The school funding debate is finally over in Illinois, and districts are beginning to receive their first state aid checks for the year. State Representative Avery Bourne of the Illinois 95th district says this was a monumental piece of legislation that both parties agreed on, and worked together to make happen.
Bourne says the state should be proud of the work lawmakers put in from both sides of the isle to get this problem solved.
According to Bourne, the new funding formula is a large shift away from how the state determined education funding in the past.
Bourne says once the state knows what schools are struggling, they will get money to the districts that need it first.
Bourne appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.