Governor Rauner Touts School Funding Law at Rockford Charter School

Calls the legislation "great for families in Illinois."

ROCKFORD - The governor visits three Illinois public charter schools to tout the new education funding law.

Governor Bruce Rauner's first stop was Monday morning in Rockford. He took a tour of Galapagos Rockford Charter School and held Q&A with students. Rauner expressed to them that the new school funding formula promises more funding for them.

It takes into account poorer school districts, like District 205, and prioritizes their financial needs.

"It's more equitable and it will provide better education options for the parents," said Rauner during his stop in Rockford. "It's great for families in Illinois."

Rauner also praised District 205 for being a leader in charter school growth. There are currently three of them in the city.

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