On Monday, the school funding reform package, passed by lawmakers last year, took effect. State Senator Andy Manar, the longtime architect of school funding reform plans, says it won’t take long for some Illinois school districts to notice the difference.
But Manar isn’t locked in celebration mode. He notes Illinois schools face another major issue money alone can’t fix.
The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents reports 60-percent of districts are feeling the teacher shortage.