Much work has been accomplished, much yet remains before August 21st! But looking good so far!
While the State of Illinois continues to move forward with little hope for a budget resolution, it seemed a good time to share information as to the President’s proposed budget for education. This post is neither to advocate nor refute this proposal, merely to present one article with some explanation about the proposal.
There will be a one-hour early dismissal on Friday, May 19th and school will be dismissed after a half-day of student attendance on Monday, May 22nd!
Each year the Illinois State Board of Education completes an analysis of the fiscal condition of each school district in IL using a variety of criteria that is picked up from each year’s annual audit review. Due to the continual decrease in proportional share of State Funding you can see that District 228 has moved from the highest level of financial rating to the second of four tiers. Here is the ISBE FInancial Profile Page for more of the information from the State. Even though many folks in Springfield want to tout that PK-12 schools were funded without a budget this year, it has been a pro-rated distribution and we are still owed more than $1.2M. Many citizens of Illinois have lost optimism that schools will be funded at all for 2018 with state dollars.
Here is a press release outlining details about a legislative event discussing information regarding school funding in Illinois.
Just a reminder that school will be dismissed one hour early on Friday, April 7th. Schools will open for regular learning on Monday, April 17th! We wish you a safe and Blessed Easter!