The recently passed public school funding measure, Senate Bill 1947, is slated to provide targeted property tax relief to certain sections of Illinois, including several school districts in the Rockford area.
The compromise school funding bill that now has become law contains a provision that helps guarantee a high quality of education for all students in Illinois, Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) said in a statement.
Illinois school districts can now keep more of the federal education funds meant for them thanks to a measure co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) and signed into law recently, according to a press release.
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.
Rockford's 13 school districts will receive an extra $16.05 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.
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has set the table for a "Coffee Talk with Joe," at which he will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns on Aug. 15 at Sophia’s Restaurant in Roscoe, according to a press release.
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) will host this year’s Kids’ Health and Safety Fair on Aug. 5 at Rockford Christian School, giving families the chance to learn about the services and programs offered by dozens of agencies, organizations and businesses.