State Board of Education
call for additional $135 per
IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR
14, 2000 (217)
Chicago – The
State Board of Education today endorsed a proposal to increase the general
state aid foundation
level by $135, to $4,560 per student,
as recommended by Education
Funding Advisory Board (EFAB).
s part of the Education
Reform Act of 1997
EFAB, charged with studying the foundation level suggested Wednesday that the level must be higher
to ensure students an adequate public education.
EFAB Chair Robert Leininger told the Sta te Board Wednesday at its
regular monthly meeting. However, given political realities, the $135 figure
is about as high as EFAB believes will gain legislative support, he said.