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Rob Grossi - Public School Funding

Rob Grossi, Ed.D., discusses his involvement with Illinois school funding based upon his thirty-three years as a Township School Treasurer (Bloom Township). Currently, Dr. Grossi works with thirteen school districts in Bloom Township and five school districts or Regional Offices of Education outside of the township. He talks about the historic role of the township school treasurer which dates back to 1819. In 1962, the General Assembly abolished this position in all counties but Cook. Currently thirteen Township School Treasurers exist in Cook County. Other topics discussed included investment practices, relationships with school district business officials, treasurer certification, procedures related to activity/imprest funds, audits, revenue sources, payroll, and trustee governance.

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