Forty-eight area school districts would receive an extra $15.5 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.

As reported by the Metro East Sun, House members will convene today, where they will decide whether to override Rauner's amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, which redistributes state school funds from suburban districts to Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

Rauner's changes to the bill would remove a provision that bails out the insolvent CPS, shifting CPS' $17 billion in debt to suburban property taxpayers.

On Sunday, the Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner's veto. 

Area legislators State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) William Haine (D-Alton), Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sided with Chicago Democrats, voting 'yes' on the override.

Sens. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) and Paul Schimpf (R-Okawville) voted against it, siding with Gov. Rauner.

On Aug. 1, prior to the Senate vote, Rauner held a press conference outlining what he felt was at stake with this legislation. 

“I hope they vote to support our plan and help us change how we fund our schools for the better; help us finally make education fair and equitable for all our schools,” Rauner said. “It’s time to act. If lawmakers refuse to support the numbers and our changes, then let’s come together to find another solution, quickly. Let’s get a compromise quickly. If they will not support our amendatory veto, then let’s come together. Our children need action. They deserve so much better than what we currently have. This is too important to let partisan games get in the way.”

Area districts that would gain the most include Valmeyer Unit 3 ($4.04 million), Alton Unit 11 ($1.94 million), Collinsville 10 ($1.57 million) and East St. Louis 189 ($1.14 million).


How will your district fare in Gov. Rauner's schools plan?

The table below shows how much more Metro East school districts would gain if there is no override of Rauner's amendatory veto of SB 1.

District NameBase Funding Minimum (Last Year)Total FY 17 State Contribution (Funding w/AV)SB1 OriginalCompare to last yearNet +/-
VALMEYER  UNIT   3$43,033,471$48,817,561$44,779,465$5,784,089$4,038,095
ALTON  UNIT   11$18,737,226$21,943,608$20,008,598$3,206,382$1,935,010
COLLINSVILLE C U   10$21,581,686$24,797,992$23,223,831$3,216,306$1,574,161
EAST ST LOUIS   189$50,024,291$52,171,209$51,029,152$2,146,918$1,142,057
BETHALTO C U   8$9,772,786$11,360,629$10,589,116$1,587,842$771,513
BELLEVILLE  HS  201$13,355,326$16,272,321$15,622,991$2,916,995$649,330
O FALLON     203$5,821,600$6,911,028$6,339,331$1,089,428$571,697
MASCOUTAH C U  19$15,225,110$16,474,732$15,932,805$1,249,622$541,927
JERSEY C U   100$6,829,792$7,567,979$7,045,117$738,187$522,862
CAHOKIA  UNIT   187$29,299,930$30,214,062$29,825,736$914,132$388,326
VENICE  UNIT   3$6,243,646$7,294,323$6,919,405$1,050,677$374,919
LAND  UNIT   5$7,044,410$7,529,472$7,203,450$485,062$326,022
EAST ALTON   13$3,342,543$3,929,879$3,692,884$587,335$236,994
EDWARDSVILLE C U   7$8,321,874$8,756,816$8,542,731$434,942$214,084
EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER 14$1,099,701$1,607,959$1,395,897$508,258$212,061
O FALLON C C   90$7,626,983$8,001,907$7,802,101$374,924$199,806
DUPO  UNIT   196$5,119,258$5,801,775$5,605,215$682,517$196,560
MARISSA C U   40$2,631,563$3,108,434$2,918,525$476,870$189,909
WHITESIDE   115$11,956,149$12,312,274$12,136,302$356,125$175,972
NEW ATHENS   60$1,090,673$1,277,379$1,130,810$186,706$146,568
WATERLOO  UNIT   5$2,826,368$3,032,755$2,889,712$206,387$143,043
GRANITE CITY C U   9$22,237,119$25,031,684$24,895,144$2,794,565$136,540
BELLE VALLEY   119$4,535,129$5,064,818$4,955,930$529,690$108,888
 HIGH MOUNT   116$1,970,169$2,254,669$2,150,807$284,500$103,862
FREEBURG  H S  77$1,166,570$1,290,903$1,212,369$124,334$78,534
LEBANON  UNIT   9$1,676,883$1,788,345$1,717,300$111,462$71,045
SHILOH VILLAGE   85$1,811,386$1,925,984$1,857,295$114,598$68,690
COLUMBIA  UNIT   4$3,069,351$3,187,345$3,129,267$117,994$58,078
SIGNAL HILL   181$1,474,645$1,618,792$1,564,885$144,147$53,907
FREEBURG C C   70$1,298,805$1,377,668$1,334,660$78,862$43,007
HARMONY EMGE   175$2,224,835$2,329,985$2,288,943$105,150$41,042
MADISON  UNIT   12$4,934,753$5,078,104$5,037,233$143,351$40,871
BROOKLYN UNIT  188$847,306$910,124$874,777$62,818$35,347
GRANT  CONS   110$1,695,077$1,761,060$1,726,528$65,983$34,532
WOLF BRANCH   113$1,336,376$1,388,648$1,355,461$52,272$33,187
SMITHTON C C   130$1,134,904$1,188,205$1,156,657$53,301$31,548
TRIAD  UNIT   2$1,847,512$1,905,770$1,877,095$58,259$28,676
MILLSTADT C C    160$989,460$1,036,255$1,013,222$46,795$23,033
CENTRAL   104$700,427$734,377$717,666$33,950$16,711
ST LIBORY CONS   30$255,140$265,730$261,072$10,590$4,658
ROXANA  UNIT   1$2,054,983$2,058,454$2,057,264$3,471$1,190
WOOD RIVER-HARTFORD 15$1,690,354$1,692,517$1,691,790$2,163$726
PONTIAC-W HOLLIDAY   105$673,772$675,009$674,585$1,238$424
BELLEVILLE   118$18,140,555$19,570,496$19,633,473$1,429,942-$62,977


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