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."