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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 shartwick@ed-red.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!


Sarah Hartwick

August 28, 2018
September 25, 2018
October 5, 2018
October 23, 2018