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To provide each child with the best educational opportunity to become a lifelong learner, achieve the highest personal growth and be a contributing member of society. 

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LEGISLATION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE STATE FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE STATE FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS

 

It is important that you are aware of a current Senate Bill that is pending legislation in the House of Representatives.  SB16, the School Funding Reform Act of 2014, was passed the Illinois Senate in May of 2014.   Our senator Michael Connelly, voted NO to this bill. 

BENJAMIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 stands to lose $524,465, which translates to a loss of 80% of our state educational funds.

I urge you to contact your local House of Representatives legislator, Jeanne M. Ives at repjeanneives@gmail.com, to express your concern on this potential loss in educational funds.  SB16 is currently being reviewed in the House and could be voted on this November.

 

For the past seven years, with no increased funding from the state, Illinois school districts have experienced continued educational funding cuts and unfunded educational mandates. This bill is just shifting money without increasing public education funding.

Below is a list of school districts in DuPage County that will be adversely affected by this bill.  If this proposed Senate Bill passes in the House in November, there will be approximately 460 school districts in Illinois that will lose a percentage of state educational funding.

 

For more information on SB16: http://isbe.net/efac/

A website has been set up to provide SB16 data: http://www.edgeillinois.com/

Edge Illinois also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EDGEIllinois

Please contact me if you have questions about this bill and the implications.

 

 

Philip Ehrhardt

Superintendent

630-514-7003

Pehrhardt@bendist25.org

 

Senate Bill 16 - negative impact on Illinois school districts (isbe.org)

DuPage County

   

 

 

 

District Name

Change with SB16 Before Loss Cap Compared to Disbursements

% Change

COMMUNITY CONS SCH DIST 180

$    (1,569,361.08)

-94%

BENSENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2

$    (3,086,515.70)

-90%

VILLA PARK SCHOOL DIST 45

$    (4,298,927.27)

-89%

WOODRIDGE SCHOOL DIST 68

$    (3,214,023.30)

-87%

WOOD DALE SCHOOL DISTRICT 7

$    (1,249,625.32)

-87%

COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED S D 93

$    (3,526,337.65)

-85%

COMMUNITY HIGH SCH DISTRICT 94

$    (1,976,969.05)

-84%

DARIEN SCHOOL DIST 61

$    (1,376,684.73)

-83%

DU PAGE HIGH SCHOOL DIST 88

$    (3,333,316.52)

-83%

FENTON COMM H S DIST 100

$    (1,174,291.65)

-82%

COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DIST 200

$    (9,827,867.56)

-82%

LOMBARD SCHOOL DISTRICT 44

$    (2,324,994.75)

-82%

WESTMONT C U SCHOOL DIST 201

$    (1,058,678.06)

-81%

MEDINAH SCHOOL DISTRICT 11

$       (472,587.52)

-81%

MAERCKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 60

$       (903,428.17)

-81%

SALT CREEK SCHOOL DIST 48

$       (349,587.73)

-81%

ROSELLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 12

$       (467,210.55)

-80%

BENJAMIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 25

$       (524,465.37)

-80%

GLENBARD TWP H S DIST 87

$    (5,492,774.68)

-79%

WINFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 34

$       (187,422.61)

-79%

GLEN ELLYN C C SCHOOL DIST 89

$    (1,173,607.77)

-78%

GLEN ELLYN SCHOOL DISTRICT 41

$    (1,960,846.00)

-78%

LISLE C U SCH DIST 202

$       (889,418.61)

-78%

COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DIST 99

$    (3,022,573.42)

-77%

CENTER CASS SCHOOL DIST 66

$       (615,755.95)

-77%

ELMHURST SCHOOL DIST 205

$    (4,482,114.18)

-77%

CASS SCHOOL DIST 63

$       (416,257.25)

-76%

NAPERVILLE C U DIST 203

$    (9,450,443.82)

-76%

LAKE PARK COMM H S DIST 108

$    (1,489,991.58)

-76%

BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT 13

$       (575,450.63)

-75%

DOWNERS GROVE GRADE SCH DIST 58

$    (2,183,102.02)

-73%

GOWER SCHOOL DIST 62

$       (382,915.10)

-73%

ITASCA SCHOOL DIST 10

$       (376,019.18)

-71%

HINSDALE C C SCHOOL DIST 181

$    (1,646,899.66)

-70%

BUTLER SCHOOL DISTRICT 53

$       (174,607.31)

-70%

HINSDALE TWP H S DIST 86

$    (1,768,177.36)

-70%

INDIAN PRAIRIE C U SCH DIST 204

$ (10,150,536.71)

-41%

ADDISON SCHOOL DIST 4

$    (3,217,046.81)

-36%

KEENEYVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 20

$       (450,367.57)

-21%

QUEEN BEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 16

$       (231,107.85)

-6%

MARQUARDT SCHOOL DISTRICT 15

$       (138,284.07)

-3%

 

 

Posted by: Greg Martin
Published: 9/18/14

Technology Integration Enhancement News

 

NEWS

 

Technology Integration Enhancement

 

            After two years of comprehensive planning, the Technology Integration Enhancement initiative has been implemented.  Grades 4-8 students and parents attended orientation sessions just prior to the start of school to learn more about:

 

  • the process used for planning  the initiative
  • the integration of more technology in the education program
  • best practices
  • how  to use the device
  • logging-in on the device and receiving a specially designed book bag to protect  the device

            The book bag has a life-time guarantee.  A logo on the back pack was created by a Benjamin Middle School student and teacher, and the proof was sent to the manufacturer with all words spelled correctly.  The book bags were delivered the day before the orientation sessions began, and a student helper found that the word “student” was spelled incorrectly.  The manufacturer readily admitted to the error.

            The back packs had to be used immediately since students and parents were taking the devices home to practice, using the training that they received during the orientation sessions prior to the start of school.  Session participants were informed of the misspelling and the remedy the manufacturer is taking to replace the logos.  New logo patches will be provided and will be sewn over the existing patch at the manufacturer’s expense.

            Grade 3 students will be using the device throughout the school day and their devices will remain at school.  More clusters of iPads and an interactive whiteboard in each PreK-2 classroom are being made available to students and teachers.

            The feedback from students, parents, and faculty has been very positive.  As one parent said, “This is the first year that my seventh grader has been looking forward to school!”  More information along with videos and photographs will be publicized to show how the additional technology is being used to enhance learning.

                                                                                               

 

 

Attachments:
Posted by: Greg Martin
Published: 8/28/14

New PARCC State Assessment in 2014-2015 School Year
Posted by: Greg Martin
Published: 2/13/14

NEW:  Finance 101 Podcast Winter 2014

 Podcast by:  Dr. Philip M. Ehrhardt 
              (click link above)

 

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