For Immediate Release 
August 11, 2009

Education Funding Advisory Board to Hold Initial
Meeting August 13, 2009

Chicago, Ill. – The first Fiscal Year 2010 meeting of the state’s Education Funding Advisory Board will be held at 1 p.m. August 13 at the James R. Thompson Center.

The Education Funding Advisory (EFAB) Board makes recommendations to the General Assembly on funding levels for school districts with a high volume of children at or below the poverty level.

In May, Governor Pat Quinn named five members to the advisory board. They are: Sylvia Puente, Board Chair and the Executive Director of the Latino Policy Forum; Dean Clark, a former board member of ISBE and EFAB as well as the National Association of State Boards of Education, Arthur Culver, Superintendent of Champaign Unit 4 School District, Ed Geppert, Jr., President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and Ken Swanson, President of the Illinois Education Association.

This State Board of Education meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Board office no later than the date prior to the meeting. Contact the Superintendent's office at the State Board of Education, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

We are unable to carry audio from the EFAB meeting. We regret the error.

WHO:           Education Funding Advisory Board

WHAT:         Organization Meeting

WHEN:         1 p.m. August 13, 2009

WHERE:         Room 2-025, 2nd Floor, James R. Thompson Center


I.           Welcome

II.          Introductions

III.         Public Participation

IV.        Organization of the Board

V.         Meeting Calendar and planning

VI.        General School Funding

  1. General State Aid
  2. EFAB Methodology

VII.       Next Meeting Agenda

VIII.       Adjournment