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Superintendent, education advocates hold Town Hall in Rockford to share facts on Senate Bill 1

Superintendents and education advocates are coming together with the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 29at New Zion Baptist Church to discuss the current school funding crisis and how it is devastating schools around the state, including Rockford Public Schools. The Town Hall meeting will also be discussing the proposed solution: Senate Bill 1. The bill is an evidence-based school funding model sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar and Rep. William Davis and made a historic pass through the House and Senate on May 31. It will soon be released for the Governor to sign. The Town Hall will share facts about the bill and how it provides Rockford Public Schools with the adequate, equitable, and sustainable funding they need for their students to experience a quality education—something superintendent say, hasn't happened for over two decades. This Town Hall event is one of several that will take place in the coming month across the state.

Date: June 29, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Agenda: 6:00 pm Welcome – Rev. K Edward Copeland, New Zion Baptist Church, Advance Illinois

6:10 pm Remarks – Superintendent Ehren Jarrett, Rockford Public Schools

6:20 pm Senate Bill 1 Presentation

6:45 pm Q & A with Fix the Formula Illinois Campaign Partners

7:05 pm Closing Remarks & Call to Action

Where: New Zion Baptist Church

604 Salter Ave.

Rockford, IL 61102

About Fix the Formula Illinois:

Fix the Formula Illinois is a campaign of Advance Illinois, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Educators 4 Excellence, Equity First, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Funding Illinois’ Future, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, High School District Organizations of Illinois, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special

Education, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois for Educational Equity, Illinois Principals Association, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Latino Policy Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, Noble Network, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Quad County Urban League, South Suburban Action Conference, Springfield Urban League, Taylorville Citizens for Education, Teach Plus Illinois, Tri-County Urban League, United Congregations of the Metro East, Urban Muslim Minority Alliance and Vision 20/20. Learn more about the Fix the Formula Illinois campaign at

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