Rep. Will Davis

Rep. Davis on school funding: 'It’s better when everybody wins’

August 24, 2016 - 09:27

Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) is one of 25 appointees serving on a bipartisan commission tasked to present the Illinois Legislature with a new education funding formula.

Davis told the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle that doesn’t necessarily mean moving from the current system that uses property taxes to primarily fund schools. Rather, the commission will look at new ways of measuring critical needs and how best to fund them.

Shredding and electronics recycling on June 11

May 27, 2016 - 08:18

Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, is hosting a program for shredding documents and recycling electronics on June 11.

The program is for 9 a.m. to noon at Raday Lodge, 3220 145th St. in Midlothian.

The program will have on-site shredding of documents that contain personal information, such as bank statements, old medical records, tax returns, pay stubs, bills and other personal documents. Participants are asked to remove all paper clips and other bindings.

School board members say state actions could do additional harm to District 153

October 20, 2015 - 17:16

Three major actions now before the Illinois legislature could do additional serious harm to Homewood schools, according to administrators and school board members, and the only way out of the financial consequences will be through local decisions.

Shelly Marks, president of the school board, said the decisions before legislators are a proposal to freeze property taxes, a change in the state aid funding formula and moving pension obligations on to local districts.

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