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Gary Tipsord - Public School Funding
Gary Tipsord discusses the issues of Illinois public school funding covering the years from 1986 to 2019. As the superintendent LeRoy CUSD, he focused on the impact of prior school funding formulas which typically resulted in low levels of funding support for rural districts. He also talked about the challenges of the pro-rated school funding formulas, the importance of local resources, and the movement toward the new Evidence Based Funding formula. Additionally, Tipsord addressed the issues of school consolidation and the district's sharing of programs.