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Illinois PreK-12 Education Budget

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 2025

The Illinois State Board of Education recently hosted three public hearings to gather input from across the state on the budget for public education in fiscal year 2025. ISBE heard from educators, parents, students, community organizations, and other leaders via budget request forms that were submitted and in-person and virtual testimony. Several related documents are available below.

 FY 2024

​The Illinois State Board of Education hosted three hearings to gather input on the state budget for public education in fiscal year 2024. Each year, ISBE welcomes educators, parents, students, and community organizations to submit testimony that informs our advocacy for equitable funding for all Illinois students.​

 FY 2022

 FY 2021

ISBE hosted four hearings to gather input in person: 

  • ​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

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