Education advocates to hold school funding town hall

SPRINGFIELD – East Moline School District will hold a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 13, at Glenview Middle School to discuss the current school funding crisis and how it is devastating schools in Illinois. The Town Hall meeting will be discussing the proposed solution, Senate Bill 1, and how it benefits students in rural, urban and suburban districts across Illinois, including East Moline. Senate Bill 1 is an evidence-based school funding model sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar and Rep. William Davis and made a historic pass through the House and Senate on May 31. It will soon be released for the Governor to sign. The Town Hall will share facts about the bill and how it provides East Moline schools with the adequate, equitable, and sustainable funding they need for their students to experience a quality education. This Town Hall event is one of several that will take place in the coming month across the state.

Date and time:  July 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Agenda: 6p Welcome – Kristin Humphries, Superintendent, East Moline School District 37

6:10p Remarks

6:20p SB1 Presentation – Ralph Martire, Executive Dir., Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

6:45p Q & A with Fix the Formula Illinois Campaign Partners

7:05p Closing Remarks & Call to Action

Where:  Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th St., East Moline, IL 61244

Contacts: Bob Dolgan, Advance Illinois; Cell: 773.447.1980
Anna Schneider, Advance Illinois; Cell: 217.242.9645

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 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 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.