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Senate Bill 1 Resources
*updated 8.14.17
What does Dr. Clark want you to know about any flashy numbers on the Gov's AV?

Summary of SB 1 AV model
The Fix the Formula Illinois coalition's analysis of the ISBE model shows the amendatory veto for what it is: a trojan horse that masks inequities and will have severe consequences for districts in out years. The AV doesn't align with our principles, attacks the core of the evidence-based model and impacts districts long-term by doing the following things in the side-by-side comparison below (click on link below to enlarge the side-by-side comparison)
Please click here for additional SB 1 resources.

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News Briefs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 


Education funding unresolved as Illinois House returns


House not expected to vote today on overriding governor’s AV


Superintendent tweets in protest of school funding; says Rauner’s plan ignores lost TIF taxes


As Southern Illinois students return to school, state education funding remains at impasse


IEA: Teachers must be paid despite funding uncertainty


Belleville district would lose money under governor’s school funding plan


Peoria Journal Star: Risks all around, for schoolkids most of all


Senate Bill 7 Performance Rankings

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All Illinois School Districts are working to comply with the requirements of education reforms.  The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) has worked to provide support via the Senate Bill 7 Performance Rankings File.  This program gives districts a method of managing district positions aligned to local qualifications, teacher's credentials, and performance ratings.  The program compiles this local data and creates reports needed to comply with Senate Bill 7.  For more information, click here


Applications are now being accepted for the AASA National/Illinois Superintendent of the Year Program!
Now in its 31st year, the AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation's public schools. This program is sponsored by VALIC and AASA. 
For more information, click here or to access the Application Information and Procedures document click here.

 School Funding
School funding reform report issued 

The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission issued its report to the General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner late Tuesday afternoon. The report includes several recommendations that are similar to the Evidence-Based Model that the Vision 20/20 coalition endorsed as part of its blueprint for the future of public education in Illinois.


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. 

Vision 20/20 Apple