Aurora, District 300, U-46 students to be eligible for private school scholarships in new state program
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
A provision within the bill allows for scholarship eligibility to students in select “focus districts” in the state, including several in Kane County.
In Kane County, students who meet income criteria in the following school districts are eligible for the scholarships:
• Community Unit School District 300
• School District U-46
• Aurora East Unit School District 131
• Aurora West Unit School District 129
A breakdown from the Illinois Policy Institute reveals the criteria for eligibility: A district must include at least one school ranking in the bottom 10 percent in terms of student performance or a school with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent.
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