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“No child should have their education determined by their ZIP code." - Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville)

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a new school funding formula on Sunday. Senate Bill 1 overhauls the state’s current funding formula which many educators consider the most inequitable in the nation.

Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) voted to override the veto and issued the following statement:

“No child should have their education determined by their ZIP code. The governor’s veto of SB 1 hurts schools all over the state by shifting pension costs and punishing cities for their economic development efforts. I voted to override the veto so every child in the state gets a fairly-funded education.”