Illinois State Board of Education

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Illinois State Board of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Christopher Koch
FY 2014 Budget:$9.31 billion[1]
Year founded:1970
Website:Department Home Page
The Illinois State Board of Education oversees K-12 public education in the state of Illinois. The board was created in 1970 following the ratification of the Illinois Constitution. Article X, Section 2 of the Constitution created the position of Superintendent of Education to supervise public education.[2] The Board managed 4,493 schools and 2,072,991 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[3]



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See also
Illinois Superintendent of Education
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The mission statement of the Illinois State Board of Education reads:[4]
The Illinois State Board of Education will provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and share accountability for doing so with districts and schools.[5]


The current Superintendent of Education is Christopher Koch. The following list details his cabinet officials:[6]

  • Chief Internal Auditor: Melissa Oller
  • Chief Educational Officer: Susan C. Morrison
  • General Council: Nicki Bazer
  • Chief Operation Officer and Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations: Donald W. Evans
  • Chief Performance Officer: Peter Godard
  • Director of Public Information:Matthew Vanover
  • Chief Financial Officer: Robert Wolfe

Departmental divisions

The Illinois State Board of Education has five educational divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[6]

  • Division of Innovication and Improvement: Amy Jo Clemens
  • Division of Specialized Instruction and Nutrition: Elizabeth Hanselman
  • Center for Language and Early Child Development: Reyna Hernandez
  • Division of Assesment: Mary O'Brian
  • Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Jason Helfer

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of nine members, including the Superintendent of Education. The members of the board are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate for four-year terms. The board sets educational policies and guidelines for public and private schools, preschool through grade 12, as well as vocational education. It also analyzes the aims, needs and requirements of education and recommends legislation to the General Assembly and Governor.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Illinois State Board of Education:[6]

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