The practice of the "pickup" -- where school districts pay some, if not all, of teachers' contributions into their own retirement pensions -- could leave Illinois' educators, students and taxpayers high and dry.
Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate vying for a State House seat from District 66 – Algonquin, emphasized recently that a bailout for Chicago schools should not be in the cards, instead expressing clear support for education reform.
Allen Skillicorn, the Republican candidate for state representative in the the 66th House District, has been concerned, like many have been, over the possibility
of public schools not opening on time in the fall because of budget issues.
Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 received $414.33 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $326,496.76, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).