Tell Your Legislators to Open Schools on Time!

28 Jun

Use this link to email your legislators now:

Contact Your Legislators Now!

On Wednesday, the Illinois General Assembly will consider legislation that, if passed into law, will ensure that all public schools will be able to open on schedule in the 2016-17 school year.

IEA members statewide should contact their senators and representatives and tell them to pass SB2054, the education funding bill and SB 2056, the appropriation bill for colleges and universities.

  • SB2054 will increase General State Aid for education by more than $760 million, and provide an additional $75 million in early childhood education funding. Just as important, passing SB2054 will ensure that PreK-12 schools will open on schedule in the next fiscal year.
  • SB2056 authorizes $1 billion for higher education, allowing financially starved colleges and universities to get from 82 to 90 percent of the current year’s funding. In addition, SB2056 will fully fund MAP grants for the current fiscal year.

The first step toward getting our state back on track is to pass the education funding bills, SB2054 and SB2056.

Use this link to email your legislators now:

Contact Your Legislators Now!

Please share this email with all your colleagues and friends.

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