West Chicago Elementary School District #33
Dr. Ed Leman, Superintendent Board of Education
Dave Barclay, President
Katrine Maguire Secretary
Sharon L. Jones
Deborah D. Ramsey

Robert Lemon
Chris Scheck
Joseph Lach


312 E. Forest Avenue West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000      Fax (630) 293-6088
Contact: Becky Koltz School/Community Relations Specialist
    (630) 293-6000 ext. 201
Date: 16 Feb 2005  

Dear Key Communicators,

Many of you have asked what you can do to help in regards to the school funding crisis in Illinois. Our legislators need to hear from the people who elect them. Besides making phone calls and writing letters to our legislators, you can also attend public hearings.

Several important legislative hearings on state budget issues are being held in the Chicago region soon, extending a significant opportunity for you to testify on behalf of children's need for state education funding and revenue reforms. The hearings are a part of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's series of statewide hearings intended to examine the effects of recent state budget cuts in vital services, as well as tax and fee increases on businesses. The public are invited to attend and speak at these events. Many A+Illinois supporters plan to testify in order to urge state officials to do right by Illinois children, families, and communities. Some upcoming hearings in our area include:

For more information on A+Illinois, visit their website at www.aplusillinois.org.

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