At Issue: School Superintendent Praises New Funding Formula

Craig Dellimore
April 13, 2018 - 6:29 pm
David Schuler

David Schuler (School District 214)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A nationally renowned school administrator from the northwest suburbs says he’s happy with the state’s new school funding formula, even though it does little to help his own district.

Superintendent David Schuler from Township High School District 214 said his schools don’t get much of a benefit from the new “evidence-based” funding formula.

“Our overall increase this year is a little under $20,000,” he said.

But Schuler—who was named Superintendent of the Year by a national group of administrators—says he’s not complaining. The formula helps equalize funds for less-affluent districts, and superintendents across the state agree that’s a good thing.

Schuler was recognized by his peers for helping students choose from more than 40 different career paths, including public administration.

You might wonder if all the partisan sniping and name-calling among politicians at the state, local and national levels might scare young people away from government service. Schuler says you’d be surprised.

He says today's young people seem fired up by all the problems, and want to discuss them and take them on.

Schuler is this weekend’s guest on “At Issue” with WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

It airs 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.