March 30: A special presentation on IL school funding and panel discussion with experts
Illinois' school funding formula is in the news and being debated in Springfield, but what does it mean? This BGA Idea Forum will break down the basics in a just-the-facts examination of how Illinois currently funds public schools. A panel of experts will then weigh in on the future of the formula, how it affects students and what options exist to improve it.
Jennie Bennett, Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Public Schools Sarah Karp, education reporter, WBEZ Hon. Dan McConchie, Illinois Senate, 26th District Ginger Ostro, Executive Director, Advance Illinois Ben Schwarm, Deputy Executive Director, Illinois Association of School Boards
This event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required. For more information, call Annum Haider at (312) 821-9031 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to the McCormick Foundation for supporting BGA civic engagement programming.