ERIC Number: ED357481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Task Force on School Finance Report. House Joint Resolution #18, 86th Illinois General Assembly, and Senate Joint Resolution #1, 87th Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Task Force on School Finance was created in 1990 to devise a plan to ensure adequate state funding for all school districts at greater levels. The task force's plan for 1993 provides for funding of an adequate education and creates a more equitable distribution of educational revenues. The first part of this report presents an overview of the equity and adequacy problems confronting elementary and secondary education. The second part summarizes the 30 task-force meetings that led to the formation of the recommendations. The third part provides task-force recommendations for change in the method of financing elementary and secondary education. The fourth part contains comments of task-force members who did not totally agree with specific portions of the recommendations. Appendices A-J include the task force's purpose and scope, a proposed methodology for adequate state funding, alternatives for school-finance reform, a progress report for school-finance reform in elementary and secondary education, core issues of school-finance reform in elementary and secondary education, the task-force working paper, a summary of public hearings, 1989 McMahon Index and collapsed index for Illinois counties, school district tax-rate limitations, and a general state-aid simulation table. (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois