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DuPage County schools would get $4.77 million more with Rauner schools plan


By LGIS Newsfeed | Aug 15, 2017

DuPage County's 42 school districts will receive an extra $4.77 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.

House members convene tomorrow, where they will decide whether to override Rauner's amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, which redistributes state school funds from suburban districts to Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

Rauner's changes to the bill would remove a provision that bails out the insolvent CPS, shifting CPS' $17 billion in debt to suburban property taxpayers.

On Sunday, the Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner's veto. 

DuPage County State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) and Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) sided with Chicago Democrats, voting 'yes' on the override.

Sens. Mike Connolly (R-Naperville), Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), Jim Oberweis (R-West Chicago) and John Curran (R-Downers Grove) voted against it, siding with Gov. Rauner.

On Aug. 1, prior to the Senate vote, Rauner issued a statement outlining what he felt was at stake with this legislation. 

“I hope they vote to support our plan and help us change how we fund our schools for the better; help us finally make education fair and equitable for all our schools,” Rauner said. “It’s time to act. If lawmakers refuse to support the numbers and our changes, then let’s come together to find another solution, quickly. Let’s get a compromise quickly. If they will not support our amendatory veto, then let’s come together. Our children need action. They deserve so much better than what we currently have. This is too important to let partisan games get in the way.”

DuPage County districts that would gain the most include Addison School District 4 ($1.5 million), Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 ($807,074), Queen Bee School District 16 ($746,335), Community Unit School District 200 ($303,606), and Glenbard Township High School District 87 ($212,911).


How will your district fare in Gov. Rauner's schools plan?

The table below shows how much more DuPage County school districts would gain if there is no override of Rauner's amendatory veto of SB 1.

District NameBase Funding Minimum (Last Year)Total FY 17 State Contribution (Funding w/AV)SB1 OriginalCompare to last yearNet +/-
ADDISON 4$10,822,218$12,665,465$11,205,556$1,843,247$1,459,909
INDIAN PRAIRIE 204$37,426,661$39,066,343$38,259,269$1,639,683$807,074
QUEEN BEE 16$6,393,878$7,453,618$6,707,283$1,059,740$746,335
COMMUNITY UNIT 200$12,245,774$12,859,916$12,556,310$614,141$303,606
GLENBARD TWP 87$7,075,582$7,506,169$7,293,258$430,586$212,911
MARQUARDT 15$9,565,345$9,917,411$9,710,787$352,065$206,624
COMMUNITY 94$2,618,115$2,935,436$2,763,716$317,321$171,720
VILLA PARK 45$2,241,427$2,548,851$2,382,293$307,424$166,558
WOODRIDGE 68$1,995,443$2,398,618$2,240,013$403,175$158,605
DU PAGE 88$4,968,983$5,207,839$5,082,234$238,855$125,605
WEST CHICAGO 33$1,868,999$2,028,835$1,913,765$159,836$115,070
KEENEYVILLE 20$2,374,089$2,545,622$2,449,740$171,533$95,882
BENSENVILLE 2$4,082,524$4,203,170$4,143,555$120,646$59,615
WINFIELD 34$1,241,540$1,345,051$1,287,311$103,511$57,741
DARIEN 61$1,756,246$1,846,662$1,802,158$90,416$44,504
MAERCKER 60$1,326,451$1,395,670$1,361,459$69,219$34,210
WOOD DALE 7$1,157,099$1,205,539$1,181,696$48,439$23,843
CENTER CASS 66$639,854$685,156$662,762$45,302$22,394
ROSELLE 12$568,824$603,040$586,127$34,216$16,913
NAPERVILLE 203$12,635,464$12,665,521$12,655,417$30,057$10,105
ELMHURST 205$6,112,722$6,127,409$6,122,472$14,687$4,937
COMMUNITY 99$3,967,585$3,977,475$3,974,149$9,890$3,326
HINSDALE TWP 86$2,786,826$2,795,318$2,792,462$8,492$2,856
COMMUNITY CONS. 93$3,923,607$3,930,759$3,928,356$7,152$2,403
HINSDALE 181$2,243,763$2,250,152$2,248,004$6,389$2,148
GLEN ELLYN 41$2,610,094$2,616,471$2,614,328$6,377$2,143
LOMBARD 44$3,287,343$3,293,263$3,291,274$5,920$1,989
LAKE PARK 108$2,065,275$2,070,605$2,068,813$5,330$1,792
GLEN ELLYN 89$1,470,334$1,473,957$1,472,739$3,623$1,218
FENTON 100$1,839,781$1,843,070$1,841,964$3,289$1,105
LISLE 202$1,247,823$1,250,689$1,249,726$2,866$963
WESTMONT 201$1,072,524$1,074,888$1,074,093$2,363$794
BLOOMINGDALE 13$914,598$916,798$916,059$2,200$739
ITASCA 10$588,809$590,467$589,910$1,659$557
GOWER 62$596,750$598,240$597,739$1,491$501
COMMUNITY CONS 180$1,846,258$1,847,578$1,847,135$1,320$443
CASS  63$522,161$523,460$523,023$1,299$436
MEDINAH 11$737,487$738,749$738,325$1,263$424
BENJAMIN 25$566,309$567,454$567,069$1,145$385
SALT CREEK 48$481,202$482,143$481,827$940$316
BUTLER  53$291,348$292,237$291,938$889$299
DOWNERS GROVE 58$2,971,458$2,979,971$3,081,454$8,513-$101,483


Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Addison School District 4 Community Unit School District 200 Glenbard Township High School District 87 Indian Prairie School District 204 Queen Bee School District 16

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