­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.

Local school districts set to receive funding include:

  • East Maine School District 63
  • Golf Elementary School District 67
  • Skokie School District 68
  • Skokie School District 69
  • Morton Grove School District 70
  • Niles Elementary School District 71
  • Skokie Fairview School District 72
  • East Prairie School District 73
  • Skokie School District 73.5
  • Lincolnwood School District 74
  • Niles Township Community High School District 219

The Fiscal Year 23 budget invested an additional $350 million into student’s success through the evidence-based funding model.

For more information on the FY 23 evidence-based funding distribution, visit isbe.net/Pages/EvidenceBasedFunding.

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