South Wilmington Community Consolidated School District 74 had the highest rate – 56.5 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a Grundy Reporter analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Grundy County's 13 school districts will receive an extra $398,921 this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has called legislators back to Springfield to work on the state's public education funding measure after growing tired of waiting for it to reach his desk despite passing both houses.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) wants her constituents to see for themselves the difference between how Senate Bill 1 would fund Illinois public schools and how Gov. Rauner’s alternative plan would work.