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Kay to serve on Illinois School Funding Reform Commission


EDWARDSVILLE — Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to serve on the newly formed Illinois School Funding Reform Commission. The new commission was formed this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner in an attempt to reform Illinois’ outdated funding formula.

“Every student should receive the same opportunity as the next,” said Kay. “I am thrilled the governor created this bipartisan commission to bring different ideas to the forefront in order to reach one common goal – fully funding our schools adequately and equitably.”

The commission will be tasked with recommending a comprehensive solution to reform Illinois’ school funding formula. The report is due to the governor and General Assembly by Feb. 1, 2017, in order for the General Assembly to take action during the 2017 legislative session.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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