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SB 1947 At a Glance
The evidence-based model (EBM) and Senate Bill 1947 are explained in a user-friendly slide presentation. The presentation covers such topics as:
  • 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

Evidence-Based Model Super Region Meetings Announced
The super-region meetings will be designed to continue the learning process around and implementation of the Evidence-Based Model (EBM).

Click here to register for the Ina session (10.19.17)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

News Briefs

Springfield district encouraged by new student assessment


Consolidation a topic of study for some Metro East districts


Springfield Southeast graduate helps on project that won Nobel Prize

Retired Galena Superintendent Kenneth Schablowsky passes

Retired Galena Superintendent Kenneth B. Schablowsky passed away on October 10, 2017. He was 89 years old. Mr. Schablowsky served in the Air Force before beginning his career in education. He was a teacher and coach in Stanford (IL), assistant principal in Manlius (IL), and a principal in Albany (IL) before becoming superintendent in Galena in 1968. He served in that position for 20 years until his retirement in 1988.


He was preceded in death by his wife and is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial donations can be made in Mr. Schablowsky’s name to the Galena Education Foundation, c/o Galena Unit School District Office, 1206 N. Franklin Street, Galena, IL  61036.

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Year Calendar has been compiled to assist you in planning your year and to do list. Note: Other important reminders are included at the end of the fiscal calendar.
Click here to view the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar.

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. 

Click here to access archived Vision 20/20 articles. 

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