military family 020822SPRINGFIELD – Schools fees may soon be waived for low-income students with veteran or active military parents under a measure by State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove).

“Veterans and active military members endure many hardships, and individuals with young children are finding it difficult to keep up with school fees,” Johnson said. “By offering support to our heroes and their families, we can assist them through a difficult financial time.”

Johnson’s proposal allows school board members to waive fees for students with a parent who is a veteran or an active member of the military with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

“Education is vital for children to succeed,” Johnson said. “With this initiative, Illinois is working to ensure low-income students in military families are able to continue learning without financial burden.”

Senate Bill 3867 passed the Senate Education Committee Tuesday and moves for further consideration before the full Senate.