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Thirty-nine DuPage County school districts lose, three win in state school funding revamp

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By LGIS Newsfeed | May 19, 2017

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Burr Ridge CCSD 180 stands to lose the most state funding of any school district in DuPage County under SB1.

DuPage County schools would be net losers of state funding under a bill that passed the Illinois State Senate Wednesday.

Collectively, the county's 42 school districts would get approximately $75 million per year less from the state's school funding formula, a 44 percent decrease from their 2015 funding levels, according to an Illinois State Board of Education analysis obtained by the DuPage Policy Journal.

Five state Senators representing DuPage County — Thomas Cullerton (D-Villa Park), Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines), Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) — voted "yes" and four — Michael Connelly (R-Lisle), Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) and Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) — voted "no" on Senate Bill 1, which passed 35-18 with three Senators voting present

Burr Ridge School District 180 (90% decrease), Wood Dale School District 7 (85% decrease), DuPage School District 88 (83% decrease), Fenton School District 100 (82% decrease), Lombard School District 44 (82% decrease), Bloomingdale School District 93 (81% decrease), Salt Creek School District 48 (80% decrease), Medinah School District 11 (80% decrease), Westmont School District 201 (78% decrease), Benjamin School District 25 (78% decrease), Glenbard Township School District 87 (78% decrease), Elmhurst School District 205 (77% decrease), Winfield School District 34 (77% decrease), Glen Ellyn School District 41 (77% decrease), Naperville School District 203 (77% decrease), Glen Ellyn School District 89 (77% decrease), Roselle School District 12 (77% decrease), Darien School District 61 (77% decrease), Downers Grove School District 99 (76% decrease), Lake Park School District 108 (76% decrease), Center Cass School District 66 (74% decrease), Hinsdale School District 181 (72% decrease), Downers Grove School District 58 (71% decrease), Itasca School District 10 (70% decrease), Butler School District 53 (70% decrease), Hinsdale Township School District 86 (69%), Bensenville School District 2 (66% decrease), Villa Park School District 45 (62% decrease), Woodridge School District 68 (52% decrease), Indian Prairie School District 204 (29% decrease), West Chicago School District 94 (24% decrease), Keeneyville School District 20 (10% decrease) and Addison School District 4 (6% decrease) would all be losers if Senate Bill 1 is enacted into law.

Marquardt School District 15 (30% increase), West Chicago School District 33 (26% increase) and Queen Bee School District 16 (22% increase) all stand to receive more state funding from the bill.

Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), includes a $385 million bailout of Chicago Public Schools, which face bankruptcy due to years of deficit spending.

The state funding cuts wouldn't take effect immediately. Manar's bill also includes a temporary "hold harmless" clause that would effectively delay them for two years.

The ISBE analysis was conducted last summer, after Manar unveiled his school funding proposal. It is the last known analysis of the bill.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vowed to veto the legislation should it reach his desk.

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How does your district fare under the state's new proposed school funding formula?

Senate Bill 1 promises a fairer distribution of state funding to local school districts. In DuPage County, it takes from some and gives to others.

Rank

DistrictCurrent State Funding

New State FundingChange 
1Marquardt SD 15 (Glendale Heights)$7,766,971$10,058,676

+30%
2West Chicago SD 33$15,319,527 $19,257,695

+26%
3Queen Bee SD 16 (Glendale Heights)$5,387,392$6,559,809

+22%
4Addison SD 4 $10,080,883 $9,462,043

-6%
5Keeneyville SD 20 (Hanover Park)$2,188,682 $1,968,832

-10%
6West Chicago CHSD 94$2,470,320 $1,885,715

-24%
7Indian Prairie CUSD (Aurora) $34,267,494 $24,436,694

-29%
8Woodridge SD 68 $3,846,024 $1,831,105

-52%
9Villa Park SD 45 $5,106,333 $1,940,008

-62%
10Bensenville SD 2 $3,717,735 $1,248,612

-66%
11Hinsdale Twp HSD 86 $2,512,924 $777,446

-69%
12Butler SD 53 (Oak Brook)$262,005 $78,488

-70%
13Itasca SD 10 $540,880 $160,209

-70%
14Downers Grove GSD 58 $2,847,073 $817,932

-71%
15Hinsdale CCSD 181 (Clarendon Hills) $2,287,628 $651,201

-72%
16Cass SD 63 (Darien)$456,388$128,949

-72%
17Bloomingdale SD 13 $732,881 $203,080

-72%
18Gower SD 62 (Willowbrook)$544,798$142,950

-74%
19Center Cass SD 66 (Downers Grove)$685,557 $177,531

-74%
20Lake Park CHSD 108 (Roselle)$2,014,307 $481,711

-76%
21Downers Grove CHSD 99 $3,783,030 $899,850

-76%
22Darien SD 61$1,631,537 $383,641

-77%
23Lisle CUSD 202 $1,176,244 $275,917

-77%
24Roselle SD 12 $551,798 $129,702

-77%
25Glen Ellyn CCSD 89 $1,458,654 $341,399

-77%
26Naperville CUSD 203$12,280,981 $2,855,566

-77%
27Glen Ellyn SD 41$2,587,866 $592,715

-77%
28Winfield SD 34 $219,414 $50,147

-77%
29Elmhurst SD 205$6,027,032 $1,372,058

-77%
30Glenbard Twp HSD 87 (Glen Ellyn)$6,726,426$1,499,464

-78%
31Benjamin SD 25 (West Chicago)$570,333 $124,770

-78%
32Westmont CUSD 201 $1,179,882 $258,853

-78%
33Medinah SD 11 (Roselle)$617,040$126,448

-80%
34Salt Creek SD 48 (Villa Park)$462,003$93,691

-80%
35Wheaton CUSD 200 $11,821,627 $2,286,116

-81%
36Maercker SD 60 (Westmont)$1,261,560 $242,870

-81%
37Bloomingdale CCSD 93 $3,561,301 $682,077

-81%
38Lombard SD 44$3,129,088 $575,574

-82%
39Fenton CHSD 100 (Bensenville)$1,660,943 $304,482

-82%
40DuPage HSD 88 (Addison)$4,478,395 $759,115

-83%
41 Wood Dale SD 7 $1,541,881 $227,650

-85%
42Burr Ridge CCSD 180 $1,708,943 $168,680

-90%

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Organizations in this Story

Downers Grove District 99 School BoardMarquardt School District 15DuPage High School District 88Community Consolidated School District 93Lake Park Community High School District 108Hinsdale Township High School District 86Center Cass School District 66Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181Glenbard Township High School District 87Villa Park School District 45Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205Woodridge School District 68Fenton Community High School District 100Darien School District 61Indian Prairie School District 204Lombard School District 44Bensenville School District 2Salt Creek School District 48West Chicago Elementary School District 33Downers Grove Grade School District 58Westmont Community Unit School District 201Wood Dale School District 7Glen Ellyn School District 41Queen Bee School District 16Keeneyville School District 20West Chicago Community High School District 94Medinah School District 11Benjamin School District 25Addison School District 4Itasca School District 10Butler School District 53Roselle School District 12Winfield School District 34Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180

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