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State Board of Education


The State Board consists of nine members who are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. Board members serve four-year terms, with State Board membership limited to two consecutive terms.

The board sets educational policies and guidelines for public and private schools, preschool through grade 12, as well as vocational education. It analyzes the aims, needs and requirements of education and recommends legislation to the General Assembly and Governor for the benefit of the more than 2 million school children in Illinois.

State Superintendent
Dr. Christopher Koch
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Dr. Christopher Koch
State Superintendent
Illinois State Board of Education Members
James T. Meeks
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James T. Meeks
Board Chair
Chicago
Steven R. Gilford
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Steven R. Gilford
Board Vice Chair
Evanston
Melinda A. LaBarre
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Melinda A. LaBarre
Secretary
Springfield

James W. Baumann
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James W. Baumann
Lake Bluff
Curt Bradshaw
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Curt Bradshaw
Naperville
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Lula Ford
Chicago
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Craig Lindvahl
Effingham
vacancy Eligio Cerda Pimentel
Oak Park

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