Education funding to increase under Governor Rauner proposal

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SPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Board of Education officials have released information on how much state funding school districts will receive in fiscal year 2017 under a proposal from Governor Bruce Rauner.

Under the proposal from Governor Rauner, education funding in Illinois will see a large increase for that fiscal year.  ISBE officials say this is the first time in seven years that General State Aid payments will not be prorated.

According to the release, Decatur School District 61 will receive $43,073,431, Champaign Community Unit School District 4 will receive $9,719,253, and Springfield School District 186 will receive $38,908,684.  For a complete list of school district receiving state funds under the proposal, click here.

Officials say some school districts will see a decrease in funding, due to a decrease in enrollment and the number of students living in poverty.

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