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Illinois State Advisory Council (ISAC)

The Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities is statutorily created by Section 14-3.01 of the School Code of Illinois. The purpose of the Council is to:

  1. Advise the State Board of Education regarding rules and regulations relating to the education of children with disabilities and promulgated by the Board, modifications or additions to county or regional comprehensive plans, qualifications of due process hearing officers, and procedures for the conduct of due process hearings,
  2. Advise the General Assembly, the Governor, and the State Board of Education on the unmet needs of children with disabilities,
  3. Assist the State Board of Education in developing and reporting data and evaluations which may assist the U.S. Commissioner of Education,
  4. Comment publicly on rules and regulations proposed by the state regarding the education of children with disabilities and the procedures for distribution of funds.

 Mission Statement

The role of the Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities is to be a proactive body, advising the Governor, Legislature and the State Board of Education on current issues relating to the education of children and youth with disabilities. It is also the responsibility of this Council to encourage new strategies and technologies, while advocating high standards of excellence throughout Illinois.

 Meetings

ISAC Meeting Notice
Date Description
Monday,
February 8, 2016
ISAC Comprehensive State Plan (Withdrawals) Committee
8:00 a.m.
Via Phone

Agenda: Withdrawal Plan for Herscher CUSD #2 and Fox Lake Grade School #114
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ISAC Family Communications Committee
8:00 a.m.
ISBE Board Room

Agenda: Newsletter
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ISAC Transition Committee
9:00 a.m.
ISBE Board Room

Agenda: Update on Employment First state work group
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ISAC Legislation/Interagency Communication Committee
12:00 p.m.
ISBE Board Room

Agenda: Legislative Breakfast and new legislation that has been introduced
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ISAC Access Committee
12:15 p.m.
ISBE Board Room

Agenda: Discussion of strategies and directions of this newly reformed subcommittee
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ISAC (Joint ICC Meeting Cancelled)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Agenda

ISAC Committee of the Whole
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Agenda

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Board Room (4th Floor)
Springfield, IL
Thursday, February 11, 2016
ISAC Personnel DevelopmentCommittee
8:15 a.m.
ISBE Board Room

Agenda: Update on discussion of educator preparation and development activities with the CEEDAR Center (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
ISAC Business Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Board Room (4th Floor)
Springfield, IL

Agenda

If you wish to participate in a meeting being held by telephone conference call and are not a Committee Member, please contact Mary Long at least 48 hours in advance at (217) 782-5589. Thank you.

Note For All Meetings:


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the Illinois State Board of Education (voice: 217/782-5589 and TTY: 217/782-1900) at least one week prior to the meeting date to allow time for making accommodations.

 ISAC Council Members (Jan. 2015)

 ISAC Annual Reports (All in PDF PDF File format)

 Newsletters