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Education Funding Advisory Committee (EFAC)


SR 431 (Manar) created the Education Funding Advisory Committee.  The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to propose a state education funding system that provides adequate, equitable, transparent, and accountable distribution of funds to school districts that will prepare students for achievement and success after high school.   The Advisory Committee is comprised of eight members appointed by the Senate President and the Senate Minority Leader. 

The Advisory Committee is required to consider the following when making its recommendations:  the number of students in a school and school district and the level of need of those students; a school district’s ability to provide local resources; transparency and accountability; revenue predictability; and the long-term implications and outcomes of the funding system.  The Advisory Committee must seek input from stakeholders and members of the public on issues and possible improvements to the existing funding system.

For more information please contact ISBE Government Relations at 217/782-6510.

PDF format  Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee Report (1/31/14)

PDF format Fact Sheet: Senate Bill 16 - School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (9/18/14) new

 EFAC First Draft Legislation - Senate Bill 16 (SB16)

 Preliminary Analysis of Impact of SB 16, Amendment 3 & 5 (8/26/14) updated

  • Excel Format  PDF format  Districts Sorted by Representative (5/22/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  Districts Sorted by Senator (5/22/14)
  • Excel Format          Full Calculations SB 16 Ams 3 & 5 (6/11/14) (see variables below)
  •         PDF format  Variables Used in Full Calculations Sorted by District ID (6/11/14)
  •         PDF format  Senate Bill 16 Overview (8/26/14) new

 Preliminary Analysis of Impact of SB 16, Amendment 2

  • Excel Format  PDF format  Districts Sorted by Representative (5/8/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  Districts Sorted by Senator (5/8/14)
  • Excel Format          Full Calculations Sorted by District ID (5/13/14) (see variables below)
  •         PDF format  Variables Used in Full Calculations Sorted by District ID (5/13/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  Chicago Public School District 299 Calculation Example (5/7/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  District Comparison of Low-Income Percentages (5/8/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  District Comparison Listing PTELL Adjustment Grant (5/7/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  EAV per Student Summary (5/7/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  Low-Income Summary (5/7/14)
  • Excel Format  PDF format  Geographic Summary (5/7/14)
  •          PDF format SB16 Simulation Data Sources Explanation (5/7/14)