Last week City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing Senate Bill 16. If enacted, SB16 would cut State funding to School District 65 by $6.5 million and to School District 202 by $2.2 million. The resolution states, “The City of Evanston opposes Senate Bill 16 and urges the Illinois General Assembly to instead adopt legislation that provides adequate, equitable, transparent and accountable distribution of funds to all Illinois school districts.”
The Boards of School Districts 65 and 202 previously adopted a joint resolution opposing SB16. The RoundTable has opposed SB16 in a series of editorials.