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Benjamin School District 25 School Board Elections
Three candidates will be elected to serve a full four-year term of office on the Benjamin School District 25 board of education at the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Elections.
Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Candidates interested in running for a position as a School Board member may obtain election packets at the DuPage County Election Commission office located at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois. Forms are also available on the election commission’s website at:
Information and appropriate forms are available ONLY through the DuPage County Election Commission and will no longer be available at the Benjamin School District 25 Administration Service Center. This change is due to a revision of the state statute regarding school board elections.
Prospective candidates must file their nominating papers with the DuPage County Election Commission office between the dates of Monday, December 15 and Monday, December 22, 2014.
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 email@example.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.
New PARCC State Assessment in 2014-2015 School Year
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