On August 31, 2017, the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act, or Public Act 100-0465
became law. Five previous grant programs are combined into a single grant program and distributed as evidence-based funding. Those grant programs are General State Aid, Special Education – Personnel, Special Education – Funding for Children Requiring Special Education Services, Special Education – Summer School and English Learner Education. In this new system, districts receive the same receipts from each of those five programs again in FY 2018 as a hold harmless provision. Once the calculation data has been collected and verified, ISBE will publish the additional amounts districts will receive through tier funding.
Below are explanatory documents, preliminary hold harmless calculations and reports listing data to be used in the FY 2018 calculations.