +0000 Brian Mackey 39248 at Illinois Lawmakers Studying School Funding Cutting School Transportation Funding <p>Illinois schools could see state funding reduced by millions of dollars under Governor Pat Quinn's budget proposal. One of the largest cuts would be to the fund used to get children to school on time. Mon, 06 May 2013 17:45:29 +0000 Chris Slaby 33294 at Cutting School Transportation Funding Increasing State Aid for Wealthy School Districts <p>Illinois gives out millions of dollars annually to well-off schools, and the state's education chief said that number could start to rise.</p><p>The districts receiving the state funds can't go to local residents for more money because of property tax caps.</p><p></p><p></p><p>State superintendent Christopher Koch said as the economy recovers and property values increase, Illinois could be on the hook for sending even more money to wealthy districts.</p><p>“The key is, how do we solve it? How do you put a better system in, one that's less reliant on property values?” Koch asked.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:05:52 +0000 Chris Slaby 31475 at Increasing State Aid for Wealthy School Districts Cost Containment Plan for Macomb Schools <p>The workforce will be a bit smaller in the Macomb School District next fall as a result of budget cuts.</p><p>The equivalent of three full-time positions will be eliminated as part of what the district is calling a “cost containment” plan, which the Board of Education approved during its March meeting.</p><p>Superintendent Alene Resuchel said the district will also dip into its reserves to balance its budget, but she said it is not sustainable in the long-term to rely solely on reserves.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:41:31 +0000 Rich Egger 30696 at Cost Containment Plan for Macomb Schools