A note from Sarah Hartwick, Executive Director:
Welcome to the ED-RED website. This site will be updated in the coming months to reflect the activities and advocacy efforts of ED-RED member districts on a wide-range of topics including ESSA, potential reforms to TIF and pensions, and Evidence-Based Funding implementation.
In my first month as Executive Director I have had the opportunity to meet many superintendents and friends of ED-RED. I have learned a lot in a short amount time and I thank those who have been available to speak with me. I plan to focus this year on listening to and learning about ED-RED member district interests and legislative priorities. If anyone would like to schedule a meeting with me to speak about the future of ED-RED and the benefits for members, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I firmly believe in the importance of being solution oriented and want to keep ED-RED at the table when it comes to statewide policy discussions and negotiations with the State Board of Education (ISBE), the General Assembly, and/or the Governor’s Office. There are countless opportunities for ED-RED to influence education-related policy in Illinois. I am looking forward to seizing those opportunities on behalf of and in partnership with ED-RED member districts.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to note that our annual meeting schedule will kick-off in October. These monthly meetings provide opportunities for ED-RED members to hear about legislative action from across the state including advocacy efforts at all levels of state government. These meetings are open to all members of ED-RED and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Thank you for taking the time to visit the ED-RED website. I look forward to working with all ED-RED member districts this coming year!