20170222 - School Funding (HRB) - nwherald
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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Marlowe Middle School seventh grader Evan Kirchman in trumpet rehearses with the orchestra under the direction of music teacher Alexander Meza at the school in Lake in the Hills. While Illinois ranks 15th in the nation in average per-pupil public school spending, according to 2013 data, only two states have larger gaps between spending on the wealthiest versus the poorest school districts, according to the final report issued last month by the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission.