SPRINGFIELD - Statement from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton regarding school funding priorities and approval of HB813:
“This legislation continues our efforts in the Senate to create a more equitable school funding system in which state dollars go to help students, schools and communities facing unfair challenges in providing a quality education.
In addition, this finally treats Chicago schools like all of the other public schools in the state in terms of pension funding.
And, we would provide Chicago schools with the resources needed to avoid devastating layoffs and hopefully avert labor strife.
I urge the Illinois House to quickly add its backing to this legislation.”