ISBE FY19 Budget Hearing

 The Illinois State Board of Education will be holding a budget hearing in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, November 8th at the Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center (401 North 30th St.) and in Chicago on Friday, November 17th at the Thompson Center (100 West Randolph St., Conference Room 16-503) to hear budget asks from stakeholders. ACT Now is asking for dedicated funding for afterschool and for it to be managed and allocated in a timely fashion. The FY19 budget hearing schedule can be accessed here. Comments can be emailed to To access ACT Now’s testimony, click here. For a sample partially filled out budget request form (which you must fill out with your contact information and submit with any comments), click here.