Illinois Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal in School Funding Case

The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing a group of school districts to file an appeal in a case asserting that the State is not funding schools adequately enough to provide students a high-quality education and comply with State educational requirements. An Illinois appellate court previously dismissed the case, Cahokia Unit School District No. 187 et al. v. Pritzker, on a split decision based on prior Illinois Supreme Court decisions finding that it was not for the court to determine whether schools are providing a “high-quality” education. A decision rendered by the Illinois Supreme Court could have significant impacts on school funding. A link to our previous article on the appellate dismissal of the case can be found here.

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