The General Assembly is back in session tomorrow in Springfield. This is likely to be a whirlwind three-day session covering a very barebones legislative agenda compared to a normal spring. (Politico shared this list of bills/topics on Tuesday.)
And, unfortunately, other than the state budget for Fiscal Year 2021, it's likely that not that much directly relevant for K-12 schools will be tackled.
Calls to both their district and their Springfield offices are best (find those numbers here). You can also send them a letter via our form here.
If you have an extra minute, you can call Governor Pritzker too: 217-782-6830 or 217-782-6831
What should your message be?
Schools' need for state funding will be greater whether schooling resumes in physical buildings, whether remote learning needs to continue, or whether some hybrid of the two attempts to balance the competing demands of health, safety and quality of our children's educational experience. You can read some more about this here.
Thank you for your advocacy during these difficult times!