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5/03/2013
ISBE Announces Public Hearing Dates

Due to the enormous outpouring of comments from IFT members and others in opposition to the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) proposed change to eliminate special education class size limits, ISBE has announced four public hearings.

We need your help! If you are available please attend one of these hearings.

While our aggressive advocacy postponed this devastating action, our work is not done, and class size limits could still be removed.
 
These hearings provide a valuable opportunity for IFT members to voice concerns about the proposed elimination of class size protections and share how they will impact your classroom and your students. Please encourage parents to attend as well. This may be our last chance to speak out on this issue.

ISBE will hold three on-site public hearings, in addition to a webinar.

Monday, May 6, 2013
Springfield – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Southeast High School Auditorium, 2350 E. Ash St. Street

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A webinar will be held from 10am to 1:30pm
Space is limited to 1,000 participants. Register online now.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Carbondale – 6:00pm-9:00pm
SIU – Carbondale Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Ballroom C

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Elgin  – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive E 125, Seigle Auditorium

For those without internet access, a separate special education call-in number is available for “voice only” participation: 888/494-4032, access code 2054427113.
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