State education leaders urge Illinoisans to weigh in on their priorities for education as the state develops the 2016 K-12 budget.
The State Board of Education will hold public hearings to gather opinions and ideas about resources and funding. This year the hearings will also offer attendees an opportunity to give feedback on Senate Bill 16, which would distribute state dollars more equitably among public school districts.
State superintendent Christopher Koch says one of the board’s most important roles is to serve as an advocate for sufficient program funding so it can prepare students for college and careers.
The next meeting will be Oct. 15.