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  ISBE FY22 Budget Hearings - October 7, 14, 16 - Please consider presenting testimony  
  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  10/4/2020 9:27:00 PM  

(sent to ILCAE members and Advisory members to ILCAE)

Hi ILCAE Members:  If you have interest in providing virtual testimony for the Agricultural Education Line Item, please follow the below instructions and reply to this email for more guidance.
Allyn Buhrow is planning to provide testimony on October 14th.  Thank you.  Dean

The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to give your input on the state's budget for public education in fiscal year 2022. Each year, ISBE welcomes educators, parents, students, and community organizations to submit testimony that informs our advocacy for equitable funding for all Illinois students. Please follow the steps below to participate.

Submit your request in writing via the online form at Only proceed to Steps 2 and 3 if you would also like to speak at a virtual budget hearing. ISBE will consider all written and oral testimony equally. Speakers must submit written testimony. Oral testimony is not required for all funding requests.

If you would like to speak at one of ISBE's three virtual budget hearings, first submit your request in writing, then register for the appropriate hearing linked below. You will need the reference number you received from completing Step 1.

4-7 p.m. Oct. 7 - Registration deadline: 11:59 p.m., Oct. 4 Go To Meeting Link
1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 - Registration deadline: 11:59 p.m., Oct. 11 Go To Meeting Link
1-4 p.m. Oct. 16 - Registration deadline: 11:59 p.m., Oct. 11 Go To Meeting Link

Participate in the virtual budget hearing at your assigned time. After you register for a hearing, ISBE will inform you via email about the 30-minute window when you may speak. Please keep your testimony to less than three minutes. Only one person per organization should provide testimony.

Hearings are open to the public even if you do not plan to submit a funding request or speak. If you wish to listen to a virtual budget hearing but not submit testimony or speak, simply follow Step 2.  

Please consider watching this short 15-minute video explaining the budget process and current fiscal situation.

View a detailed instruction guide.

All of the budget hearings are accessible to persons with disabilities and to persons speaking languages other than English. Persons planning to participate who need real-time captioning services should contact the ISBE superintendent’s office no later than one day prior to the meeting. Persons planning to participate who need real-time translation services should contact the ISBE superintendent’s office no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. Contact the ISBE superintendent's office by phone at (217) 782-2221 or by TTY/TDD at (217) 782-1900.
Dean Dittmar, Coordinator
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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