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Twenty-six west Cook County schools lose, 12 win in state Senate funding revamp

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By LGIS Newsfeed | May 19, 2017

Rhodes
Rhodes Elementary School is governed by Rhodes SD 84-5 (River Grove), which is expected to lose a higher percentage of state funds than any other school district in the western portion of Cook County.

West Cook County schools would be net winners of state funding under a bill that passed the Illinois State Senate Wednesday.

Collectively, the western part of the county's 38 school districts would get approximately $9.9 million per year more from the state's school funding formula, a 3 percent increase from their 2015 funding levels, according to an Illinois State Board of Education analysis obtained by West Cook News.

Four state Senators representing west Cook County -- Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago), Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) and Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) -- voted "yes" on Senate Bill 1, which passed 35-18 with three Senators voting present.

Rhodes School District 84-5 (89% decrease), Forest Park School District 91 (86% decrease), Union Ridge School District 86 (84% decrease), Leyden School District 212 (84% decrease), Westchester School District 92.5 (82% decrease), Hillside School District 93 (82% decrease), LaGrange School District 105 (80% decrease), Pennoyer School District 79 (80% decrease), Norridge School District 80 (80% decrease), Ridgewood School District 234 (79% decrease), Komarek School District 94 (79% decrease), Riverside School District 96 (78% decrease), Rosemont School District 78 (78% decrease), Riverside Brookfield Township School District 208 (76% decrease), River Forest School District 90 (76% decrease), Mannheim School District 83 (76% decrease), Oak Park & River Forest School District 200 (75% decrease), Lyons Township School District 204 (74% decrease), LaGrange Highlands School District 106 (74% decrease), Pleasantdale School District 107 (73% decrease), Western Springs School District 101 (73% decrease), Oak Park School District 97 (64% decrease), LaGrange School District 102 (45% decrease), Schiller Park School District 81 (36% decrease), Franklin Park School District 84 (34% decrease) and Brookfield School District 95 (34% decrease) would all be losers if Senate Bill 1 is enacted into law.

Berkeley School District 87 (28% increase), River Grove School District 85.5 (26% increase), Elmwood Park School District 401 (25% increase) and Berwyn North School District 98 (21% increase) all stand to receive more state funding from the bill.

Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), includes a $385 million bailout of Chicago Public Schools, which face bankruptcy due to years of deficit spending.

The state funding cuts wouldn't take effect immediately. Manar's bill also includes a temporary "hold harmless" clause that would effectively delay them for two years.

The ISBE analysis was conducted last summer, after Manar unveiled his school funding proposal. It is the last known analysis of the bill.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vowed to veto the legislation should it reach his desk.

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How does your district fare under the state's new proposed school funding formula?

Senate Bill 1 promises a fairer distribution of state funding to local school districts. In Cook County, it takes from some and gives to others.

Rank

School DistrictCurrent State Funding

New State Funding

Change
1Berkeley SD 87$10,837,607 $13,875,918

28%
2River Grove SD 85-5$1,276,157 $1,603,908

26%
3Elmwood Park CUSD 401$10,036,609$12,553,480

25%
4Berwyn North SD 98$19,919,181 $24,139,601

21%
5Berwyn South SD 100$17,564,235 $21,046,232

20%
6JS Morton HSD 201 (Cicero)$39,385,015$46,722,508

19%
7Lyons SD 103$5,876,334 $6,907,928

18%
8Bellwood SD 88$12,892,602 $15,037,076

17%
9Lindop SD 92 (Broadview)$1,018,274 $1,187,616

17%
10Proviso Twp HSD 209 (Forest Park)$13,414,514 $15,580,772

16%
11Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview-89$31,839,229$36,602,558

15%
12Cicero SD 99 $86,962,499 $99,235,726

14%
13Brookfield SD 95 $1,126,137 $739,317

-34%
14Franklin Park SD 84$2,243,972 $1,472,547

-34%
15Schiller Park SD 81 $2,836,915 $1,815,231

-36%
16LaGrange Park SD 102 $3,103,236$1,714,230

-45%
17Oak Park ESD 97$10,342,824 $3,736,370

-64%
18Western Springs SD 101 $914,232 $248,182

-73%
19Pleasantdale SD 107 (Burr Ridge)$467,070$125,535

-73%
20LaGrange Highlands SD 106$520,513 $137,204

-74%
21Lyons Twp HSD 204 $2,616,427 $687,561

-74%
22Oak Park & River Forest SD 200 $2,217,381 $549,650

-75%
23Mannheim SD 83 (Franklin Park)$5,567,708$1,362,560

-76%
24River Forest SD 90$975,703 $235,963

-76%
25Riverside Brookfield Twp SD 208$1,062,368 $255,349

-76%
26Rosemont ESD 78 $231,006 $51,890

-78%
27Riverside SD 96 $1,328,657 $295,823

-78%
28Komarek SD 94 (North Riverside)$423,998$89,481

-79%
29Ridgewood CHSD 234 (Norridge)$734,213$151,298

-79%
30Norridge SD 80 $984,128 $200,167

-80%
31Pennoyer SD 79 (Norridge)$390,654$78,984

-80%
32LaGrange SD 105 South$1,326,009 $263,582

-80%
33Hillside SD 93 $614,300 $110,415

-82%
34Westchester SD 92-5 $1,281,189 $229,056

-82%
35Leyden CHSD 212 (Franklin Park)$4,353,575$708,178

-84%
36Union Ridge SD 86 (Harwood Heights)$736,139 $115,652

-84%
37Forest Park SD 91 $1,354,745 $188,569

-86%
38Rhodes SD 84-5 (River Grove)$1,446,231 $153,980

-89%

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Organizations in this Story

Riverside Brookfield High School District 208Pennoyer School District 79 BoardLeyden Community High School District 212Berwyn South School District 100Oak Park Elementary School District 97Lyons Township High School District 204La Grange School District 102Western Springs School District 101Berwyn North School District 98Ridgewood Community High School District 234Berkeley School District 87Rhodes School District 84-5La Grange School District 105 SouthSchiller Park School District 81Forest Park School District 91Mannheim School District 83Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401Franklin Park School District 84Oak Park - River Forest School District 200River Grove School District 85.5Norridge School District 80Union Ridge School District 86Komarek School District 94Hillside School District 93Brookfield LaGrange Park School District 95La Grange Highlands School District 106Riverside School District 96Westchester School District 92-5Rosemont Elementary School District 78Pleasantdale School District 107

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