Illinois Budget

Senate Bill 1124—An Inequitable Alternative to SB 1

Release: June 30, 2017

This report analyzes some of the major differences between SB1, the "Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act" that passed both chambers of the General Assembly; and SB1124, an alternative education funding reform bill sponsored by Senator Jason Barickman.

It finds that SB1 does not favor any school district-it does not create any special "bailout" of CPS-and instead creates a proportional, equitable distribution of new state funding for K-12 education.

Fact Sheet: SB16—School Funding Reform Act of 2014

Release: November 11, 2014

To address concerns about inequity in the Illinois' K-12 education funding formula, the Illinois Senate unanimously established the Education Funding Advisory Committee or “EFAC” in July of 2013. One specific goal supported by EFAC was making said distribution more equitable from a needs-based standpoint. In April of 2014, Senator Andy Manar (D-48) introduced SB16 in part to implement some of EFAC’s recommendations. CTBA's Fact Sheet outlines the primary goals, basic mechanics, and equity concerns of SB16.

Money Matters

Release: August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

School Construction Grant Appropriations of Projections

Release: August 23, 2007

School construction grant appropriations of projections: FY1998-FY2008 (proposed).

School Construction Projects

Release: August 23, 2007

School construction projects for FY1998-FY2008 (proposed)

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