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Districts to receive additional funds under new funding model

The Illinois State Board of Education has notified school districts serving Homewood and Flossmoor of the new monies they will receive under the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act of 2017. The measure is meant to comprehensively change the way school districts receive the bulk of state funds sending more resources to Illinois’ most under-resourced students, according to an ISBE news release. These ISBE vouchers are in addition to the funding formula schools have worked under. Homewood District 153 will receive $191,853. Flossmoor District 161 will receive $132,644. District 233 serving Homewood-Flossmoor High . . .

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