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“This new formula guarantees that the quality of a child’s education will not be based on their ZIP code.” - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign)

SPRINGFIELD – Danville and Westville public schools could see more money in the form of state aid under the new school funding formula passed by the General Assembly this week. The new formula, passed in Senate Bill 1, comes after months of negotiations.

Under the proposed formula, Danville School District 118 would see more than $2 million in new funding from the state. Westville School District 2 would see more than $550,000 in new funding.

State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) voted for school funding reform to help schools in downstate communities like Danville, Westville and Rantoul.

“Too many downstate school districts are left behind by the state in the old funding formula,” Bennett said. “This new formula guarantees that the quality of a child’s education will not be based on their ZIP code.”

SB 1 also contains a hold-harmless provision that guarantees no schools will receive less money from the state.

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