Granite City is one of three sites statewide for Illinois State Board of Education public budget hearings to collect feedback and hear ideas from education stakeholders and advocates.
The budget hearings will be hosted by Curt Bradshaw, board member and chair of the board’s Finance and Audit Committee. The information collected at the hearings will inform the fiscal year 2018 budget recommendations the state board will make to the General Assembly in January.
“Community and stakeholder feedback is more important than ever, as state lawmakers redesign how the state funds school districts, and ISBE creates the Illinois State Plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act,” State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith said. “We have a collective opportunity to define and ensure all students receive an adequately and equitably funded education. I urge parents, students, educators, administrators and community advocates to attend the budget hearings and share their ideas, priorities and concerns.”
The hearing will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Atrium at Granite City High School, 3101 Madison Ave. Hearings also will transpire in Chicago and Springfield.
ISBE encourages all stakeholders and community members — including those attending a hearing in person — to submit their comments on the budget by completing a budget request form (available at isbe.net/budget) and emailing the form to isbeFY18@isbe.net.