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ISBE has a responsibility to advocate for what all of Illinois’ children deserve. The State Board makes budget recommendations to the General Assembly annually each January. The state constitution mandates that the “primary responsibility for financing the system of public education” belongs solely to the state.

 FY 2021

​​The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) invites the public to submit funding requests for the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget for pre-k through 12th grade public education. Individuals are required to submit their funding requests by completing the on-line budget hearing funding request ​form.

Budget Hearing Funding Request Form​

ISBE is hosting four hearings to gather input in person. All individuals should submit their requests online using the Budget Hearing Funding Request Form, even if they are attending a hearing in person. Join us: 

  • ​Oct. 16, immediately following the board meeting, at approximately noon, in the East St. Louis School District Administration Building​ at 1005 State St., East St. Louis
  • Oct. 23, 3:30-5:3​0 p.m., in the Senior Cafeteria of Bloomington High School at 1202 E. Locust St., Bloomington
  • Nov. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the CORE Classroom of Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center at 401 N. 30th St., Mt. Vernon
  • Nov. 21, 1-4 p.m., in Room 16-503 of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago
View the event flyerPDF Document. ​​​​

 FY 2020

Funding a Civil Right: Quality Education for All

 FY 2019

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