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Clean-Up Legislation that Ensures the State, Not Schools, Cover Unemployment Benefits Costs Headed to Governor   The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed clean-up legislation Wednesday that ...
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Clean-Up Legislation Being Drafted to Ensure State, Not Schools, Cover Unemployment Benefits Costs    We’re pleased to share some good news for school districts related to unemployment benefits. On ...
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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Family and Medical Leave for Educational Support Staff CHICAGO – Building on efforts to protect the wellbeing of education professionals and their ...
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Final Days of Session are Never Dull in Springfield General Assembly Passes Budget with $350 Million for EBF   The state’s spending ...
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Call to Action: Ask Your Local Representative to Vote "No" on HB 7 The time has come to once again make our voices heard on HB 7, the misguided proposal aimed at consolidating high school and elementary ...
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Make Our Voices Heard: Sign Witness Slip in Opposition of Forced School Consolidation Outreach and advocacy efforts by school administrators played a key role last week in the sponsor of a proposal ...
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The Illinois General Assembly continues to methodically work through a logjam of bills as the March 26 deadline for legislation to pass out of committee in the House and Senate closes in. Meanwhile, it’s ...
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Illinois State Board of Education Office of the Superintendent Dear Colleagues:   The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education today released ...
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Let the Games Begin: Nearly 700 Bills Filed that Directly Impact Public Education After last spring’s abbreviated legislative session, it was inevitable the levee would break and a tidal wave of ...
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Pritzker’s Budget Keeps Education Funding Level; Relies on Federal Dollars for Additional Support to Schools  For the second straight year, Gov. JB Pritzker has proposed a spending plan that does not ...
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DAA Briefs: How to Engage + State Budget Updates  The Delegate Advisory Assembly (DAA) is a platform for Illinois ASBO members to discuss pending legislation and other policy or rule-related issues. They ...
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Amendment Filed to Education Omnibus Bill With only a five-day schedule before new members of the General Assembly are sworn in at noon Wednesday, legislation can change quickly and move fast during ...
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DAA Briefs: FY21 State Budget Highlights, TRS Penalty & Other Issues to Watch  The Delegate Advisory Assembly (DAA) is a platform for Illinois ASBO members to discuss pending legislation and other ...
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Recently, the Illinois Department of Employment Security released  much-anticipated guidance  on certain non-instructional support staff employees who are eligible for unemployment this summer.   This ...
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Sending on behalf of State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala: Dear Colleagues: Governor JB Pritzker announced today that Illinois is on track to enter Phase 4, as the result of the effective ...
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We have received clarification about how Illinois school districts should treat the November 3, 2020 election now that Gov. Pritzker has signed SB 1863, which expands voting by mail and makes the day a ...
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Sending on behalf of State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala: Dear Colleagues:   Governor JB Pritzker signed into law today  Senate Bill 1569 , which includes many education ...
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FY21 Budget Highlights

FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS OVERVIEW   The State of Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2021 Budget is contained in SB 264 (Operating Budget), HB64 (Capital Budget), HB 357 (Budget Implementation Bill) and ...
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ISBE and IDPH release guidance for summer school and other activities allowed in Phase 3 of Restore Illinois plan       Guidance allows limited in-person summer school with extensive social distancing, ...
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