ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, visited classrooms at Round Lake Early Education Center and met with teachers to address inequitable school funding formulas and the importance of funding early childhood education programs currently at risk due to the governor’s budget impasse.
“The overreliance on property taxes to fund our schools is unfair to taxpayers and damaging to our schools and students,” Yingling said. “Our schools are the heart of our community, and we need to make the right investments to ensure that children are given every opportunity to succeed. Meeting with local educators reminds me of the important work they do for our students every day, and I will continue to seek their guidance and feedback as the legislature considers a number of proposals to change the way we fund our public schools.”
Yingling visited with teachers and students after he saw a recently published letter to the editor written by Round Lake Early Education Center teacher Kali Skiles. In her letter, Skiles highlighted the inequities caused by the school funding formula. Yingling supported the K-12 education budget signed into law last year that increased state funding for every school in the state to give teachers additional resources and reduce the reliance on local property taxes, and is committed to funding reform that protects funding for local schools.
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