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to schools begin to flow
The evidence-based school funding model was signed into law Thursday, August 31. ISBE immediately sent vouchers to the Comptroller's Office. The Comptroller issued a press release today that said, in part, "Just after midnight Thursday morning (September 7), Comptroller Susana Mendoza's office began transmitting $541 million in General State Aid to schools around the state. These are the funds that were supposed to go out on August 10th and 20th, but were delayed because the Governor vetoed the School Funding Bill.
The next payment of $264 million was scheduled to go out Friday, September 8 to cover the first September payment due Sunday, Sept. 10. That means a total of $805 million has been sent to schools.
- How the EBM meets the requirements for an equitable school funding system
- The four major components of the EBM
- How the adequacy target is calculated
- How local capacity is calculated
To view the presentation, click here.
To view the 26 Elements, click here.
To view the potential effects of the research-based recommendations, click here.
Please click here for additional EBM resources
The webinar lasts just over 1 ½ hours and includes an overview of SB 1947, discusses the impact of the new law on school districts and includes a Q & A segment. Please click here if you wish to download the slides* from the presentation.
*--One of the slides in the original presentation references the 27 research-based elements of the evidence-based model, but the model now includes 26 elements. Click here for the updated list of elements.
FAQ for new lead-testing law for schools
To access the FAQ for SB 550, the new law requiring schools to test for lead in water, please click here.
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