SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Local students will have more resources available to them because of the new school funding formula that was supported by state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Oak Park.
“As a legislator, my number one priority has been to provide students in Illinois with the best educational opportunities, regardless of their zip code,” Lilly said. “Investing in a child’s education is an investment in our future, and, with more money and resources available, all children will have access to a world-class education.”
Lilly fought to secure additional funding for area students by supporting Senate Bill 1947, the new, bipartisan school funding formula. Of the $466 million that the legislation allows for Chicago Public Schools to receive, $19 million is designated for early childhood education. Lilly believes that investing in a child’s education from an early age can be extremely beneficial later in life.
According to Think Progress, research shows that early childhood education is an important investment because children who receive quality, early childhood education are far less likely to need special education and grade retention, which costs taxpayers an estimated $7,500 per child.
“Providing a quality early childhood education is the most important tool we can provide for young people,” said Lilly. “Every student in Illinois deserves to have someone invest in their future.”
Lilly represents the 78th District, which includes parts of Chicago, Oak Park, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park, and Melrose Park.
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