Downtown Springfield could start seeing more students from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) thanks to a newly introduced discount program, according to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez's (R-Leland Grove) website.
The state’s new education funding reform law, ironed out through bipartisan compromise, stands in stark contrast to the more one-sided state budget that passed earlier this summer, Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) said in a recent press release.
Illinois’ new school funding formula will make a great education more accessible to all of the state’s children, according to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) in a press release that explains key provisions of the law.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Veterans in downstate counties will have more access to alternatives to the traditional judicial system under a newly enacted law pushed by Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove), according to a press release.
Sangamon County's 22 school districts will receive an extra $5.23 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.