A win for Illinois special education students. We’re not done yet. Contact your Illinois legislators now.

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Illinois State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia.

– From Bev Johns

State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia has drafted the Amendment to House Bill 2808 to maintain in Illinois law Special Education Personnel Reimbursement.

Please thank her (see below), and urge her to work to get her Amendment actually added to HB 2808.

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Please call/email with this message:

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING SHOULD BE RELATED TO THE NEED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION,

NOT BASED ON THE NUMBER OF GENERAL EDUCATION STUDENTS.

Say to State Representatives: HOUSE BILL 2808 NEEDS TO BE AMENDED TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT SPECIAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL REIMBURSEMENT OF $9,000 FOR EACH SPECIAL ED TEACHER (and other specialized personnel).

Say to State Senators: FOR SENATE BILL 1 (NOW AN EMPTY SHELL BILL), THE AMENDMENT NOW BEING NEGOTIATED SHOULD NOT CONTAIN THE ELMINATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL REIMBURSEMENT.

(1) Immediately contact the Sponsors of House Bill 2808. 

State Representative Will Davis: 217-782-8197 708-799-7300

States Representative Robert Pritchard: 217-782-0425815-748-3494 bob@pritchardstaterep.com

State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia: 217-558-1002 630-264-6855

(2) Please send an email to the Governor’s Secretary of Education, Beth Purvis, with a copy to Sara Shaw. beth.purvis@illinois.gov  Sara.Shaw@illinois.gov

An easy way to get the telephone numbers of your State Senator and State Representative is to send a TEXT message to 520-200-2223 (you will also get those for your U.S. Senators and Representative).(3) Call your own State Senator and State Representative.

The TEXT message must state ONLY your Zip Code (nothing else) such as 62650-2479 OR 62650.

Almost immediately you will get a text message.

Listen to Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers on the radio.

4 Replies to “A win for Illinois special education students. We’re not done yet. Contact your Illinois legislators now.”

  1. Fred, A very informative and valuable post.

    I just wanted to mention, I tried following the directions to send a text message to the phone number in your post, on two devices, my iPhone and iPad and I couldn’t get it to work. Thanks for all you do, Pat Herrmann

    Sent from my iPad

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