Statement from Sen. Barickman on Purvis announcement:

 Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) issued the following statement following the announcement that Beth Purvis is leaving ISBE:

“Secretary Purvis has served as a tireless advocate for Illinois’ students, schools, and the education community. She was instrumental in our efforts to replace the state’s old, broken school funding formula with an evidence-based system. Her leadership was a necessary ingredient to finally bringing us together on a much-needed solution. I have enjoyed working with Beth and I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”


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