Rep. Jesiel Appointed to School Funding Commission

Chicago, IL… Shortly after the announcement from Governor Rauner about the formation of a bipartisan commission dedicated to reforming the school funding formula, State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) was appointed to sit on the committee. The 25 person committee chaired by Secretary of Education, Beth Purvis, will meet monthly and hear from invested, knowledgeable parties from around the state and country. 

“It is an honor to be appointed to serve on what will be an important factor in ensuring a bright future for all children in Illinois,” Rep. Jesiel said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to secure a more efficient and evidence based funding formula that will give every student in Illinois a quality education regardless of zip code. Like Governor Rauner, I am committed to seeing the State do more to support education. We need to fix the formula and creatively devote state resources to help take the burden off of local property tax payers.”

A report from the commission will be presented to the Governor and the Illinois General Assembly by February 1 of next year with the goal of having Springfield take action in time for the 2017-2018 school year.