To the East Aurora community:
The East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education has asked me to discuss how a bill being considered by state legislators could impact our students.
Senate Bill 16 would shift how the state of Illinois spends its education dollars. If passed, this bill would begin to fix what I call the “poverty penalty” – a financial penalty our students have suffered because they live in an area without great financial wealth.
Over the last four years, the poverty penalty has cost our students $35 million dollars.
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