CHICAGO – A landmark education funding bill supported by state Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, will allow for up to $466 million in additional funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
“A better future requires investing in our kids, our teachers and our schools,” said D’Amico. “The education funding bill I helped pass ensures more resources for our neighborhood schools to fund the educational opportunities our children deserve.”
D’Amico worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass Senate Bill 1947, a new school funding formula, which increases annual funding for CPS and local suburban schools by hundreds of millions by sending more funding to districts that have a higher proportion of students from low-income families, English learners and students receiving special education services. Unlike past proposals, D’Amico’s plan would not lower funding for any school, nor pick winners and losers.
“Our state can’t hope to lead the country in job creation without leading the country in education funding,” D’Amico continued. “This education funding bill actually begins to pave the path towards providing our children the best education possible and levels the playing field so all children can receive a world-class education.”