Kankakee-area schools would see increased state funding under Senate planSPRINGFIELD – Area schools would see millions more in state funding next year under a plan being considered tomorrow in the Illinois Senate.

“Investing in the future success of our students starts with ensuring our classrooms are well-equipped and ready to train the leaders of tomorrow,” supporter State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said. “Increasing state funding for school districts not only accomplishes this goal but also takes the pressure off communities with little property wealth to draw resources from.”

Under the plan being considered, Kankakee School District 111 would see a $4,556,749 increase, Chicago Heights School District 170 would see a $3,592,738 increase, Bloom Township High School District 206 would see a $2,784,542 increase and Bradley School District 61 would see a $469,701 increase.

“Many school districts would not be able to open on time this year without receiving their state payments,” Hutchinson said. “This plan brings stability to families and teachers and ensures schools open on time this fall.”

The proposal is expected to be debated and called for a vote tomorrow when the Senate returns to Springfield.  

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