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THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will provide healthy meals and snacks to children and teens age 18 and younger at hundreds of sites across Illinois this summer. Families can find their nearest summer meals site by calling (800) 359-2163, texting “FoodIL" to 877-877, or visiting  summermealsillinois.org .    Hunger touches every community in Illinois. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means even more families now depend on federally funded nutrition programs. Illinois’ summer meals programs rely on community organizations, school districts, and other sponsors who are dedicated to ending ...
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Part of what makes a good leader is being able to see where your organization needs to be in the future and taking steps today to guide it there. That is part of what has made the current situation so difficult to navigate — no one quite knows what the future will look like — but it’s not all bad news. It appears that we as a state are on track to hitting Phase 3 in Gov. JB Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan by the end of the month. However, as you are aware, schools are not slated to physically reopen until Phase 4 . As well all forge paths into the unknown  we must draw on our collective know-how, as well as guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of ...
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View in a browser May 20, 2020 Action Alert - Contact GA Members on Time Out & Restraint As Illinois legislators come back to Springfield, some legislators would like to see time out and physical restraint included in an omnibus bill related to the budget and a COVID-19 relief package.   IPA is partnering with the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of ...
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NASSP May 2020 Newsletter

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Information from our colleagues at NASSP Earlier this week House Democrats released the HEROES Act, their desired blueprint for the next federal coronavirus response package. They will be voting on the $3 trillion bill today (5/15/20). The bill is not likely to move in its current form in the Senate, and we should continue to advocate for education priorities that were not included or adequately funded in HEROES. Overall, it provides $500 billion for states and $375 billion for localities to address lost revenue (which both can be used for education). Here are some of the highlights: $90 billion for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund of which $58 ...
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View in a browser May 14, 2020 General Assembly to Return to Springfield It was announced on Wednesday that the Illinois General Assembly would return to Springfield May 20-22. The House of Representatives is expected to meet at the BOS Center in Springfield and the Senate is expected to meet at the Capitol in Senate chambers. ...
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View in a browser May 1, 2020 Contact Congress and FCC to Expand E-Rate Program IPA has joined NASSP and other national organizations to contact members of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand allowable use of E-rate to fund home internet access for students.   The Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate ...
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View in a browser April 22, 2020 Virtual Legislative Town Hall Meetings IPA will host two more legislative town hall meetings on Zoom on April 24 and 27 . We have invited members of the Illinois Senate and House Education Working Groups to participate.   If you would like to attend, please register and submit questions at the links ...
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View in a browser April 20, 2020 Virtual Legislative Town Hall Meetings IPA will host three legislative town hall meetings on Zoom on April 21, 24 and 27 . We have invited members of the Illinois Senate and House Education Working Groups to participate.   If you would like to attend, please complete a short survey of questions for ...
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View in a browser April 13, 2020 IDEA Flexibility During School Closures IPA has joined NASSP and NAESP to contact the Department of Education and members of Congress about needed flexibility on IDEA timelines and procedures while schools are closed due to COVID-19.   The CARES Act (emergency COVID-19 response legislation) recently passed ...
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View in a browser April 7, 2020 Contact Congress and FCC to Expand E-Rate Program IPA has joined NASSP and other national organizations to contact members of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand allowable use of E-rate to fund home internet access for students.   The Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate ...
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View in a browser March 27, 2020 Staying Connected with IPA IPA has compiled several resources and discussions to help you navigate these uncharted waters. Please participate in discussion on IPA Connect and check out the following blog posts. Let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.   Staying Connected with the IPA   School Closure ...
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View in a browser March 18, 2020 Sign On to Expand E-Rate Program IPA is joining NASSP, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), Future Ready Schools®, and other partners to lead a sign-on letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand funding for their E-Rate program which supports home internet access for needy ...
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View in a browser March 6, 2020 Statehouse Report The General Assembly finished three weeks of session on Thursday and will not reconvene in Springfield until after the primary election. While it has been a relatively quiet few weeks, we anticipate much more legislative action when the G.A. resumes mid-March.   During these breaks, most legislators will be ...
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View in a browser February 28, 2020 Legislative Update COMMITTEES MOVE SLOWLY DESPITE WORKLOAD   Legislative committees in the Capitol convened this week, but considered only a fraction of the bills scheduled for hearings. Even though there are hundreds of bills assigned for committee action, sponsors seemed content with putting their hearing off for another ...
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View in a browser February 25, 2020 Contact your Member of Congress Today The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a critical piece of anti-vaping legislation this week . Principals and educators can make a difference right now by sending a message to their members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic ...
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View in a browser February 22, 2020 Alliance Legislative Report GOVERNOR DELIVERS BUDGET ADDRESS   Governor JB Pritzker delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday before a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly. Following several days of previewing his message of managing State debt and establishing new ...
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View in a browser January 31, 2020 The Illinois General Assembly has returned for the spring session. Sign up with the IPA Policy and Action Center to receive alerts on important legislative action and how you can contact your local legislators.   Sign up here Alliance Legislative Report ...
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View in a browser January 18, 2020 Title The Illinois General Assembly will return to Springfield on January 28 for the spring session. Sign up with the IPA Policy and Action Center to receive alerts on important legislative action and how you can contact your local legislators.   Sign up here ...
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View in a browser January 3, 2020 Joint Hearing on Seclusion and Restraint The Illinois Senate Education Committee and the House Elementary and Secondary Education: School Curriculum and Policies Committee will host a joint hearing on Tuesday, January 7 in Chicago on pending legislation to prohibiting seclusion of students.   The Illinois Statewide School ...
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