|"The voice of nonpublic education in Illinois"|
ICNS Legislative Involvement
Each year, the Illinois General Assembly introduces over 5,000 bills and hundreds of amendments on a variety of issues including education. How do we know which/if any of those bills and amendments might or would adversely affect our nonpublic schools? When bills come up that affect our schools, how will our schools coordinate a strategy and bring our voices to the Capitol for the best possible dialog with state legislators?
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools has members from many of the private and parochial schools in the State that work together to present a united voice on legislative issues that affect our schools. Additionally and importantly, we have full-time lobbyists at the Capitol every day the General Assembly is in session to be the voices of our nonpublic school membership. Our lobbyists review each bill and amendment introduced looking for any that might adversely affect or benefit our schools. They are ready to engage with legislators to bring our concerns on legislation and policy issues quickly and effectively to them.