School funding reform will once again be the law of the land in the state of Illinois. The Senate and House have both overridden Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 444, a follow-up bill to the original school funding reform legislation.
Rauner’s veto had meant that the implementation of the new school funding formula would be delayed until some action was taken. 48th District State Senator Andy Manar, who championed Illinois’ school funding reform, says he’s tired of educating Illinois’ kids continues to become a partisan issue.
Manar says he still doesn’t understand why Governor Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 444 in the first place.
Rauner had said he vetoed the bill to get some additional non-public schools to be allowed to participate in the scholarship program that was a part of Senate Bill 1947.