ISBE Panel Considering Changes To School Funding Formula

An Illinois State Board of Education review panel is considering changes to school funding formulas. The panel met Friday to work on recommendations aimed at addressing poverty, racism, trauma and issues that may affect children’s learning. Education officials disagree with lawmakers who say the Advance Illinois recommendations amount to pushing a social agenda. ISBE officials say upcoming finalized recommendations will not result in a statewide education mandate but will be a resource all districts can access.