For Immediate Release
December 18, 2009

Education Funding Advisory Board to Hold Meeting Dec. 22, 2009

Chicago, Ill. – The third meeting of the state’s Education Funding Advisory Board will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 22 in Room 16-503 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.

WHO: Education Funding Advisory Board
WHAT: Third Meeting
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 2009
WHERE: Room 16-503, 2nd Floor, James R. Thompson Center


I. Roll Call

II. Public Participation

III. Review of Minutes from October 7, 2009 Meeting

IV. FY2011 Foundation Level - Existing EFAB methodology

V. Methodologies Used by Other Large States

VI. Meeting Calendar and Planning

VII. Next Meeting Agenda

VIII. Adjournment