Breaking Down The Policies In The School Funding Fight by The 21st published on 2017-08-08T20:42:29Z We’ve talked a lot about the politics of the school funding standoff in Illinois. Today, we checked in with those who are trying to make decisions for their schools and districts right now. Negotiations continue in Springfield over the fate of SB1, the legislation designed to overhaul school funding in Illinois. Teachers, students and school administrators across the state are waiting to find out when they might get the billions of dollars in state funding that they're supposed to see coming in on Thursday. But that funding is stuck in the latest political standoff between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats who hold the majority in both legislative houses. We spoke with Andy Larson, Superintendent of the Tolono-based Unit Seven School District in Champaign County. We also checked in with Tim Alexander, who is on the board of “Raise Your Hand Action,” a group that advocates for legislative action on behalf of public schools in Chicago and throughout the state. Finally, Matt Dietrich, reporter with the Better Government Association and PolitiFact Illinois, weighed in to clarify what changes we're actually looking at. Superintendent Larson - welcome to the 21st.