­school busCHICAGO – State Senator Ram Villivalam announced that school districts across the 8th District will receive more than $25 million in additional funding to help address the financial challenges of recent years.

“An investment in our schools is an investment in our youth and our future,” said Villivalam (D-Chicago). “This new funding will help to build a better learning environment for our students and offer them more opportunities to succeed.”

The funding comes from the 2017 Illinois Senate Democrat-backed evidence-based funding formula – an overhaul of the way the state funds K-12 education. The law made school funding more equitable by calculating the needs of individual school districts and basing its state revenue on those needs. The formula takes into account a district’s total enrollment, poverty rate, the number of special education or English language learners, among other factors.

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