Carthage Elementary School District 317 and Beardstown Community Unified School District 15 are among those in Illinois spending the least per student, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
Meredosia-Chambersburg Community Unit School District 11, Franklin Community Unit School District 1 and La Harpe Community School District 347 spend the most per student in West Central Illinois, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
An annual Illinois assessment of student, school and school district performance labels more than 77 percent of K-12 schools as exemplary or commendable, even though students' academic test results appear static and sub-par in many instances
A Virginia Elementary School teacher was among scores of honorees from throughout Illinois who were recognized as tops in their fields – from health to dance to foreign language – during an annual awards luncheon held Tuesday in Normal.
Meredosia-Chambersburg CUSD 11 in Meredosia receives $641 per student from the state to fund pensions for public school teachers and administrators – the most in West Central Illinois, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Earlville CUSD 9 in LaSalle County receives just $230 per student from the state to fund pensions for teachers and administrators, the lowest of all other districts, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Rondout SD 72 in Lake County receives $1,579 per student from the state to fund pensions for teachers and administrators, leading all other districts, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
West Central Illinois residents would pay $55,121,298 more in state income taxes if the state agrees to increase school funding by $7.2 billion, according to a West Central Reporter analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.
Democratic state lawmakers showed their true colors in May when they demanded an investigation into an article about apparently doomed school funding reform legislation, a radio show co-host said recently.