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Superintendents hold town hall to discuss school funding in Carrollton

 

CARROLLTON (Aug. 10, 2017) -- Superintendent Kerry Cox (Carrollton) and Dr. Kevin Bowman (Greenfield), and Mark Scott (North Greene) will host a town hall on Monday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Carrollton Grade School Commons to discuss the current school funding crisis. The town hall meeting will review how the evidence-based model in Senate Bill 1 works and the implications of the Governor's veto amendments. Governor Rauner issued an amendatory veto of SB1 on August 1. SB1 will need a three-fifths vote in the General Assembly to override the Governor’s veto. The town hall will share facts about the bill and how it provides fair funding for all school districts in Illinois.

 

Date and time:  Monday, August 14, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

 

Agenda:   6:00 p.m.    Doors open

6:30 p.m.         Welcome—Superintendent Kerry Cox

6:35 p.m.        Remarks—Dr. Kevin Bowman and Mark Scott

6:40 p.m.        Remarks—Elected officials in support of SB1 (tentative)

                       6:45 p.m.  “SB1: an Evidence Based Model of School Funding”— Teresa Ramos, Advance Illinois

7:15 p.m.         Question & answer

7:50 p.m.        Closing call-to-action

 

Where: Carrollton Grade School Commons, 721 Fourth Street, Carrollton IL, 62016

 

About Fix the Formula Illinois

Fix the Formula Illinois is a campaign of Advance Illinois, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Educators 4 Excellence, Equity First, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Funding Illinois’ Future, Gamaliel of Illinois, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, High School District Organizations of Illinois, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois for Educational Equity, Illinois Parent Teacher Association, Illinois Principals Association, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Latino Policy Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, Noble Network, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Quad County Urban League, South Suburban Action Conference, Springfield Urban League, Taylorville Citizens for Education, Teach Plus Illinois, Tri-County Urban League, United Congregations of the Metro East, Urban Muslim Minority Alliance and Vision 20/20. Learn more about the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign at www.fundingilfuture.org/fixtheformulaillinois.

 

 

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