The Citizens For Education was launched after the Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 board announced earlier this year of budget considerations for the FY 17 budget. CFE is a grassroots committee comprised of parents, community, and business leaders that were created for the purpose of changing the way Illinois Public Schools are funded. Jenny Moats, parent and nurse for TCUSD #3 told Regional Radio News, the inequitable funding of schools within the State opened up their eyes.
Melisa Livingston, Parent and Substitute Teacher, provided an update on Senate Bill 1 that was introduced by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill). She says it will be reintroduced and will receive a new number after it’s officially and formally filed in April.
A CFE Launch will be held at the Taylorville High School Cafeteria on Thursday April 7 at 6:30 p.m. TCUSD #3 Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau will speak, along with Teresa Ramos of the Funding Illinois Future coalition. The public is invited.
More information on Citizens For Education can be found at citizensforeducation.org and Funding Illinois Future at fundingilfuture.org.