In January 2014, the State Board of Education submitted its Fiscal Year 2015 budget recommendation to Gov. Pat Quinn and the General Assembly, calling for an appropriation that would fully fund general aid to districts at the level set in state statute. In March, Gov. Quinn offered two education funding proposals. His recommended plan would increase education funding by $291 million through the existing income tax. The governor's "not recommended" budget plan showed a $633 million decrease if the income tax is not extended. House and Senate discussion points presented a $1 billion reduction.
State Board Recommended Budget
- Aggressive recommendation that allows the state to meet its constitutional responsibility.
Gov. Quinn's Recommended Budget
- Recommendation increases General State Aid.
Gov. Quinn's Not Recommended Budget
- Cuts education funding by $633 million.
House and Senate Budget Discussions
- Projected cut of nearly $1 billion based on revenue shortfalls.
- Fact Sheet - Illinois Education Funding and Recent Cuts (4/14)
- Fact Sheet - General State Aid (4/14)
- Fact Sheet - Senate Bill 16 - School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (Updated 4/18/14)
- FY 15 Education Funding: Four Proposals (4/14)
- Senate Bill 16: School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (4/14)
- FY 14 Final GSA Claims and Prorated Payments (4/14)
- Governor's GSA Budget Plans Compared to Prior Year - District Comparison (4/14)