Illinois Resource Allocation Reviews and Community Engagement

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is developing a more well-developed process by using a multi-tiered approach to conduct their Resource Allocation Reviews (RARs) and enhance community engagement activities to districts in addressing inequities across Illinois. R9CC will support this effort, in addition to supporting ISBE create a community financial meeting toolkit to provide an opportunity to build community relationships around resource allocation.

The Region 9 Comprehensive Center will work with ISBE to support to development and implementation of a multi-tiered approach to RAR’s that provides scaffolded support to schools or districts based on school improvement identification and the number of years identified. R9CC will collaborate with ISBE leadership to develop a tool for districts to complete the RAR process and to define the roles and responsibilities of the ISBE leadership and the R9CC staff and support the revision and development of a community financial meeting toolkit.