In Illinois, local school districts are primarily funded through property taxes. The state’s proposed new school funding model based on “adequacy” intends to address equitable funding of Illinois public schools. In McHenry County, local adequacy means that 70-80% of a school district’s budget comes from local property taxes.
Learn more about school funding, unfunded mandates and tax levy decisions from area superintendents.
Understanding School Funding Letter - English
Understanding School Funding Letter - Spanish