FISCAL YEAR 2020 ENGLISH LEARNERS’ EVIDENCE-BASED FUNDING (EL-EBF) EXPENDITURE REPORTING
The EBF law passed on Aug. 31, 2017, requires the Illinois State Board of Education to notify school districts of the total English Learner (EL) funding generated by each district’s students. This composite amount of funds includes any EL funds generated under the Base Funding Minimum and Tier Funding. It does not include funding generated by the core investment cost factors of the EBF formula, the money from which also benefits ELs. View the listing of the FY 2020 EL funding totals per district. Districts were reminded that state funding attributable to ELs was to be spent on EL services per the requirements of Article 14C of the School Code. Article 14C also requires that at least 60 percent of EL funds must be spent on instructional costs of ELs (Function 1000).
The FY 2020 EL-EBF expenditure reporting shows where EBF funds attributable to ELs were ultimately spent within each district. The Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education has recommended that only districts that received $5,000 or more in total FY 2020 EL funds be required to submit an expenditure report through the period ending June 30, 2020. Any FY 2019 EL-EBF funds not expended in FY 2019 will appear in the FY 2020 expenditure report.
All FY 2020 EL-EBF expenditure reports are due to ISBE by July 20. Please contact the Multilingual Department at email@example.com if you have questions regarding the FY 2020 EL-EBF expenditure report.