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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  9/14/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. ISBE Announces October Dates of FY 2023 Budget Hearings 

  2. Illinois FFA Past State Officer will serve on the 2021 National FFA Nominating Committee


  1.  ISBE Announces October Dates of FY 2023 Budget Hearings 

ISBE is excited to invite educators, parents, students, and community organizations to give their input on state funding for public education at three budget hearings, which are set for Oct. 4, 14, and 21.  The input ISBE receives will inform the Board's advocacy for equitable funding for all students in fiscal year 2023 and provide the basis for ISBE's budget recommendation to Governor JB Pritzker and the General Assembly in January 2022.

 

Testimony at past hearings has led to increased investments in Evidence-Based Funding, parent mentoring, and after-school programs. Now more than ever, ISBE wants our school leaders, classroom teachers, parents, and community advocates to tell us what investments would make the biggest difference for their students. So please visit ISBE.net/budget to fill out a budget request funding form and to register for one of the hearings. Those wishing to participate must submit their testimony in writing by completing the form at www.isbe.net/budget. Please note ISBE will give equal consideration to all written and oral testimony.

 

All participants will be allowed three minutes each to speak. Only one person from each organization will be able to speak at one of the hearings. 

 

Public Hearing Date

Number of Speakers

Speaker Capacity

Speaker Capacity Status

October 4 (Springfield) – 4 - 7 p.m.

0

50

Open

October 14 (Virtual) – 4 - 7 p.m.

0

50

Open

October 21 (Virtual) – 1 - 4 p.m.

0

50

Open



  1.  Illinois FFA Past State Officer will serve on the 2021 National FFA Nominating Committee

Congratulations to Margaret Vaessen, 2020 - 2021 Illinois FFA State Reporter, she will serve on the 2021 National FFA Officer Selection Nominating Committee.  Margaret will serve with eight other individuals who participated in an extensive interview process last month that included an application, an introduction video, and an interview to dive deeper into their qualifications for the role. Over the last month, these nine individuals have been working diligently on preparing for the process.  Congratulations and good luck, Margaret, you continue to make Illinois FFA very proud. 

 

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***  

Please NOTE, if you click on Dates & Deadlines it will take you to the www.ilaged.org calendar.  

  • September 15, 2021 - D3 STAR Conference - JWCC Perry Ag Center

  • September 16 - IAVAT Virtual Board Meeting

  • September 17, 2021 - D1 STAR Conference - Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434, USA

  • September 17, 2021 - Elite Conference 

  • September 18, 2021 - State Horse CDE, Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434, USA

  • September 20, 2021 - FFA Board Virtual Meeting at 3:30 p.m. 

  • September 20 - 24, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • September 25, 2021 - State Forestry CDE, SIUC, SIU College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA

  • September 27 - October 1, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • October 1, 2021 - FFA Roster DUE

  • October 1, 2021 - FFA Strategic Plan DUE

  • October 3, 2021 - Illinois FFA Day with the Cardinals, St. Louis, MO

  • October 4 - 8, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • October 11, 2021 - Columbus Day - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • October 12, 2021 - State Land Use CDE, Illinois State University, 100 N University St, Normal, IL 61761, USA

  • October 27 - 30, 2021 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

  • October 31, 2021 - IAVAT Dues Deadline

  • November 1, 2021 - WLC Alumni Scholarship Application DUE 

  • November 8 - 12, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • November 12, 2021 - ICAE Meeting

  • November 13, 2021 - Alumni Council Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield, IL

  • November 15 - 19, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • November 20, 2021 - State Ag Sales CDE - Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703, USA

  • November 22, 2021 - BUILD Conference (1 day in person event at this time) Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, 100 N University St, #146, Normal, IL 61761

  • November 23, 2021 - BUILD Conference (1 day in person event at this time)  Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, 100 N University St, #146, Normal, IL 61761

  • November 25 - 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • December 6 - 10, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • December 11, 2021 - State Agronomy & Dairy Foods CDE

  • January 15, 2022 - American FFA Degree Applications DUE - Illinois Procedures - American FFA Degree


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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Email: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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