FOIA Requests — FY 2015


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state agency, the Illinois State Board of Education is subject to the Illinois FOIA. Requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act, response letters, and responsive documents are themselves public records and are subject to FOIA requests.

FOIA request logs are available online beginning July 1, 2009.

The following table contains ISBE’s FOIA log FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). Links from three columns provide access to requests submitted, correspondence between ISBE and requesters and documents provided.

NOTE: If the Document Provided column is blank, the FOIA request is not yet completed.

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FY 2010 (07/01/09 - 06/30/10)
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FY 2013 (07/01/12 - 06/30/13)
FY 2014 (07/01/13 - 06/30/14)

FY 2015

(Updated 6/26/15)  Return to Top
Log #
Date Received
Requester
Organization
Requests
Corres-pondence
Documents
Provided?
15-397
6/22/2015 Parent Re- request for her child's information stored in SIS. 
15-396
6/19/2015 Nicole Friesema CBD Marketing A copy of the winning proposal for the SBE Website Redesign RFP. Reference number: 22034478.
Yes (PDF)
15-395
6/18/2015 Pam Adams Peoria Journal Star All correspondence, including e-mails and other communications, related to requests, as well as ISBE's response, for a third-party review or audit of finances, operations and academics of Peoria School District 150 -  requests that would have been made in the 2013-14 school year and the 2014-15 school year.   
No responsive docs
15-394
6/17/2015 Scott O'Connell The section 8-6 “template” mentioned above which is “provided by the State Board of Education.”  Please provide this section 8-6 “template” and all other Treasurer record keeping “templates” (such as spreadsheets, pdfs, word docs, etc.) distributed to school districts and/or their treasurer for purposes of daily fund-by-fund cash record keeping and monthly bank account reconciliation.
Yes (Excel)
15-393
6/16/2015 Deborah Lischwe U of I College of Medicine in Rockford Data about the number and percent of SD U-46 students as well as state as a whole (Illinois) who have “special education” type disorders for the most recent school year.  I would like these data presented by type of disorder.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-392
6/16/2015 Erin Vogel A list of all Type 73 School Social Workers, active and inactive, including mailing addresses, and date of certification in a digital format.
15-391
6/15/2015 Ben Buhayar NWEA Copies of all contracts, including addendums and attachments, between ISBE and Pearson PLC, Pearson subsidiaries or PARCC related to the development and administration of student assessments required by the state or school district in grades K-12.
Yes (Docs provided)
15-390
6/15/2015 Kevyn Harmon  1. The number of  active Chief School Business Officers/Business Managers that are working in Cook County School Districts and have a the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) issued type 75 Administrative certificate with the Chief School Business Official (CSBO) endorsement; 2. The number of current school districts in Cook County.
15-389
6/15/2015 Robert Stevens A list of all school district superintendents in the state of Illinois, as well as the corresponding "base salary for each.
Directed to info on the web
15-388
6/11/2015 Sarah Karp BGA  1. The number of students in preschool that were suspended, the length of time they were suspended and whether they were suspended multiple times for each of the past five years, including the most up to date information for school year 2014-2015. Please break this information down by the school district and the race of the students; 2. The number of students in any school district preschool expelled for each of the past five years, including the most up-to-date information for school year 2014-2015. Please break this information down by the school district and the race of the students; 3. The number of students in kindergarten suspended, the length of time they were suspended, whether they were suspended multiple times and the length of time for each suspension for each of the past five years, including the most up to date information for 2014-2015. Please break this information down by the school district and the race of the students; 4. The number of students in kindergarten expelled for each of the past five years, including the most up-to-date information for school year 2014-2015. Please break this information down by the school district and the race of the students.
Yes (Excel)
15-387
6/11/2015 Christopher Daddino Cassiday Schede Any and all documents regarding the submission and approval of the use of HLS Funds for Ball-Chatham SD in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Yes (docs provided)
15-386
6/10/2015 John O'Connor AP Copies of any documents or correspondence received by your agency since Nov. 5, 2014, from Nancy Kimme, Judith McAnarney, Matt Magalis, or other current or former representatives of the Office of the Comptroller or the Rauner Transition Team regarding hiring or other personnel or employment matters.  If applicable, please include the time and date each message was sent, the dates, times and places of meetings and the names of those who attended. 
No responsive docs
15-385
6/9/2015 Andrew Reinking The number and location of charter school applications, the number and location of charter school application appeals, and the number and locations of charters revoked between 7/1/1996 and 7/1/2011. Within the scope of this request he is requesting documents that relate to the granting, appeal, denial or revocation of charters between 7/1/1996 and 7/1/2011.
Yes (PDF) and directed to info on the wesite
15-384
6/8/2015 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. The name of the company awarded the 2015 Greater Chicago Food Depository SFSP and a copy of the contract.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-383
6/5/2015 Trisha Olson Whitted, Takiff, and Hansen Information from the most recent school year in which Funding and Child Tracking System ("FACTS") data has been compiled: 1. The total numbers of special education students according to each and every disability code' who have been placed according to State Reimbursement Fund Code B; and a. The name and/or unique fifteen-digit number for each serving school or location - including Category X serving locations - for students, broken down by each and every disability code, who are placed according to State Reimbursement Fund Code B; 2. The total numbers of special education students according to each and every disability code 2 who have been placed according to State Reimbursement Fund Code F; and a. The name and/or unique fifteen-digit number for each serving school or location - including Category X serving locations - for students, broken down by each and every disability code, who are placed according to State Reimbursement Fund Code F.
Yes (Excel)
15-382
6/8/2015 Ketra Kuniej The breakdown of the # of individuals receiving special education services in the state of Illinois under each disability category. 
Yes (Excel, PDF)
15-381
5/29/2015 Dawnetta Miller Tasty Brands 1. A list of sponsors (schools, etc.) including contact information and number of meals served (2014, if 2015 not yet available) for At-risk afterschool programs (supper/dinner) and Summer feeding; 2. A list of Food banks in the State of IL.
15-380
6/4/2015 Susan Meister Lebanon Advertiser The following data for the Summer Meals program at Pentecostal Power Church :  1. How many years has Pentecostal Power Church offered this program? 2. How many children are expected to be served? 3. How many programs are active in the Metro East area? 4. How many programs are active statewide? 5. USDA funding, correct? How are funds allocated?
Yes (PDF1, PDF2
15-379
6/1/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. An updated bid summary report showing the SFA name, IFB/RFP release date, mandatory pre bid walkthrough date and time, contact phone and information for SFA's currently out to bid.
Yes (Excel)
15-378
6/1/2015 Annette Elmore  1. 2010-2012 number/percentage of new English Language/arts teachers District #299. 2. 2010-2012 number/percentage of new White English Language/arts teachers District #299. 3. 2010-2012 number/percentage of new Hispanic English Language/arts teachers District #299. 4. 2010-2012 number/percentage of new Black English Language/arts teachers District #299. 5. 2010-2012 number/percentage of new Asian English Language/arts teachers District #299. 6. 2010-2012 Ages of all new English Language/arts hires for District #299. 7. 2011-2012 District #299 Budget for Banner Contract
Schools. 8. 2009-2011 District #299 Budget for Unit #1770 (IDOC/Healy South, North. Center Factory Alternative High Schools). 
Yes (PDF)
15-377
6/1/2015 Michael Pietrzak ASPD A link or PDF of the RFP/RFSP or other related documents requesting  submissions for providers to provide a statewide system of technical assistance and professional development and a bilingual parent summit to support the education of English learners (ELs).  Alternatively, if there was no RFP/RFSP, he requests information that supports the recommendation of the State Superintendent to the Board regarding the FY 2016 provider. 
Yes (PDF)
15-376
5/29/2015 Bob Leifer The 2014-15 enrollment numbers, by grade, for each private school in Illinois
Yes (Excel)
15-375
5/29/2015 Micheal Pietrzak ASPD 1. Identifying information for the District (or school if data are provided) - Site name, ELL/Bilingual administrator, name, email address, mailing address, phone 2. Number of students eligible for ESL services 3. Number of students eligible for Bilingual services Number of Bilingual positions that are not staffed by any teacher (whether permanent, temporary, emergency approved, or otherwise) 4. Number of ESL/ELL positions staffed with teachers who are NOT
fully certified/endorsed 5. Number of Bilingual positions staffed with teachers who are NOT fully certified/endorsed 6. Number of teachers holding the ertificate/endorsement equivalent to the former "Type 29" 7. Language groups and numbers of students per group 8. Number of teachers currently enrolled in programs to obtain an ESL or Bilingual endorsement
15-374
5/28/2015 Barbara Weber Village of Bloomingdale A copy of the Reduction in Force (RIF) data for the 2013-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 School years for DesPlaines School District 62 and Schaumburg School District 54. Also would like data on how many were rehired each year, if that information is available. 
Yes (Excel)
15-373
5/28/2015 Parent 1. List of pending/closed disputes and resolutions with D214 from 3/10/2015 to 5/28/2015.  2. Requests any and all communication from ISBE staff (Andrew Eulass and others) to and from Darcy Kriha, office of Franczek Radelet, PC, all District 214 staff and administrators like Janis Morgan, Erin Deluga, Marni Johnson, David Schuler. But not limited to these individuals from 3/10/15 to present regarding their case.
Yes (docs provided)
15-372
5/27/2015 Michael Lynch 1) all waiver applications submitted during fiscal years 2010 through 2015 by district 99; 2) All waiver applications that have been approved/granted by ISBE which cover fiscal years 2012 through 2019.  The initial applications are filed via ISBE form 33-77 which includes an attached narrative identifying and justifying the specific request.  Along with form 33-77 all attachments, please include the ISBE's formal reply to the application wherein the application is either granted or denied.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
15-371
5/27/2015 Sonserese Hatch Anderson and Moore Law Registration information/enrollment information/registration listing on every non-public school that is/was located at 6400 N. Artesian, Chicago, IL from the year 2000 to 2015.  Hajirah Education Center is/was located at this address and the RCDTS code is 15-016-025Z-23. Would like to know if they are still located at this address or if another nonpublic school has taken their place and is located at this address currently or in the past.
Yes (Excel, PDF)
15-370
5/27/2015 Catherine Locallo Robbins Schwartz 1. Any and all records, including but not limited to correspondence and/or emails, related to any complaints received by ISBE regarding Dennis R. ‘Ryan’ Plattenberger from January 1, 2005 through May 26, 2015. 2. Any and all records, including but not limited to correspondence and/or emails, related to any investigation and/or findings by ISBE regarding Dennis R. ‘Ryan’ Plattenberger from January 1, 2005 through May 26, 2015. (Educator misconduct)
Yes (docs provided)
15-369
5/26/2015 Geoff Ziezulewicz Chicago Tribune Any and all ISBE records pertaining to RICHARD F MEYER, most recently a guidance counselor for Valley View School District 365U, to include any disciplinary records or investigations conducted in regards to the aforementioned employee.
No responsive docs
15-368
5/26/2015 Daniel Bastean A copy of all special education complaints filed with the Illinois State Board of Education against Quincy Public School District No. 172 from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
15-367
5/20/2015 Soyang Kwon Stanley manne Children's Research Inst. A list of schools (school site name, school district name, school site address, the school year when a school was initially approved for the Community Eligibility Provision) in Cook County, IL, that participated in the Community Eligibility Provision at school year 2014-2015.   
Yes (Excel)
15-366
5/20/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. The current list of SFA School Food Authorities that are out to bid with contact information and pending pre-bid walk through dates.
Yes (Excel)
15-365
5/19/2015 Ihab Riad SD 31 School Board Raw EIS data for all administrators in North Cook County, including:  RCDTS, Dst_name, Sch_name, Last_name, First_name, Salary, Months_employed, Dist_exp, State_exp, Out_of_stat_exp.
Yes (Excel)
15-364
5/19/2015 Channing Cooper AFT School level data (%) for charter schools in Chicago from 2002-2012 including: school id, school type (elementary, HS, etc.), math and reading proficiency rates, race/ethnicity, gender, ELL enrollment, Special Ed enrollment, Free/Reduced lunch enrollment.
Directed to info on the web
15-363
5/18/2015 Jake Coyne Email communication between two professors at Moraine Valley Community College. 
No responsive docs
15-362
5/14/2015 Jason Piscia SJ-R 2014 ATSB (salary/benefit) data for educators and administrators in Springfield and surrounding districts.
Yes (Excel)
15-361
5/12/2015 Phil Koehl IASSW A copy of the "Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) Basic Skills (aka Test of Academic Proficiency) Summary" for the years 2010-2015. Please include any demographic information available specifically, race/ethic origin, age, gender, etc. Names may be withheld if necessary for confidentiality. In addition, include the  corresponding Content Area Test and pass rate for which the applicant applied.
Directed to info on the web
15-360
5/12/2015 Katherine Swise Miller, Hall and Triggs The following records of the SEPLB: All Notices of Opportunity for a Hearing, Statements of Charges, Hearing Officer Recommendations, and Orders of the Licensure Board regarding revocation or suspension of teacher licenses from January 1, 1990 through the present date, excluding any cases resulting in a mandatory revocation pursuant to Section 21B-80 of the Illinois School Code.
Inspected documents
15-359
5/11/2015 Aaron Dame Requests to know whether an Astronomy course taken at the college level will count toward coursework required for a high school endorsement in Physics.
Yes (PDF)
15-358
5/11/2015 Miriam Wade-Hicks The 2013 and 2014 School Climate Survey for West Aurora Dist. 129.
Directed to info on the web
15-357
5/11/2015 Parent A document based on the copy of the letter regarding corrective action items sent to her by Mark Conyer. Regarding item #2, would like a copy of the district’s new revised criteria for ESY (Case number 2014-0486).
Yes (docs provided)
15-356
5/8/2015 Mark Stevens KWQC-TV Copies of any discipline, investigative, or other “punitive” records in the ISBE’s possession pertaining to educator Corey Terwilliger, license # 1935268.
Denial
15-355
5/8/2015 Patricia Ann Carr Calumet School Board Documents regarding issues of any form of long-term debt (bonds) that resulted in outstanding debt that exceeds 75% of the debt limit specified in State law or less than 75%.  Any and all documents that identify the documents or information as specifically as possible as listed for SD 132.
15-354
5/5/2015 Bret Feranchak Logos Consulting Group Non-personally identifiable student-level ISAT data for all 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (where applicable) and EXPLORE data (for years administered by ISBE) for 9th grade students in each of the following five school years: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14, who were tested in any of the listed schools. Would like their ISAT math and reading scale scores (or EXPLORE English, math, and reading scores, as applicable); their math and reading performance category (e.g. Academic Warning, Below Standards, Meets Standards, Exceeds Standards); a unique but non-identifiable student ID# that is consistent across years; race; free/reduced price lunch status, ELL status; homeroom; grade level; state school ID #; and test year. 
Yes (Excel and Directed to info on the web)
15-353
5/4/2015 Lauren Fitzpatrick Chicago Sun Times Any documents related to the application of Synesi Associates to be a Lead Partner on 1003(g) School Improvement Grants - including but not limited to requirements, applications, references, correspondence between Synesi and ISBE, rejection notifications, cost evaluation, etc.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
15-352
5/4/2015 Charlene Roche SmartProcure Electronic record (without copying, scanning or printing) of purchase orders dated 2010-01-01 to current.
Yes (docs provided)
15-351
5/1/2015 Jeff Egbert Pickneyville Press The tape that was made of the 03/13/2015 REVOCATION HEARING OF THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE OF MATTHEW J. LEITZEN (PEL # 1862745) and the transcript of this "public" hearing.
No responsive docs
15-350
5/4/2015 Tim Peiffle Northern Illinois Radon 1. Copies of any and all radon test results performed by school districts; 2. Copies of any and all report(s) filed by the School Board and submitted to the General Assembly; 3. Copies of the report(s) filed by the School Board submitted to the Governor; 4. Copies of any reports, findings, decisions made, etc. in response to the radon test results; 5. Copies of any written or documented verbal responses from the General Assembly; 6. Copies of any written or documented verbal responses from the Governor.
Yes (Excel, PDF1, PDF2)
15-349
5/4/2015 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. A list of the 2015 Greater Chicago Food Depository Summer Food Service bidders and their submitted respective prices, as well as, the name of the bidder who was awarded the business.
No responsive docs
15-348
5/1/2015 Debby Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates 1. Any submissions to ISBE by Chaddock School in Quincy, Illinois for special education, related services, and/or transportation reimbursement for students enrolled there by Burr Ridge School District 180.  The time frame of this request is from April 2014 to the present. 2. Any submissions to ISBE by Burr Ridge School District 180 for special education, related services, and/or transportation reimbursement for students enrolled at Chaddock.  The time frame of this request is from April 2014 to the present. 3. Copies of the completed paperwork submitted by Burr Ridge School District 180 for approval of students’ placement at Chaddock School for the time frame of October 2012 to the present.
Yes (docs provided)
15-347
5/1/2015 David Guiliani Illinois Policy Institute 1. Payroll costs or other documentation of AFSCME Council 31 and other union representatives doing union work on state time, as allowed under the contract, in the last two years. 2. Payroll costs or other documentation of AFSCME Council 31 and other representatives doing union work on state time, in violation of the contract. 
No responsive docs
15-346
5/1/2015 Dorothy Scheeline Democratic Senarotial Campaign Committee 1. Any direct correspondence, including electronic correspondence, between ISBE and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) or the staff of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk between November 2010- present. 2. Any direct correspondence, including electronic correspondence, between your agency and U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) or the staff of U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk between January 2001 - November 2010. Narrowed to only Nov 2010-present.  
Yes (docs provided)
15-345
4/29/2015 Lisa Driscoll UNC 1. The revenue data beginning with FY01 through FY14 AFR by school district and by fund category (Educational, O&M, Debt, Trans, MRSS, Capital Proj, Tort, Fire Prev) broken down by local state and federal totals for each individual fund. See attachment; 2. The following amounts for FY01 through FY14 by district for the following account numbers for the Education Fund only: 1611, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1620, 1690, 1822, 1823, 3100, 3105, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3145, 3199 and 3360.  It is fine if these accounts are columns in the excel worksheets for the corresponding fiscal years in the request above.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-344
4/29/2015 Matthew Topic Loevy and Loevy  Agency policies and handbooks on non-governmental email usage, usage for non-public business, and emails on non-government email accounts used by head of agency discussing public business from Jan. 1 to present.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-343
4/28/2015 Kim Janssen Chicago Sun-Times Any documentation generated in ISBE's use of the services of PROACT Search, including, but not limited to, any list of candidates PROACT provided ISBE with.
No responsive docs
15-342
4/28/2015 Dawn Rhodes Chicago Tribune Any and all records from ISBE pertaining to the teaching license of Mr. Gordon, including--but not limited to--all communications and correspondence from ISBE officials relating to any deficiencies and unfulfilled requirements in Mr. Gordon's credentials.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
15-341
4/27/2015 Sara Mauk Mauk & O'Connor All training materials for hearing officers contracted by ISBE for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) administrative hearings;  all materials/handouts, manuals, etc from 3/11/2015 forward for any training dates/sessions/phone conferences for hearing officer trainings.  This includes training materials for new hearing officers and regular trainings from between 3/11/2015 and the date of this email.
Yes (docs provided)
15-340
4/28/2015 Leslie Kennedy Odelsen & Sterk A copy of the due process motion for summary judgment decision rendered by hearing officer Francis Nowik, Case No. 000426.  This decision appears to have been issued between July 15, 1998 and December 1, 1998.
Yes (PDF)
15-339
4/27/2015 Barbara Mullarkey IVAC Current child count data specific to disability for autism for 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
Directed to info on the web
15-338
4/27/2015 The Marker Group Academic records from Robert C. Bryer.
No responsive docs
15-337
4/27/2015 Stephen Dye Documents for International Sommelier Guild, vocational school approved by IBHE.
No responsive docs
15-336
4/24/2015 Josh Herzog Hauser Izzo Any and all Special Education Nonpublic Compliance Monitoring Review Reports issued by ISBE for the period of time beginning Jan. 2010 to present.
Yes (docs provided)
15-335
4/24/2015 Josh Herzog Hauser Izzo 1. The Initial application for eligibility submitted by the Prep School/National Deaf Academy to ISBE; 2. Any and all complaints of any nature filed with respect the the Prep School and all records regarding outcomes of complaints.
Yes (docs provided)
15-334
4/23/2015 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune Detailed information and documents regarding Tony Smith’s employment application, contract, background checks and correspondence.
15-333
4/23/2015 Anthony Minotti Asset Recovery An updated list of any and all of the Illinois Board of Education Outstanding / Stale-dated checks, which may also be known as Limited Payability Cancellation Report of refunds and credits. (A list of all undeliverable checks to businesses and vendor checks.) Specifically the undeliverable checks for businesses and vendors over 180 days old. 
No responsive docs
15-332
4/22/2015 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status and if they are in seriously deficient process of Head Start sites currently funded by the Henry Booth House.
Yes (Excel)
15-331
4/22/2015 Kaley Callaghan St. Xavier University A list of all current teachers in Illinois, including their name, school name and school address.
Yes (Excel)
15-330
4/21/2015 Susan Simone LOLLAF  1. Information regarding maintenance of financial oversight panel to East St. Louis SD 189; 2. School standards established since Jan 2010 for ESL; 3. All certificates of recognition issued to ESL since Jan 2010; 4. Any changes to recognition status; 5. Any SIP or DIP submitted by ESL since Jan 2012;  6. Annual reports submitted by ESL for Improvement plans; 7. Reports of external review teams; 8.  All communication between ISBE and ESL regarding standards, cert. of recognition or revocations; 9. Reports, student, correspondence, studies relating to the Achievement Gap in Illinois.
Yes (docs provided)
15-329
4/21/2015 Rella Peeler Camelot Education Information on placement of special education students by Illinois School Districts into nonpublic schools and therapeutic day schools.
15-328
4/21/2015 Amy Fox WSIL-TV 1.A list of statistics from the past 5-10 years about the number of school bus accidents in the state (fatalities, injuries, etc.); 2. A comparison between the northern part of the state versus the southern part of the state; 3. Specific information about the following counties: Williamson, Jackson, Saline, Jefferson, Franklin.
No responsive docs
15-327
4/20/2015 Janelle Stecklein CHNI A copy of the data, preferably in a spreadsheet format, that your agency maintains pertaining to educator license revocation decisions since Jan. 1, 2009, including the reason for the revocation, the year of the revocation, the names of the teachers whose licenses have been revoked and the school district where the teacher last worked, if available. 
Directed to info on the web
15-326
4/20/2015 Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune Any records involving Orland School District noting financial irregularities, conflicts of interest or questions about purchasing procedures at District 135, or any records mentioning a former District 135 employee named John Reiniche.
No responsive docs
15-325
4/20/2015 Matt Kiefer BGA ISBE employee annual salary payroll records.
Yes (Excel)
15-324
4/20/2015 Parent All current and closed recently in 2014/2015 dispute cases from D214 and findings against them.
No responsive docs
15-323
4/20/2015 Eva Watson 1. Copies of price quotes for services from Edgenuity Inc. to NSSD112 from 2012 to 2015: 2. Copies of price quotes from Edgenuity Inc. for MyPath services to NSSD112 from 2012 to 2015; 3. Copies of vendor contracts and fees from Northwest Evaluation Association Inc. for MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) services to NSSD112 beginning in year 2001 to 2015; 4. Copies of vendor contracts, Subscription and License Agreement and fees from NCS PEARSON, INC. (“PEARSON”) to NSSD112 for AIMSweb services beginning in year 2001 to 2015; 5. Copies of vendor contracts and fees from Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt to NSSD112 for Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) services beginning in year 2001 to 2015.
No responsive docs
15-322
4/20/2015 Mazna Patka Gov's State Univ. Information on school psychologists in Illinois:1. First and last name; 2. All districts served; 3. All schools served (school name, school postal address) 4. Gender 5. Ethnicity/race 6. Salary 7. Full time employment equivalent 8. College/University at which a Bachelors degree was completed 9. Highest degree completed 10. College/University at which the highest degree was completed 11. Grade level(s) served.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-321
4/17/2015 Jennifer Slosar UMSL The rate of FAFSA filings for 2013 graduates of Illinois school districts in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
No responsive docs
15-320
4/16/2015 Kim Janssen Chicago Sun-Times  Any documents held by the state board relating to the suspension and threatened dismissal of Niles West teacher Gary R. Solomon. Solomon was suspended in 1999 by SD 219 and ultimately resigned following the settlement of a court case in 2001. He was tenured and appealed his dismissal to the state.
No responsive docs
15-319
4/16/2015 Paul Wende IW lcoal 63 A copy of the contract, as well as a copy of certified payroll for the work performed by Naperville Construction Fence at the UNO Soccer Academy High School, 5025 S. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60632. 
No responsive docs
15-318
4/16/2015 John O'Connor AP Copies of documents that show each of the agency’s Fair-Share employees as of March 16, 2015, including name, title, salary and date on which each employee started employment with the state.   
Yes (Excel)
15-317
4/14/2015 Lori Shurtz 1. All documents used to calculate her May and June 2014 payroll and subsequent corrections at ISBE; 2. A copy of personnel files, both the common file and management file, and insurance file and medical records file – May 1, 2014 through April 5, 2015.
Yes (docs provided)
15-316
4/15/2015 Shari Schmidt 1. Any and all official documents and/or internal emails regarding ISBE's social media policy; 2. Any and all emails mentioning blocking people on Twitter and/or Facebook, as well as any other emails mentioning ISBE social media policy such as when to block people on Twitter and/or Facebook and why from January 1, 2015 until April 14, 2015.
Yes (PDF)
15-315
4/14/2015 Steve Miller Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  Historical English Language Learner (ELL) data for all Illinois school districts for the five most recently available years including: District name, Language Spoken, Non-English student count, Limited English Proficient Student count. This data is on the ISBE website as the Bilingual Census but only through 2006 (District) 2008 (School). If data is no longer available at the language level, total ELL student counts by district as is included in the Bilingual/ELL Illinois Statistical Report for the 5 most recent years in a csv, Excel type format would suffice.
Yes (Excel)
15-314
4/14/2015 Patti Lopuszanski 1. Information about Kane County ROE appointment; 2. The total amount paid to Paige McNulty as Asst. ROE Superintendent; 3. Communication with St Charles D303 School Board and any D303 employees/representatives, Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative and any employees/representative, Mid-Valley Advisory Board members and emails between requester and Mr. Araknowski from July 1, 2011 to today's date.
Yes (docs provided)
15-313
4/13/2015 Amanda Klemas Equip for Equality Detailed information and documents regarding The Kennedy School of St. Coletta’s of Illinois, an ISBE-approved therapeutic day school, located in Tinley Park.
Yes (docs provided)
15-312
4/13/2015 Mike Riopell Daily Herald A copy of the severance agreement referenced in the April Board Meeting Agenda.
No responsive docs
15-311
4/13/2015 Michael Day Full names, degrees, are of study, endorsements, endorsement dates for each Substitute Teacher in Wilmette SD 39 for 2013-2014 and 2012-2013. Addendum rec'd 4/23.
Yes (docs provided)
15-310
4/10/2015 Daniel Karlinski Employment history for Timothy D. Farquer at ISBE for 2010-2015.
No responsive docs
15-309
4/10/2015 Parent A copy of all correspondence (including but not limited to e-mails, faxes, letters, notes, memos, etc.) from March 1, 2015 to the current date between the Illinois State Board of Education and Quincy Public School District and Adams/Pike Counties Regional Office of Education and the Special Education Association of Adams County regarding special education complaint filed with the Illinois State Board of Education. Re: HW v QPS District #172 2015-0327.
Yes (docs provided)
15-308
4/9/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc.  The signed Bid Summary Sheet by Legacy Academy of Excellence and Gourmet Gorilla.
yes (PDF)
15-307
4/9/2015 Tammy Webber Associated Press Information and data on the following charters and contract schools: Camelot Education (Chicago Excel Englewood and Chicago Excel Roseland); Youth Connection Charter School Virtual High School; Prologue Schools (Charles H. Houston Alternative Charter HS, Winnie Mandela Intergenerational; Alternative HS, W.E.B. Dubois Prologue Early College High School, Joshua Johnston Fine Art and Design; Charter School, William Tillman Maritime Academy); Peace & Education Coalition High School (Chicago Public Schools); Ada S. McKinley Academy – Lakeside; Banner Academy; Sullivan House High School.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-306
4/9/2015 Patricia Ann Carr Dist. 132 School Board Documents containing any information for grant money provided through the "School Energy Efficiency Project Grant" for Calumet SD 132.
Yes (PDF)
15-305
4/9/2015 Shane Jones Personal student records 
No responsive docs
15-304
4/9/2015 Brad Lieberman Detailed information about the Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility (vocational).
No responsive docs
15-303
4/9/2015 Su Shaffer Diversified Foods A list of the 2014 Sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program – to include sponsor name, address, phone and email.
Yes (Excel)
15-302
4/8/2015 Parent 1) All responses, documents and email transmissions submitted by A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative to ISBE regarding systemic complaint number 2015-0269, investigator Mark Conyer; 2) All documents and information submitted to ISBE by Complainant and Cooperative regarding Pending Systemic Complaint regarding adaptive chairs filed against A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative.
Yes (docs provided)
15-301
4/7/2015 Mike LeClare Agile List of Illinois Teacher’s Name (First, Middle Initial, Last – in separate fields if possible) Highest Degree Obtained; Education Entity teacher is currently employed at – inclusive of Region, County, District and School Code/Number.
Yes (Excel)
15-300
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15-299
4/7/2015 Judy Gentry Fulton County Schools Student records/transcripts for transferred student. 
No responsive docs
15-298
4/6/2015 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. The name of the company that was awarded the 2015 Chicago Food Depository SFSP and a copy of the contract.
No responsive docs
15-297
4/6/2015 Thomas Banfield Teacher Service Records of all teachers and administrators for Barrington CUSD 220 for years 2013 and 2014. The details should be in Excel worksheet format and should include columns for base salary, months worked per year and additional compensation.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-296
4/2/2015 Christopher Ball Raise Your Hand IL FOIA response documents: 15-208-rado-doc3.pdf through 15-208-rado-doc3d.pdf.  
Yes (docs provided)
15-295
4/1/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. All audits carried out by Paul Hansen in the past 3 years for Legacy Academy of Excellence Charter School in Rockford, Illinois.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-294
4/1/2015 Laurie King MSF&W A copy of the winning proposal which includes the Packet 1 and Packet 2 for the Educator Licensure Application Maintenance & Support – Reference # - 22032638 which was awarded to Capitol Strategies Consulting, Inc.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-293
4/1/2015 Jamie Daniels Anchor Data Systems A copy of the winning/awarded RFP response for RFP reference # 22032638.
Yes (PDF)
15-292
4/1/2015 Kevin Bowsher A copy of the bid that submitted by Capitol Strategies for SBE: Web-based Illinois Nutrition System Development/Maintenance and Support, Ref. #22033392.
Yes (PDF)
15-291
4/1/2015 Alan Horst Art and science teacher email addresses for specific counties.
Yes (Excel)
15-290
3/31/2015 Daniel Stasi EIS public data sets for 2013 and 2014 including Occupation, Degree University degree from, work setting secondary/middle school / elementary, Salary, Length of service,School name, School address.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-289
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15-288
3/30/2015 Joseph Glant 1. The total number of all complaints made to the ISBE involving the public and district alternative schools in the Kaskaskia Special Education District #801 (KSED #801) during the past five (5) years (2010-2015), by any parent or parent representative. The district serves the counties of Washington, Marion, and Clinton in Southern Illinois.; 2. A description of what violations were alleged in the complaints and which KSED #801 school was involved.; 3. A copy of the ISBE’s findings in regard to a focused monitoring review of KSED #801’s educational placement decisions for students with disabilities, which was conducted between November 2013 and January 2014.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-287
3/27/2015 Rachel Schmidt Camelot Education Information regarding special education “outsourced students.”
No responsive docs
15-286
3/27/2015 Tyson Poso Pre-Employ All proposals submitted to ISBE RFP # 22033199 and a copy of the resulting contract.
Yes (docs provided)
15-285
3/27/2015 Brandy Neiswender A copy of all correspondence (including but not limited to e-mails, faxes, letters, notes, memos, etc.) from June 2014 through December 2014 between ISBE and Quincy Public School District and Adams/Pike Counties Regional Office of Education regarding Brandy Neiswender's special education complaint filed with the Illinois State Board of Education.  Re: Brandy Neiswender v. Quincy Public School District # 172; Case No.: 2014-0435.
Yes (docs provided)
15-284
3/26/2015 Tammy Weber Associated Press 1. A list of Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs in Illinois, the school districts with which they are affiliated and the date they were approved;  2. Any information collected by or reported to the Illinois State Board of Education since 2010 on each Alternative Learning Opportunities Program, including but not limited to: attendance, standardized test scores, graduation and dropout rates, the number of students with IEPs, contracts, financial and budget records and post-graduation outcomes. Some of the programs for which I’m seeking data include: Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies, Camelot Education, Pathways in Illinois, EdisonLearning and Ombudsman; 3. All “applications for continuation” submitted/approved for ALOPs, including all supporting materials including expenditure reports, subcontracts, contracts and cooperative or intergovernmental agreements the district has entered to operate the program or provide services ; 4. A list of what, if any,  information is collected by or reported to ISBE on virtual or “online” programs; 5. A list of approved Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Programs, and the districts with which they are affiliated; 6. A list of approved Regional Safe School Programs and the districts with which they are affiliated.
Yes (docs provided)
15-283
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15-281
3/26/2015 Shayla Kostiuk Information regarding why certain courses did not go toward specific endorsements.
No responsive docs
15-280
3/26/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. 1. Current year bid timeline list for contracts out to bid, with upcoming pre-bid meeting deadlines, and bid opening dates. This used to be posted online but is not anymore; 2. All current state NSLP contracts, school names, duration, when they are up for renewal, are they FSMC or Vended, Vendor Name, Offer vs Serve or Serve.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-279
3/24/2015 E. Hopewell A paper record of correspondences sent from Former ISBE Chairman Jesse H. Ruiz to the Board of Directors of West Harvey Dixmoor School District No.147 or any member of the respective Board of Directors during the calendar year January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
response
Yes(doc provided)
15-278
3/24/2015 Mary Vonck KeyImpact Sales and Systems List of 2014 and 2015 Summer Feeding Program participating schools. 
No responsive docs
15-277
3/20/2015 Matt Gast An electronic copy of the original ISBE guidance document entitled "Non-Regulatory Guidance on the use of Code 15 in Student Assessments." The original version is dated November 19, 2013.  I would also like electronic copies of any revised versions prior to March 11, 2015.   
Yes (PDF)
15-276
3/20/2015 Sarah Freishtat Chicago Tribune Copies of correspondence between the Illinois State Board of Education and school districts in Cook County regarding compliance sent in the past 2 months involving the PARCC exam.
Yes (docs provided)
15-275
3/20/2015 Caroline Roselli Robbins Schwartz Any and all documents and records, regardless of physical form, relating toAthe Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) located in Canton, Massachusetts, which is currently an ISBE approved residential facility for the placement of students with disabilities.  
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
15-274
3/18/2015 Scott Reeder IL Policy Institute All inspector general documents regarding excessive or inappropriate internet usage by individual department employees from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present.
No responsive docs
15-273
3/18/2015 Martha Carlson The award letter and associated documents related to the FY2002 Application for School Construction Grant Entitlement submitted by Riverside-Brookfield High School; particularly interested in any letter that states how this money must be used and think that would be stated in a cover letter or related documents.
Yes (PDF)
15-272
3/17/2015 Grady Jordan Demographics on CPS teachers for the years 2011 to 2015.
Directed to info on the web
15-271
3/17/2015 Kurt Erickson Lee News Any and all runs showing the financial impact of a 2.25 percent reduction to the ISBE budget in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.
Yes (PDF)
15-270
3/17/2015 Jason Weedon Gorilla Gourmet IFB Bid opening pricing for the opened bid for the Archdiocese of Chicago and Preferred Food Services; looking for all submitted pricing in all categories. July/August 2013 or 2014 for Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Yes (PDF)
15-269
3/17/2015 Parent All data ISBE has collected in the longitudinal data system for her three children.
Directed to info on the web
15-268
3/17/2015 Jeff Egbert Pickneyville Press 1. A copy of any and all audio or video recorded at Friday's (03/13/2015) REVOCATION HEARING OF THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE OF MATTHEW J. LEITZEN (PEL # 1862745); 2. Any written transcripts from Friday's (03/13/2015) REVOCATION HEARING; 3. Copies of any written, photographic and video evidence presented at Friday's (03/13/2015) REVOCATION HEARING; 4. Any documents that showing that Friday's (03/13/2015) hearing (PEL # 1862745) was made public in accordance to Section 475.110 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 
No responsive docs
15-267
3/16/2015 Jeff Krause Arbor Management  The percentages of Free & Reduced sales at each Illinois School District.
15-266
3/13/2015 Valerie Leonard 1) A list of nonprofit grantees/contractors for the FY2015 year, including each organization's name, address, zip code and funding amount; 2) A list of nonprofit grantees/contractors whose FY2015 contracts were terminated, and the rationale; 3) A list of nonprofit grantees/contractors whose FY 2015 contract amounts were reduced and the rationale.
Yes (Excel), Directed to info on web
15-265
3/12/2015 Sarah Karp Catalyst Chicago Copies of each of the completed charter school surveys submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education in September 2014.
Yes (docs provided)
15-264
3/12/2015 Parent Emails, written correspondence, PDF files, temporary and permanent record information sent from NSSD112 (Northshore School District 112) to ISBE/Illinois State Board of Education for daughter beginning in year kindergarten to current 2nd grade years and including the following: ISBE's unique student identifier (SID) under ISBE's SIS (Student Information System) and including all of the following: All ISBE SIS/SID demographic data; All ISBE SIS/SID enrollment data; program participation data; disciplinary data/reports; Student Course Assignment data/reports; Course Level data/reports; behavioral data/reports; student academic performance data/reports; homework assignments data/reports; observational and interaction data/reports; academic intervention data/reports.
Directed to info on the web
15-263
3/11/2015 Emily Coleman Northwest Herald Latest administrative review report for one or two of the following McHenry County districts: McHenry Community High School District 156 (44063156016), Crystal Lake School District 47 (44063047004), Harvard Community Unit School District 50 (44063050026) or Consolidated School District 158 (44063158022). The request is specifically interested in the review of the districts' federal free and reduced-price lunch programs.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, follow-up docs provided)
15-262
3/11/2015 Reginald Guy Bluhm Law Clinic Gerald Rice’s academic and school records from SD #428.
No responsive docs
15-261
3/10/2015 Wayne Bosma The names and (school) addresses of teachers who teach chemistry (as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd assignment) at high schools in the counties listed: Knox, Stark, Peoria, Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Mason, Menard, Cass, and Morgan.
Yes (Excel)
15-260
3/10/2015 Gabriela Hernandez (1) all of Marquardt District 15’s applications for bilingual education grants from the Illinois State Board of Education; (2) all of Marquardt District 15’s certifications, assurances, and program-specific terms that the State Board of Education has required for its applications for bilingual education Illinois state grants; (3) all records of Marquardt District 15’s bilingual education funding from the Illinois State Board of Education for the last five years.
Yes (docs provided)
15-259
3/10/2015 Patrick Rehkamp BGA Any and all documents tendered to the State Board of Education pertaining to the legislative scholarships awarded by Jesus “Chuy” G. Garcia. I believe he was a state senator from 1993 through 1998.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-258
3/9/2015 Melanie Belisle 1. “Common Core” materials/lessons, modules & test questions pertaining to or containing specific topics; 2. Any and all confidentiality and or non-disclosure forms for those teaching/facilitating “Common Core”; 3. All documents relating to who are the authors of these modules; 4. Documents divulging the content of the curriculum to the parents or guardians of the students prior to the installation of this program; 5. The list of all Illinois public, parochial & charter schools that have implemented “Common Core.”
Yes (PDF)
15-257
3/9/2015 Parent 1. Any and all communication documents, electronic or hard copies, between ISBE employees and School District 214 for the time periods 7/1/14 to 3/10/15. Specifically, any communication with any member of D214 school board members, administration, (Janis Morgan, Erin Deluga, Angela Sisi, Pepi Silverman, Angela Ginnan and others) , Superintendent David Schuler,  attorney for the district Darcy Kriha (Franczek Radelet, P.C.)  and other D214 staff that reference or concern the Family and Wheeling High School. This includes ISBE responses made from ISBE employees; 2. A list of the total number of all complaints to ISBE for School District 214 from any parent or representative for any parent; 3. A list of what each complaint alleged and from what district school.
Yes (docs provided)
15-256
3/9/2015 Michelle Schneiderheinze Hunziker Lippens and Heck 1. All listings of recognized non-public schools for 1976-1977 through 1983-1984; 2. All records related to registration of Holiday School in Tazewell County as a recognized non-public school for the listed years; 3. All records related to special education reimbursement rate determinations for Holiday School in Tazewell County for the above years.
response
Yes (docs provided)
15-255
3/6/2015 Chris Greenwood City of Rockford The percentage gap of the number of kids in Rockford Public Schools that are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program compared to the number of kids that are involved in the Summer Food Program.
No
15-254
3/6/2015 Parent 1. Information regarding required outlines of corrective action in the letter of findings that East Maine School District 63 completed for Melissa Killam (Principal Education Consultant) Case # 2014-0039; specifically, documents that East Maine School District 63 provided to Ms. Killam for her to close this complaint on July 1, 2014; 2. The "Compensatory Plan" (Document) that was sent to Ms. Melissa Killam (Principal Education Consultant) or Ms. Marcia Kelley (Complaint Coordinator) or any other Representatives of ISBE from Representatives from East Maine School District 63.
Yes (docs provided)
15-253
3/6/2015 Sarah Karp Catalyst Chicago The following for District 299 and 299  high schools: 2014 4-year graduation rate freshmen in 2010), 2013 (freshmen in 2009), 2012 (freshmen in 2008), 2011 (freshmen 2009) and 2010 four-year graduation cohort (freshman 2006): The number of students who were part of the original cohort of freshmen; The number of students who were taken out of the cohort for each year; The number of students used in the calculation of the cohort graduation rate; The number of graduates; The exit codes attached to the students taken out of the cohort, as well as any information on the receiving school in the case of transfers.
Yes (Excel)
15-252
3/6/2015 Matt Myrick 1. A  list of the type of personal student information that is mandated or suggested to local school boards to be collected per NCLB, CC, RtT or PARCC; 2. A list of individuals, groups, corps., etc. that have access to the student info collected.3. The manner of request to obtain any and all information currently collected by ISBE on any child(ren) that someone is a parent or legal guardian of and to discover the extend of dissemination of said information.  While not necessarily a FOIA question, the purpose is to determine the proper channels to navigate to see what information is currently on file for a particular student that someone is the parent or legal guardian of.
Directed to info on the web
15-251
3/5/2015 Edith Nava Marquardt SD 15 1. Findings issued as a result of ISBE’s Nov. 2014 investigation of Marquardt SD 15; 2. The names and information pertaining to the BPAC for the past five years.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-250
3/5/2015 Parent Information on whether or not SD was paid twice for his two children’s enrollment from the beginning of school year to Oct. 17, 2014. He paid tuition for that time period and wants to know if school got GSA for his students for that time period too.
No responsive docs
15-249
3/5/2015 Bob Mavet Corruption Busters 1. Documents related to contracts and payments made to Pearson for PARCC and Common Core; 2. Provide a recap of funds received from US Dept of Education or any other Federal agency related to state allocation of funding under the category of No Child Left Behind or successor programs from 2010 to the present.
Yes (docs provided)
15-248
3/4/2015 Amanda Vinicky WUIS A copy of the FOIA log from Dec. 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015 ; specifically, an index of all FOIA requests submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education, including the log/file number, date the request was received, name of the individual/organization making the request, a description of the information sought, the date the request was sent (if applicable) and the type of response sent (if applicable; i.e. if the request was granted, denied or partially released).
Yes (Excel)
15-247
3/4/2015 Laurie Scott Champaign Community School District  A copy of the winning proposal submitted for the IMSP – Illinois Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (I-STEM) Network Lead Partnership program in which Illinois State University was listed as the Institute of Higher Education (IHE) of the lead partnership.
Yes (PDF)
15-246
3/3/2015 Tim Novak Chicago Sun-Times Data on General Assembly Scholarships awarded by former state Sen. Jesus Garcia, who served between 1993 and 1999 including the name and address of each student and the school the student attended.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-245
3/2/2015 Patti Lopuszanski Detailed information regarding CPDUs; staff responsible for auditing PD conferences; approval given by ISBE to recognizes ESEA as PD provider; all communication between Carla Cumblad, Paige McNulty and Susan Caddy from 2010 to today's date; all documents about bullying in workplace and labor laws; List of SDs investigated for not providing factual info and list of sanctioned districts for not hiring HQ; information about Paige McNulty qualifications; list of teachers released due to enrollment decline for 12-13 and 13-14.
Yes (docs provided)
15-244
3/2/2015 Jason Ward UIC 2013-2014 data for all Illinois teachers including  Months employed (months_employed), District experience (dist_exp), State experience (state_exp), Out-of-state experience (out_of_state_exp), Baccalaureate college (bacc_coll) Baccalaureate college description (bacc_coll_desc) Highest college degree code (high_degre_cd) Highest college degree description (high_degre_desc) Advanced college code (adv_coll) Advanced college description (adv_coll_desc) Lowest grade taught code (low_grade) Highest grade taught code (high_grade) Assignment 1 code (assignment_1) Assignment 1 description (assign1_desc) Assignment 2 code (assignment_2) Assignment 2 description (assign2_desc).
Yes (mailed CD)
15-243
2/27/2015 Daniel Bastean A hard copy of all documents, letters, e-mails, etc. related to ISBE attorney Renee Vilatte and Staff's response to attorney Marc J. Lane in their October 16, 2012 letter.  "Also, our agency is continuing to look at two other concerns raised by Mr. Bastean."  And a hard copy of the ISBE's opinion in regards to the two other concerns.
Yes (mailed docs)
15-242
2/25/2015 Noeli Serna MALDEF 1. Any findings of fact regarding Oswego CUSD 308’s bilingual education program in the last 10 years; 2. Any Oswego CUSD response to findings of fact; 3. Any monitoring reports and communications between Oswego CUSD and ISBE regarding the district’s bilingual education program.
Yes ( docs provided)
15-241
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2/24/2015 Chole Riley Chcago Reader 1. Copy of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Administrative Review for the Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments conducted December 24, 2009. 2. List of all names currently on the Illinois Board of Education’s Serious Deficient (SD) list (in a searchable spreadsheet format). 3. Copies of all correspondence between representatives from Barbara Jean Wright Organization and ISBE from March 1, 2010 through February 24, 2015. 4. Copy of any and all correspondence between Tony Fusco and the Illinois Board of Education regarding the Barbara Jean Wright Organization’s Serious Deficient status. 
Yes (PDF1, Excel, PDF2)
15-239
2/23/2015 Cheri Sinnott IL Service Resource Center Information on the graduation and dropout rates for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf or hard of hearing plus emotional disturbance, including those who graduated with a diploma and those who graduated with a certificate for the period of the last 10 years, and/or longer if possible, up to the year 1990.
Yes (PDF)
15-238
2/23/2015 Janet Bandy IEA Detailed budget/tax/EAV/ADA data for all IL school districts for 2013-2014.
Directed to info on the web
15-237
2/23/2015 Anthony Rappold A list of all present ISBE employees, their positions and salaries.
Yes (Excel)
15-236
2/20/2015 Shawn Tonge IL Policy Institute All documents relating to payroll deduction revocation authorization forms, including instructions.
Yes (PDF)
15-235
2/19/2015 Tammy Weber AP A copy of the Special Education Profiles, in electronic format, if possible, for Decatur Public Schools, Cahokia Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools from 2004-2014. 
Directed to info on the web
15-234
2/19/2015 Courtney Stillman Hauser Izzo Any and all interagency agreements concerning Individual Care Grants, currently in effect, to which ISBE is a party.
Yes (PDF)
15-233
2/18/2015 Debbie Kolter FMS An updated Average Daily Participation report by school district for the national school lunch program for this school year. 
Yes(Excel)
15-232
2/17/2015 Kristen Kendrick-Weikle Warrensburg-Latham SD A copy of how ISBE has defined small, medium, and large district beginning in July 2007 through July 2014.
Directed to info on the web
15-231
2/13/2015 Noeli Serna MALDEF A copy of Marquardt SD 15’s response to ISBE’s Dec. 16, 2014 findings of fact.
Yes (PDF)
15-230
2/17/2015 Justine Hufford RTI International  2013-14 ISAT and PSAE state-, district-, and school-level assessment results data for all schools and districts in the state for all English/reading, math, and science assessments administered By grade, and for each grade: For “all students” tested in the grade, by racial/ethnic group, and by economic status (both low-income and non-low-income) For each group, the following measures: Number of students tested  Either the numbers or percentages of students scoring at each proficiency level.
Yes (docs provided)
15-229
2/17/2015 William Hirst Hirst Enterprises All training videos produced by or for your department during 2014 including records maintained by your agency pertaining to Training Videos during 2014.
Yes (PDF)
15-228
2/13/2015 Tammy Brown WIU 1. The most recent Program Proposal form results for teacher preparation programs of all Illinois Public Universities and Colleges along with the identification of each college or university that submitted the forms. 2. The results of the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards redesign for all the public universities in Illinois in regards to their curriculum within the colleges of education.
Yes (Excel)
15-227
2/13/2015 Betsy Gates Fillipinni Law Firm Copies of all communications or correspondence between attorneys employed by or otherwise representing the Illinois State Board of Education and any school district(s) regarding the applicability of local zoning regulations to school districts or school-district-owned property.
Yes (docs provided)
15-226
2/13/2015 Steven Jack Only Oswego Any and all email or paper communications between the Illinois State Board of Education and Oswego School District 308 regarding formal complaints regarding the district's English Language Learners program from the dates of 10/31/2014 to present. 
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-225
2/11/2015 Gary Unverfehrt Barkau & Unverfehrt 1. Copies of all documents pertaining to withdrawals of signatures from the counter-petition in opposition to the closing of Hoyleton Grade SD 29 and document pertaining to the signature that were disallowed. 2. All records of communication between the ROE and ISBE regarding procedures for removing signatures from the counter-petition opposing the dissolution onf Hoyleton GSD 29, including written procedures for handling petitions for reorganization submitted with majority voters signatures.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
15-224
2/11/2015 Lynn Fell College Board The current assessment contract with ACT, Inc., including the contract itself, exhibits, attachments, appendices, amendments, and addenda.
Yes (docs provided)
15-223
2/11/2015 Melissa Sanchez Catalyst Chicago Information related to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships (IMSP) Illinois-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (I-STEM) Network Lead Partnership Grant, awarded during the January 2015 ISBE meeting including: 1. Complete copies of the three submitted proposals, from: Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28; South Cook Intermediate Service Center #7; and Monroe/Randolph Regional Office of Education#45; 2. The names of the evaluation committee for the I-STEM Network Lead Partnership Grant, along with any documents relating to the recruitment process, backgrounds, and training process for the three reviewers/evaluators used to score these applications.  The detailed score sheets for each application from each reviewer, including sub-scores and any written comments or notes provided; 3. Any memoranda or meeting notes used by ISBE staff to make the award decision.
Yes (docs provided)
15-222
2/11/2015 Kate Martin AIR Reviewer comments/evaluation scores for AIR proposal as well as a copy of the winning proposal submitted by Aeffect, Inc.
Yes (Excel, PDF2)
15-221
2/10/2015 Steve Miller Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  The EAV and tax rates by fund for 2013 for all school districts in the state in the same format as is provided for prior years.
Directed to info on the web
15-220
2/10/2015 Teri Enger Engler Baasten and Sraga Any and all public records concerning Kathleen E. Flowers, including: 1. Any and all records relative to Ms. Flowers’ teaching certification or lack thereof; 2.  Redacted records of any and all due process or State complaints filed by Ms. Flowers; 3. Any and all FOIA requests filed by Ms. Flowers.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-219
2/9/2015 Sandra Garcia Office of Civil Rights A copy of the findings letter for complaint 2015-0181.
Yes (PDF)
15-218
2/9/2015 William Hirst Hirst Enterprises Receipts for purchases by your department on December 1, 2, 3, 4, and  5th of 2014; only seek  purchase receipts that were made with debit cards, gift cards and  credit cards. 
No responsive docs
15-217
2/6/2015 John O'Connor AP Copies of any documents that show, from Jan. 1, 2015 to the day before your reply to this request: 1. For each employment separation, the name of the person dismissed, job title, day notice was given, date on which each was no longer required to report to work, and date on which each was removed from the payroll; 2. For each instance in which someone received written termination but was not dismissed, the name of the person, job title, and the day the termination was rescinded for each.
No responsive docs
15-216
2/6/2015 Parent Copies of District U-46's response to  the Corrective Action for Complaint # 2013-0273  that was originally due on Aug. 29, 2014 with an extension date of Sept. 30, 2014 and then November 21st, 2014. Only needs correspondence from December 1, 2014 until Feb. 6, 2015.  
Yes (docs provided)
15-215
2/5/2015 Heather Gillers Chicago Tribune Annual Teacher and Salary Benefits (ATSB) data for 2012, 2013 and if available 2014. This data includes Base Salary, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Bonuses, Annuities, Retirement Benefits, and Other Benefits paid out by school districts. 
Yes (Excel)
15-214
2/5/2015 Parent 1. Approvals, and denials for evaluations by outside providers related to special education eligibility and services by Glenbrook District 225 from 2012-present; 2. A record of all cooperative day placements and private therapeutic placements for special education students divided by disability category by Glenbrook District 225 from 2012-present; 3. Public records relating to or regarding Glenbrook District 225's status as failing to make AYP including ISBE recommendations, supports, and services resulting from this status from 2010- present; 4. Complaints, due process requests, or other correspondence by ISBE regarding or relating to concerns about special ed programming or safety at any Glenbrook District 225 schools and the results of those proceedings.
Yes (docs provided)
15-213
2/4/2015 Deanna Pihos Miner, Barnhill and Galland Documents regarding complaints about Computer Systems Institute, Inc.; ISBE responses to complaints; investigation documents; applications submitted to ISBE by Computer Systems Institute, Inc. for the licensing or approval of any ESL Program offered by Computer Systems Institute, Inc. and all materials submitted in support of such applications since 2007; ISBE approval or denial of applications; documents reflecting program review.
Directed to info on the web
15-212
2/4/2015 Susan Birkenmaier Lyons Twp. Treasurer ELIS information for all teachers at the following districts: Western Springs #101  06-016-101-002; Summit #104 07-016-102-002; LaGrange Highlands #106 06-016-106-002; West 40 ISC 06-000-000-000; Pleasantdale #107 06-016-107-002; Willow Springs #108  07-016-108-002; Indian Springs #109 07-016-109-002; Argo HS #217 07-016-217-016; LaGrange Area Dept of Special Ed  06-016-204-061.
15-211
2/2/2015 Rodney Estvan Access Living 1. The total number of special education complaints since Jan. 1, 2012 to present. 2. Total number of complaints investigated; 3. Of the total number investigated, the number where a written decision was completed in 60 days or less; 4. The number where a written decision was completed in 61 days or more; 5. The number where a written decision was completed in 200 days or more.
No
15-210
2/2/2015 Elizabeth Powers U of I IGPA Eligibility status for the CACFP program by Census Block Group for fiscal years 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Directed to info on the web
15-209
1/30/2015 Christopher Ball Raise Your Hand IL 1. The number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2012, 2013, and 2014 administration of the ISATs for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade with school. 2. Validity and reliability findings for the PARCC assessment. 
Yes (PDF)
15-208
1/29/2015 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune 1. Any and all issues related to CPS not giving the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam this spring to the vast majority of its students. The correspondence requested would be from a period beginning August 1, 2014 to the time ISBE responds to this request. The correspondence should include, but not be limited to, any waiver requests made to the state or federal government and discussions of possible sanctions or penalties for not administering an annual statewide, standardized exam to CPS students. 2. Any and all issues related to Illinois not administering a science exam this spring, though that test is required by federal law. The correspondence requested would be from a period of February 1, 2014 to the time ISBE responds to the request. 3. Any and all electronic or paper correspondence between  ISBE and CPS staffers (in both cases including outside consultants or attorneys)  about CPS not giving the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam this spring to the vast majority of its students. 4. Any and all electronic or paper correspondence between ISBE and Pearson, beginning in August 2014 and related to Pearson’s contract to administer PARCC and whether CPS’ withdrawal would impact the amount paid to Pearson by the state. 
Yes (docs provided)
15-207
1/29/2015 Gerald Worthen At least two copies of previously past filed and approved petitions or any related files used for Consolidations/Mergers of Elementary School Districts in the state of Illinois and  a sample copy of the required Circular Sheet.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-206
1/28/2015 Elizabeth Powers U of I A list of all providers, both home and center care, who participated in CACFP in the state of Illinois for the years 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Yes (docs provided)
15-205
1/28/2015 Sarah Komisarow UIC Schools in the Chicago Public School (CPS) District that received funding under the “Education Connections” grant program (alternatively called the “Least Restrictive Environment” grant program), including: 1) an annual list of schools that participated (by school year), beginning with the year that the program first started through the present; 2) a list of the total grant money that each school received under the grant program (separately for each school year); 3) If possible, which schools applied for the grant program each year, even if they were not ultimately selected.  
No responsive docs
15-204
1/28/2015 Katie Beers Annual lists of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Sites for the years 2004 to 2014, if data are available that far back.  We would like to request the following pieces of information for all available years: County Name, Site Name, Site Street Address, Site City, Site Zip, Sponsor Name, Sponsor Street Address, Sponsor City, Sponsor Zip, Site Program (SSO or SFSP), Site Type (open, closed, camp, etc.), Meal Types (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, AM Snack, PM Snack), start and end date for each meal type, number each meal type served for each month (typically, June, July, August), site July Average Daily Participation (ADP).
Yes (Excel)
15-203
1/28/2015 Shayla Kostiuk All the details of what specific courses were accepted during the health endorsement evaluation including all records, documents, and reports generated by ISBE's evaluator.  Include the exact course(s) name(s) as indicated on the original University Transcript that were accepted for the health endorsement.
Yes (docs provided)
15-202
1/28/2015 Debbie Wolgast Good Source A list of Food service directors by district with their contact information.
Yes (Excel)
15-201
1/28/2015 Charles Dieringer An electronic copy of the Life Safety Report for Bloom Township Schools (206, Cook County), if available; particular interest is in the Swimming Pool Facilities located in both District Buildings.
No responsive docs
15-200
1/27/2015 E. Hopewell A paper record of fees paid with the total amounts paid in each year to the law firm of Freeborn and Peters for the following years: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014.
No responsive docs
15-199
1/27/2015 Andrew Crosby UIC School District Financial Profile data, including score calculations, for at least the date range 2001-2014, and ideally as far back as records exist, for all districts in Illinois, specifically in Microsoft Excel or CSV format, as currently provided by ISBE on the following site: http://webprod1.isbe.net/finprofile/profile.aspx
Yes (docs provided)
15-198
1/26/2015 Stephen Reilly USA Today 1. Computer file(s) containing a complete export of the Illinois State Board of Education’s educator licensure database, including all fields of data for all licenses issued to educators within the time period covered by your current database. If possible, please provide at least the following fields of data: Full name of license holder; License status as of the date of your response to this request; Date issued; Expiration date; License type; License number; Teaching field(s); Degree(s) held; School district of employment; Background check status; Educator’s date of birth or year of birth. 2. Computer file(s) containing a complete export of the database or other record listing all disciplinary actions imposed by the Illinois State Board of Education against educator licenses for all time periods covered within your current recordkeeping system, including, if possible, instances where licenses were surrendered in lieu of discipline. If possible, please provide at least the following fields of data: Full name of educator; educator’s most recent school district of employment; license type; case number of disciplinary action; effective date of disciplinary action; type of disciplinary action; summary of disciplinary action; alleged basis for disciplinary action and educator’s date of birth or year of birth.
Yes (docs provided)
15-197
1/23/2015 Noeli Serna MALDEF 1. All of Marquardt District 15’s BPAC membership information for the past three years; 2. Marquardt District 15’s filed bilingual education waiver; 3. A copy of ALL bilingual education waivers filed by Illinois School district in the last five years.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-196
1/22/20154 Noeli Serna MALDEF 1. Any findings for DePue USD 103 in last 3 years; 2. DePue’s response to findings; 3. Any monitoring reports for DePue issued since investigation began.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-195
1/21/2015 Dana Merchant School-level data for all Illinois public high schools with regard to demographics, Advanced Placement enrollment, fee-waivers granted/used, and advanced placement test scores for four testing years. Including all AP content areas (34 total); For the following school years: 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2014; the requested AP testing and results years are in bold. 
Yes (Excel)
15-194
1/20/2015 Patti Lopuszanski Information regarding Highly Qualified teachers, special education complaints regarding Marcia Kelley, PERA evals, and Mid-Valley Special Ed Coop.                                    
Yes (docs provided and directed to info on the web)
15-193
1/20/2015 Elaine Lee Data regarding School District 89 of Maywood, Melrose Park, and Broadview, of the number of students who have graduated from District 89 (K-8) each year from 2006 to 2008.  
Yes (PDF)
15-192
1/15/2015 David Jackson Chicago Tribune The 2011 evaluation for the school attached to Rock River Academy, 3445 Elmwood, Rockford IL.
Yes (PDF)
15-191
1/15/2015 Babylon Williams CS&C A copy of the application scores and/or evaluations for each of the FY 2015 21st CCLC grant applicants: West 40 Intermediate Service Center #2; Regional Office of Education 28; Youth Guidance; Aurora East USD 131.
Yes (docs provided)
15-190
1/14/2015 Janet Cartwright Equip for Equality Any and all ISBE Decisions containing “conductive education.”
Directed to info on the web
15-189
1/14/2015 Jorge Averalo St. Xavier University TSR (EIS) data for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 with same data as previous years.
Yes (Excel)
15-188
1/13/2015 Jennifer Pearson Glenbrook HSD 225 The number of students with emotional disabilities in Illinois placed in residential facilities and private therapeutic day schools over the past 5 years.
Yes (Excel)
15-187
1/12/2015 Nicholas Eder Taher, Inc. 2014-15 list for schools who are under contract with Food Service Management Companies in Illinois, including: School district name, Current FSMC, initial contract start and the date for rebid.
Yes (Excel)
15-186
1/12/2015 Kristine Brown RAND Corporation Teacher Service Records (TSR) for the school years 1970-71 through 2013-14 with (1) An identifying variable that links employees across years, and (2) A variable that indicates the age of each teacher (as it is recorded in the records or calculated as of June 30 of each school year).
Yes (docs provided)
15-185
1/9/2015 Elaine Lee 1. The numbers of students who have graduated from District 89 (K-8) from 2009-2014 ; 2. The number of students who have entered high schools (Proviso East and Proviso West High Schools and the Proviso Math and Science Academy) from 2009-2014  and; 3. Number of Students from District 89 who have graduated from those high schools from 2009-2014.
Yes (PDF)
15-184
1/8/2015 Susan Silinsky Blue Cross Blue Shield Any information regarding the facilities below, over the last 18 months including any complaints, compliance issues and reports of on-site visits: Center for Behavioral Intervention, 19056 Henry Dr. Mokena, IL 60448 and the Academy of Excellence at the same address.
Yes (docs provided)
15-183
1/8/2015 Tamara Brown 1. 2013 and 2014 newly certified teachers names, districts in which they are employed, the Regional Office with which their certificates are registered and their email addresses; 2. Name, district name, and email addresses of each district superintendent; 3. The name of each Illinois Regional Office Superintendent and their email addresses.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-182
1/8/2015 Lisa Daykin IEA Inspect hearing officer decision records certificate revocation/suspension cases.
response
No (inspecting at office)
15-181
1/7/2015 Maoz Brown Data from the consolidated financial reports (CFRs) submitted for FY 2013 by private organizations contracting with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Yes (Excel)
15-180-
1/7/2015 John Kolata Kewanee-Wetherfield Committee of 1- 1. A copy of a properly submitted circulation petition (just one page) of the required 50 signatures from each school district. This would  be for the two districts to be combined into a new district; 2.  A copy of documentation that must accompany the petition to the Regional Superintendent.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-179
1/5/2015 Cindy Barbaro Integrated Food Services A copy of summer feeding locations for 2014.  Please include any essential contact information for these accounts.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-178
1/5/2015 Tom Wilson Any and all documents, either electronic or hard copies, of communication between the ISBE and the Williamsfield Community Unit School District #210 for the time period 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014. Specifically any communication with any member of the board of education or administration including the superintendent, principal or assistant principal regarding annual compliance audits, both financial & school code compliance, Public School Evaluation (Compliance Probe) & Procedure, health/life safety including disaster preparedness and response for the current school year - 2014-15 and the previous school year - 2013-14.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-177
1/2/2015 Tom Brown Regions Bank The 2014 AFR for Deer Creek – Mackinaw Community Unit 701, RCDT 53-090-7010-26.
No (no responsive docs)
15-176
12/30/2014 Brenda Morse A list of all District 202 employees, administrators, coaching personnel and athletic directors who have completed the mandatory Online Concussion Training and Certification which includes the persons' name, title, school, and completion date of their certification. This training is a result of HB5431.
No (no responsive docs)
15-175
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15-174
12/26/2014 Veronica Cortez MALDEF 1. The findings issued as a result of ISBE’s Nov. 2014 ELL investigation of Marquardt SD 15 in Glendale Heights; 2. All financial grants provided to Marquardt SD 15 for ELL for the 2014-15 school year.
Yes (Docs provided)
15-173
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15-172
12/17/2014 Tony Scariano Scariano, Himes & Petrarca 1. The percentage and/or number of minority individuals certified to teach in the State of Illinois (excluding substitute teaching certification); 2.The percentage and/or number of minority individuals in Cook County that are certified to teach in Illinois (excluding substitute teaching certification); 3.The percentage and/or number of currently unemployed minority individuals in the State of Illinois that have been issued teaching certificates (excluding substitute teaching certification); 4. The percentage and/or number of currently unemployed minority individuals in Cook County that have been issued teaching certificates (excluding substitute teaching certification).
No (no responsive docs)
15-171
12/17/2014 Robert Hiatt Academic transcripts
No (no responsive docs)
15-170
12/16/2014 Sarah Karp Catalyst Chicago Results of a data query regarding CPS students and whether they had graduated or were enrolled in a different school district within the state afte closures. Would like the following: The exact number of student identification numbers provided by CPS; the exact number of students located by ISBE; the number of students who were found to have graduated and any other information that ISBE has about these students, including, if available, the year these students began freshman year, the year the students graduated and where they graduated from; The number of students found to be enrolled in another school district in Illinois, including, if available, the previous CPS school they were attending, what school district they were attending at the time of the query and what grade they were in; Any other information yielded from this query.
Yes (PDF)
15-169
12/16/2014 Laura Knittle Franczek Radelet P.C. 1. A letter sent by the Illinois State Board of Education on or about November 25, 2014 to the United States Department of Education seeking clarification regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) assessment requirements in relation to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment; 2. Any and all records of a response from the United States Department of Education to the aforementioned letter; 3. A copy of the Illinois ESEA flexibility waiver issued by the United States Department of Education.
Yes (PDF)
15-168
12/15/2014 Peter Cintron Personal health records and the names of the graduating classes of Mancel Talcott School (1971) and Wells High School (1975). 
No (no responsive docs)
15-167
12/10/2014 Juliano Mendez Academic transcripts
No (no responsive docs)
15-166
12/9/2014 Parent 1. Any correspondence ISBE has had with: Dr. Louis Obernuefemann, Dr. Kathy Goetter, Diane Gallo, Sharon Buschur, John Forness, Barbara Phillips, Danielle Lounsberry, Staff of Belle Valley 119 or any entities outside of Belle Valley 119 - Regarding student  between August 1, 2014 and December 9, 2014; 2. Copies of Teacher’s Aide and Individual Care Aide job qualifications, job description, nature and scope of job, job functions and responsibilities, employment terms and evaluation.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-165
12/8/2014 Jeff Fee PepsiCo A list of the top 25 sponsors by meals served for 2014 SFSP including sponsor contact info, contractor contact info, and contract info.
Yes (Excel)
15-164
12/8/2014 Marianne Fidishin Special education data for Cook County Elementary School Districts.
Yes (docs provided)
15-163
12/5/2014 Christy DeLuca Detailed information regarding licensure hearing officers and SEPLB.
Yes (docs provided)
15-162
12/5/2014 Andrew Mace Sikich  A list that sorts the AFR for districts that did either cash or accrual reporting.
Yes (Excel)
15-161
12/4/2014 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune Extensive information regarding the Grow Your Own (GYO) Teacher initiative which ISBE oversaw from 2005-2010. IBHE now oversees the program.
Yes (docs provided)
15-160
12/4/2014 Laura Sinars Robbins Schwartz Documents regarding a special education complaint. 
Yes (docs provided)
15-159
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15-158
12/3/2014 Christopher Lewandowski The most updated listing of all public K-12 schools that includes: Email addresses and contact names for school psychologists, school principals, directors of special education, and district superintendents.
Yes (XLS) and directed to info on web
15-157
12/2/2014 Andrew Reinking Documents related to the Venice School District #3 financial oversight panel beginning in June of 2003 through June 2005 - Specifically meeting minuets and correspondence from the organization and early years of the FOP.
15-156
11/25/2014 Karrie Bieker Data per the ISBE report “Bilingual Education Programs and English Language Learners in Illinois SY2012 (2011-2012 School Year”:  provide data by school district that gives detail of all languages: Argo CHSD 217, CHSD 218, Reavis Twp HSD 220, Oak Lawn CHSD 229, Cons HSD 230, Evergreen Park CHSD 231 for SY2012 to present.
Yes (Excel)
15-155
11/24/2014 Parent  Copies of District U-46's response to  Corrective Action for Complaint.
Yes (docs provided)
15-154
11/21/2014 Kimberly Gordon All records pertaining to the School Board of Education Meeting for District 71 which took place on November 18, 2014 including all of the minutes, petitions presented to the Board, letters written to Board members, and any other documented information brought forth during the meeting.
No (no responsive docs)
15-153
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15-152
11/20/2014 Mark Schneider KHQA The findings report of the Quincy Public Schools Special Education Program.
Yes (PDF)
15-151
11/20/2014 Annette Gallego Information regarding own teacher licensure records
Yes (docs provided)
15-150
11/20/2014 Steven Jack Only Oswego 1. Any and all email or paper communications between members or staff of the Illinois State Board of Education and Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Superintendent Matthew Wendt for the dates Nov. 20, 2013 to Nov. 19, 2014.  2. Any and all email or paper communications between members or staff of the Illinois State Board of Education and Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Director of Assessment, Data and Accountability Brenda Dixon for the dates Nov. 20, 2013 to Nov. 19, 2014.
Yes (PDF)
15-149
11/20/2014 Tyler Green Information about the fatality that occurred on 9/17/13 in Chicago. The incident involved an employee of Kenny Company. The employee was in a sewer working and was trapped during a storm.
No (no responsive docs)
15-148
11/19/2014 Lee Robbins Equip for Equality 1. A. The materials of any training on Functional Behavior Assessments or Behavioral Intervention Plans given by ISBE staff in the last two years. B. Any resources, guides, guidelines, policies, templates, or reference materials available from ISBE regarding conducting or creating FBAs or BIPs. C. For each professional development session offered by or through ISBE on FBAs or BIPs in the last two years: the title of the training, name of the trainer(s), date, and any materials used by the trainer or provided to participants. 2. A. The materials of any training on Illinois Social/Emotional Learning Standards given by ISBE staff in the last two years. B. Any resources, guides, guidelines, policies, template, or reference materials available from ISBE regarding Illinois’ SEL learning standards. C. For each professional development session offered by or through ISBE on Illinois’ SEL standards in the last two years: the title of the training, name of the trainer(s), date, and any materials used by the trainer or provided to participants.
Yes (docs provided and directed to data on web)
15-147
11/18/2014 Sharon Charest A current list of certified teachers in the state of Illinois, including phone numbers and email addresses.
Yes (Excel)
15-146
11/17/2014 Babylon Williams CS&C 1. A copy of the application scores and/or evaluations for each of the following  FY 2012 School Improvement Grant applicants:  Proviso Twp HSD 209 - Proviso East High School, Proviso Twp HSD 209 - Proviso West High School, City of Chicago School District 299 - Kelvyn Park High School; 2. Copy of the application scores and/or evaluations for the FY 2015 School Improvement Grants applicants for JS Morton HS District 201 - JS Morton High School. 
Yes (docs provided)
15-145
11/17/2014 Angela Caputo Chicago Tribune All Independent Auditor’s Reports for Proviso Township High School District 209 and Bellwood District 88 for fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. 
No (directed to info on the web)
15-144
11/14/2014 Magaly Gutierrez Requests to know the criteria for each category of the Those Who Excel Education Awards Program.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-143
11/12/2014 Darcy Kriha Franczek Radelet P.C. 1. An ISBE legal opinion dated approximately May of 2003 addressing whether school districts can charge a fee for full-day kindergarten; 2. Any other ISBE opinions or guidance addressing the issue of whether fees can be assessed for full-day kindergarten.
No (denial)
15-142
11/12/2014 Gerald Meister 1. ISBE receipt of correspondence from Regional ISBE Superintendent,  Royce Wood Dated November 10,   2014.,  regarding NSSD School District 113.; 2. ISBE  receipt of correspondence from ISBE District Architect,  dated November 10, 2014,  regarding  NSSD School District 113; 3.  ISBE receipt of correspondence from City of Highland Park Fire Department, dated November 10, 2014,  regarding NSSD District 113.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-141
11/12/2014 Patrick McCraney BGA 1. Copies of any and all contracts and other agreements between the department and Ounce of Prevention from January 1, 2009 to present; 2. Copies of any and all invoices from Ounce of Prevention from January 1, 2009 to present; 3. Records sufficient to show any and all payments, broken out by year, made to Ounce of Prevention from January 1, 2009 to present.
Yes (docs provided)
15-140
11/12/2014 Sandy Perry Vermillion Association for Special Education  The Child Count for State Reimbursement/IDEA count for the 2013-2014 school year.
Yes (PDF)
15-139
11/7/2014 Debby Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates 1. All records related to Camphill Special School’s residential program, including, but not limited to, all materials submitted or gathered in connection with or related in any manner to the application of Camphill Special School for ISBE/GPCRB approval status and the ISBE’s investigation and response to same; 2. Any and all materials relative to ISBE’s post-approval monitoring of this facility; and 3. Any and all complaints filed in regards to Camphill Special School along with any records documenting the response and outcome of those complaints.
Yes (docs provided)
15-138
11/6/2014 Federico Waitoller UIC Special education school level data for all schools that belong to Chicago public schools (SD 299) for the year 2013-2014, including total number of IEPs in each school; total number of IEPs by disability category in each school; total number of IEPs by racial category in each school.
15-137
11/6/2014 Kathy Gould Illinois Autism Partnership A copy of the latest child count disability data report for School Year 2013-2014 –“Student Age and Exceptional Characteristics by Distribution Code - State Reimbursement/IDEA Count.”
Yes (PDF)
15-136
11/5/2014 Frederick Veazy 1. Final average ACT test scores for each Illinois high school for the graduating class of 2014 (testing would have begun in 2013); 2.  Preliminary average ACT test scores for each Illinois high school for the graduating class of 2015 (testing would have begun in 2014).
Yes (Excel)
15-135
11/5/2014 Steven Taliani Documents relative to any school construction grants applied for/ awarded for the new construction of the Hall Township High School.
Yes (PDF)
15-134
10/31/2014 Cara Neil Open Minds The winning proposal for the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Yes (PDF)
15-133
10/30/2014 Robin Raef The most current, complete Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation Plan for Kildeer Countryside School District 96.
No (no responsive docs)
15-132
10/30/2014 Sarah Bjelland Macon County Education Coalition A list of all public all high schools including their R-C-D-T-S School ID number, the number of 4-year high school graduates in total and by gender, ethnicity, LEP, IEP, Migrant, and Low Income for the public high schools in the list requested in #1 for the school year 2013-2014.
Yes (Excel)
15-131
10/30/2014 Andrea Wilcox Public Record Strategies All documents associated with the legislative scholarships awarded by State Senator Jesus Garcia from 1992-1999.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-130
10/29/2014 Florencio Martinez Salaries for teachers and administrators in Waukegan SD 60.
Directed to info on the web
15-129
10/29/2014 Joanna Lloyd Farm to School Program A list of Food Service directors in Illinois and their contact information.
Yes (Excel)
15-128
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10/28/2014 Zoie Burton 1. All contracts, legal agreements and correspondence, relating to CCSS, of Superintendent Chris Koch and ISBE staff with Pearson and Sir Michael Barber, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, David Coleman, Dept. of Education including Arne Duncan and supportive staff, the Council of Chief State School Officers from Jan 1, 2009-Oct 27, 2014; 2. Correspondence related to the Common Core between ISBE senior officials in decision-making roles and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pearson Foundation and the Council of Chief State School Officers between Jan. 1, 2009 and Sept. 4, 2014.  A computerized search of emails containing the search term "Common Core" would be acceptable; 3. Travel correspondence regarding out-of-state conferences related to Common Core that were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Pearson Foundation. 
Yes (docs provided)
15-126
10/27/2014 Bruce Davidson 1. A list of schools that have - at any time during the period of your record-keeping - successfully operated with replacement staff during a lawful teachers' union strike; 2. A list of school districts (or cover pages for applications received by school districts) attempting to operate during a lawful teachers' union strike - but which application(s) to ISBE was/were denied (or withdrawn without being granted) as failing to meet statutory or regulatory requirements.
No (no responsive docs)
15-125
10/22/2014 Parent 1. IEP meeting minutes, audio, video, all affidavits, formal sworn statements, formal complaints, and police reports from IEP meeting 2. Copy of the rules stating there is no videotaping of a child allowed on school property.
No (no responsive docs)
15-124
10/21/2014 Tammy Brown Irving School 1. Information on first, second and third year teachers across the state of Illinois including: names, college from which they graduated earning their teaching degree, licensure type, how long they have had license, current district of employment and current email addresses; 2. The required common educational course work required by ISBE for all education majors to be eligible for a teaching license. 
No (directed to info on the web)
15-123
10/17/2014 Mick Dumke Chicago Reader 1. All records, documents, and reports generated by ISBE's 2010 investigation into the Illinois School of Health Careers; 2. Records, documents, and reports generated by any subsequent investigations, inquiries, or oversight of the Illinois School of Health Careers.
Yes (PDF)
15-122
10/17/2014 Barbara Biasi Funding formula data from 1986-2004 for all districts.
15-121
10/16/2014 Michael Hartney Lake Forest College 1. Teacher Salary Survey for as many years possible prior to 2010; 2. TSR 1999-2000 through 2012-2013 with data able to be tracked across years.
Yes (docs provided)
15-120
10/15/2014 Parent Information on different laws regarding student discipline and parent rights.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-119
10/15/2014 Cathleen Fitzsimons A list of certified PERA evaluators for CPS.
Yes (Excel)
15-118
10/14/2014 Laura Sinars Robbins Schwartz Documentation regarding special education complaint cases.
Yes (docs provided)
15-117
10/15/2014 Denise LeFever Information regarding all National School Lunch Program food service contracts (food service management company and vended).
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-116
10/14/2014 Laura Smith Franczek Radelet P.C. The number of teacher dismissal cases there have been in Illinois since September 2011; instructions on how to access the database where the decisions of these dismissal cases are stored.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-115
10/10/2014 Parent 1. Any and all documents that purport to contain or set forth the Contingency Plan submitted to the ISBE's by the Hinsdale Township High School District 86, in September or October 2014, that would be implemented in the event of a strike by the HHSTA (the teachers' association). 2.  Any documents that were submitted to the ISBE along with the Contingency Plan described in Request 1 above, including any emails that attached the Contingency Plan.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
15-114
10/10/2014 Vladimir Dragosavljevic Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  2012 Original EAV and Tax Rates (for all funds) for All School Districts in excel file as shown on the Funding/General State Aid page of ISBE site.
Yes (Excel)
15-113
10/10/2014 Randy Giddens 1. School District performance rankings compared to the other school districts in Illinois used to determine which School Districts are part of the lowest 20% for the PERA. 2. A copy or link for rankings for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 OR If there is not a list for each year, then a copy of the school district composite results of the 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-112
10/9/2014 Matthew Brue PORTA CUSD 202 An electronic copy of PreSchool for All's RFPs in force between the years 2000 and 2007 for the PORTA CUSD 202 school district.
Yes (PDF)
15-111
10/8/2014 Maggie Menderski State Journal-Register A list of the names, addresses, district previously included in and date of closure for all school buildings that have closed since Jan. 1 1990 in Sangamon, Christian, Menard, Morgan, Montgomery, Macoupin, Cass, Scott, Greene, Mason and Logan counties.
Yes (Excel)
15-110
10/8/2014 Janet Bandy IEA 1. FY13 Annual Financial Report data files (these are usually provided to us using a ftp site and password); 2. FY14 Budget data files (these are usually provided to us using a ftp site and password); 3. 2012 final EAV data for IL school districts; 4. 2012 final tax rates for IL school districts; 5. 2012 final limiting rates; 6. 2013-2014 Best 3 months ADA; 7. ADA used in FY15 GSA calculation; 8. FY14 Annual Financial Report cell references; 9. FY14 Budget cell references; 10. Fy15 Budget cell references; 11. 2012-13 Teacher Service Record; 12. 2013-14 Teacher Service Record.
Yes (docs provided)
15-109
10/8/2014 Nathan Boe DataBid Contact information of commercial construction companies that are licensed doing business in the state of Illinois. These companies include any that are licensed, incorporated, or bidding public sector projects funded by taxpayer dollars.
No (no responsive docs)
15-108
10/8/2014 Michael Rustman Lisbon SD 1. Names of all school districts that have been audited in the past 4 years for GSA; 2. Summary results of all audits for the schools audited in the past 4 years for GSA.
Yes (PDF)
15-107
10/6/2014 Daniel Bastean A hard copy of all communications and documents to/from the Quincy Public School District and ISBE regarding the District's tentative 2011-2012 budget.
Yes (PDF1, PDF1a, PDF2, PDF2a)
15-106
10/3/2014 Sarah Hainds Chicago Teachers Union Data for each charter school in Illinois from the Charter School Report Information Form Section B: #2: How many student enrollment applications were received? #3: From these applications, how many students were accepted via lottery? #4: How many students were on the waiting list [school year] on the 20th day of school?
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, and directed to data on web)
15-105
10/2/2014 Timothy Hoppa Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper, Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd. 1) All applications received for School Construction Grant Entitlement for FY 04; 2) Any correspondence sent or received regarding FY 04 School Construction Grant Entitlement Applications.
Yes (docs provided)
15-104
10/2/2014 Parent Copies of the District's response to Complaint and a copy of the District's response to the Corrective Action. 
Yes (docs provided)
15-103
10/1/2014 Parent Detailed information and documents regarding Common Core and other standards.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, directed to info on the web)
15-102
10/1/2014 Allison Wang All documents including worksheets that show the raw numbers (including but not limited to original freshman class size and number of graduates) and calculations of graduation rates for the past 3 years of Auburn High School of Rockford SD 205.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-101
9/30/2014 Curtis Witek Great Citites Institute A list (preferably in an excel spreadsheet format) of all the Chicago Public Schools including the year the school (i.e. building) was opened. If data is not available for individual buildings, the year that districts were opened would also be helpful. 
No (no responsive docs)
15-100
9/30/2014 Bin Anderson Ambu Smartman A list of all high schools in the State of Illinois that provide 11th & 12th level education.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-099
9/29/2014 Mike McTaggart Quest Food Management Services, Inc. Information regarding schools that participate in the NSLP as well as all schools that participate in the Special Milk Program.
Yes (Excel)
15-098
9/29/2014 Darcy Frawley Barilla America To inspect or obtain copies of public records that document all purchase orders of USDA Commodity Pasta for all school districts in Illinois by case and by cut of pasta.
Yes (Excel)
15-097
9/25/2014 Ayla Grady Clifton Larson and Allen McLean County Unit School District No. 5 child count data for this past school year, 2013-2014; and confirmation that the District submitted the information in a timely manner.
Yes (PDF)
15-096
9/25/2014 Kelly Behrens Number and description of special education, due process complaints and mediations filed since 2006-2007 2013-2014 for Arlington Heights SD 25, SD 59 and Palatine SD 15.
Yes (PDF)
15-095
9/24/2014 Kelly Herd A list of all home day care providers and day care centers who are participating in the CACFP in the following Service Delivery Areas (SDA) #1, #2, #7, #8, #12, #13.
Yes (Excel)
15-094
9/24/2014 Lauren Fitzpatrick Chicago Sun-Times A copy of a letter ISBE has recently sent to CPS regarding a situation at Montefiore Therapeutic day school and VICE media.
Yes (PDF)
15-093
9/24/2014 Daniel Bastean A copy of Brandy Neiswender's complaint and related documents filed with the ISBE regarding the Quincy Public School District's special education flaws.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-092
9/23/2014 Diane Highland EIU Superintendent and principal email addresses.
Yes (Excel)
15-091
9/23/2014 Shawn Mason Food for Good 1. List of current, top 25 (based on meals served) sponsors for CACFP by name with vendor information. Include the contract information and if it is renewable; 2. Same as the request for #1, but with 2014 SFSP sponsor and vendor information; 3. List of sites w/sponsors for School Breakfast program from 2013/2014 school year, with ADP per month; 4. List of sites w/sponsors for 2013/2014 CACFP with ADP per month.
Yes (Excel)
15-090
9/22/2014 Bob Herguth Better Government Assoc. Copies of any and all documents involving a legislative scholarship (or scholarships) awarded to a woman named Sarah Naughton likely in the late 1990s and/or early 2000s; looking for documents that include but aren't limited to the legislator who awarded any scholarships, and the schools and years involved, as well as any recommendation and nomination letters.
No (no responsive docs)
15-089
9/19/2014 Sheila Dennis IUPUI 1. Is there an Illinois law that mandates that Illinois schools hire student service professionals?  If so, what is that law?  2. Are Illinois schools required to hire school social workers?  If so, must they be licensed school social workers? 3. What are the graduation rates of Illinois students? 4. What are the overall suspension and expulsion rates of Illinois schools? 5. Does Illinois disaggregate these exclusionary discipline data by race, ethnicity, grade, and gender? 6. What mandated positive behavioral policies and programs are in place to address high suspension and expulsion rates? 7. Is there a suspension/expulsion rate that is defined as “high” for Illinois? 8. What are your classroom size limits?
No (No responsive docs)
15-088
9/19/2014 Alyssa Richter Applications for a Transitional Bilingual Education Program and a Transitional Program of Instruction that Oswego 308 submitted to the state.
Yes (docs provided)
15-087
9/19/2014 Kirk Allen Edgar County Watchdogs All Board meeting minutes for the oversight committee meetings for Venice Elementary & CUSD #3.  This would be for all meetings pertaining to the oversight of this school during any such oversight was in place during the last 5 years. This would include both regular and any special meetings during that time frame.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-086
9/18/2014 Ann Swinburn Center for Popular Democracy 1. Documents detailing the ISBE financial review process for charter schools; 2. Documents reflecting reviews in the past five years of charter schools; 3. Notifications to charter schools in Il that are subject to revocation; 4. Letters notifying charter authorizers that ISBE intends to remove authorizer or has financial concerns; 5. Copies of fraud audits conducted by ISBE at charter schools; 6. Copies of documents reflecting fraud risk assessments at charter schools; 7. Copies of documents which reflect fraud risk programs in existence at charter schools; 8. Number of ISBE staff dedicated to performing or reviewing audits or fraud risk assessments for the years 2004 to present.
Yes (docs provided)
15-085
9/18/2014 Willie Landfair Information on IL Supplemental Educational Service Provider, INNOVADIA, LLC./ d/b/a  24 hours Tutors, Tutoria Con IPads, d/b/a iPads Tutors, d/b/a Grade Plus Tutors, d/b/a #1 LEARNING ONLINE, LLC. 1:1 Online Tutoring Service, d/b/a Grade Cracker, LLC. D/b/a 1:l Tutoring On Tablets , d/b/a Syscom Edutech, Ltd. for 2013-2014: 1. Summary of the number of students who registered and completed the tutoring programs for each district listed including entity name and payment records to date. 2. Include data from STARS entered by providers as of 9/1/14.
Yes (PDF)
15-084
9/18/2014 John Ulferts 1. Information on whether the 26 smallest Illinois school districts in the state started any of the past 5 – 10 years without highly qualified teachers in place; 2. Any data ISBE may have on how the new Illinois licensure and state testing requirements have impacted the total number of people becoming teachers in the state as well as how licensure has impacted out of state candidates.
No (no responsive docs)
15-083
9/17/2014 Jessica Handy Stand for Children IL Copies of charter school contracts for all currently authorized public charter schools operating outside of Chicago in the state.
Yes (docs provided)
15-082
9/17/2014 Janet Bandy IEA A copy of the final petition filed related to the reorganization of Woodland Elementary School District 4 and Woodlawn High School District 205 as an optional elementary unit district under 105ILCS/11E-30.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-081
9/16/2014 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. An updated listing of school district’s bid year and food service provider.
Yes (Excel)
15-080
9/12/2014 Scott Schwartz  Walden Elementary The number of Illinois teacher retirements in 2011-2012 school year.
No (no responsive docs)
15-079
9/12/2014 Janet Bandy IEA A copy of the final petition filed related to the reorganization of Woodland Elementary School District 4 and Woodlawn High School District 205 as an optional elementary unit district under 105ILCS/11E-30.
Yes (PDF)
14-078
9/10/2014 Forest Gregg Information on the admission rates for South Shore International College Preparatory High School in the Chicago Public School District. Requesting the total applications received vs. students accepted, as well as breakdowns of these numbers into each of the different programs: Selective Enrollment, International Baccalaureate, and Careers and Technical Education.
No (no responsive docs)
14-077
9/11/2014 Sam Xanders All documents submitted to ISBE by the Ball Chatham School District CUSD #5 pertaining to the district’s 2010 issuance of Health Life Safety Bonds.
Yes (PDF)
14-076
9/10/2014 Theodore Wynnychenko Copies of the Official School Calendar, final and proposed copies, for Winnetka SD 36 for 1998-1999 through 2014-2015.
No (directed to info on the web)
14-075
9/9/2014 Citizen Application and approval for Library Information Specialist endorsements for Katherine A. Grotto. 
No (directed to data on the web)
14-074
9/8/2014 Rich Olejniczak The square footage (of space) of each of the elementary schools in Northbrook SD 28, Arlington Heights SD 25, and Glenview CCSD 34: Building envelope square footage; Square footage of shared areas: library, gymnasium, common area (great hall, gathering place etc...); Number of bathroom fixtures (urinals / toilets ); Number and type of activity fields located on property (soccer field, baseball diamond etc...); Size of the actual school property.
Yes (docs provided)
15-073
9/8/2014 Parent 1. The specific record allowing the district attorneys permission to have and then forward child’s  private protected records;  2. By law any and all release of records including legal forwarding must be logged with the districts records custodian- A copy of that mandatory log reflecting the release of child’s  records and who authorized it;  3. Documents sent to parent as is mandatory before any release of records allowing for opportunity to review for discrepancies.
No (no responsive docs)
15-072
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15-071
9/8/2014 Daniel Bastean A hard copy of the "corrective action" Renee Vilatte and Staff mention in their October 16, 2012 letter to attorney Marc J. Lane.  The corrective action amending the Working Cash Fund's July 1, 2008 $29,865 beginning cash balance to $2,029,865.
Yes (docs provided)
15-070
9/8/2014 Vincent Miles 1. The 1990 revision of the Illinois State Board of Education publication entitled “Guide to Long- and Short-Term Borrowing for Illinois Public School Districts” which was distributed to the school districts of the state, 2. The initial publication of the Guide which appears to have been published in May of 1985 by the Illinois Financial Accounting Committee and 3. All revisions, if any, to the 1990 edition of the Guide subsequently published by the Illinois State Board of Education; 4. Reproductions of any other guide, handbook, bulletin, publication, etc. published by the Illinois State Board of Education since 1970 wherein the topic of bond issuance is covered with the intended audience again being all of the school districts of the state;  5. Any legal opinions (and other publications) published by the Illinois State Board of Education regarding whether or not a school district MUST HOLD A REFERENDUM before a) Purchasing land upon which a new school building intended to house students will be built and/or b) Building a new school building intended to house students on that newly purchased land.
Yes (docs provided and directed to data on web)
15-069
9/8/2014 Scott O'Connell All formal and informal written opinions of the Legal Advisor of the State Board of Education that interpret directly or mention Sections 20-4 and 20-5 of Article 20. (See 105 ILCS 5/2-3.7, “Legal adviser of school officers - Opinions. To be the legal adviser of school officers, and, when requested by any school officer, to give an opinion in writing upon any question arising under the school laws of the State.”).
No (denial)
15-068
9/5/2014 Denis Roarty UIC  A data form of distribution of Elementary/Middle Sch Content Test Scores (test #110) for two separate periods: 2009-10 and 2013-14: Distributions of the total score as well as each sub-score that is reported; include all test takers, including those who did not pass.
Yes (CSV1, CSV2)
15-067
9/5/2014 Scott O'Connell 1. All formal and informal written opinions of the Legal Advisor of the State Board of Education that interpret directly or mention the Duties, Responsibilities, and Qualifications of the School Treasurer as enacted within the School Code. (See 105 ILCS 5/2-3.7, “Legal adviser of school officers - Opinions. To be the legal adviser of school officers, and, when requested by any school officer, to give an opinion in writing upon any question arising under the school laws of the State.”);  2. Please provide all subsequent publications of the ISBE that discuss the Duties, Responsibilities, and Qualifications of the School Treasurer as enacted within the School Code. (Informational Bulletins, Handbooks, etc.)
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
15-066
9/5/2014 Jennifer Forsyth Wall Street Journal 1. Any and all contracts, bids or legal agreements and correspondence between the ISBE and PARCC or SBAC from Sept. 4, 2014; 2. Any RFPs from Jan. 1 2009 – Sept. 4, 2014 for contracts related to CCSS; 3. Any bid specifications from the above dates by ISBE for contracts related to CCSS implementation 4. All contracts awarded from Jan 1, 2009- Sept 4, 2014 related to CCSS; 5. Any contracts awarded to Pearson, Amplify, McGraw Hill Education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon, Microsoft, Dell, Apple Inc., Lenovo, Samsung Electronics Co., America’s Choice, Scholastic, MetaMetrics, LearnZillion, Creative Commons Corp., ConnectEDU Inc., the Achievement Network, and/or BetterLesson, Inc. between the above dates; 6. Any correspondence between ISBE and the below foundations, companies/ institutes for the above dates; 7. Any correspondence or documents related to ISBE staff attending training, PD or conferences paid for or subsidized by: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pearson Foundation, Achieve, Inc., the New Venture Fund, the Aspen Institute, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc., the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation Inc., the Council of Chief State Schools Officers, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., Council of the Great City Schools, the Achievement Network, and/or Student Achievement Partners.
15-065
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15-064
9/4/2014 Citizen Application and approval for Library Information Specialist k-4 endorsement for Douglas J. Orlyk employed by Bensenville School District 2.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-063
9/4/2014 Citizen Application and approval for Library Information Specialist endorsement for Karen L. Kruckenberg employed by Harvard Community Unit School District 50.  
No (directed to info on the web)
15-062
9/4/2014 Kim Sarnoff Brown University Illinois "Immunization School Survey Results" from 1999 to the 2002-03 school year.
response
Yes (Excel)
15-061
9/3/2014 Forest Gregg All Charter School Report Information forms for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
Yes (provided docs)
15-060
9/2/2014 Michael Crumm Copies of all public records, forms of communication and documents; including, emails, memos, notes from phone conversations, SMS messages, etc. between any district employee or board member from Galesburg CUSD #205, including Superintendent Bart Arthur, and Regional Superintendent Bonnie Harris, regarding: 1. The decision to decrease the number of required attendance days for the 2014-2015 school year.  2. Public statements having been, or preparing to be, made to any news outlets for the period of July 13th, 2014 to September 1st, 2014.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
15-059
9/2/2014 Michael Pietrzak ASPD All contact information available (name, district, school, address, city, state, zip, phone, fax, email, entity type, etc.) and email addresses for: Superintendents/CEOs, Associate, Assistant, and other "C Level" administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, ESL/Bilingual/Title III Coordinators/Directors, Curriculum Directors.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-058
9/2/2014 Kumar Chetan GMR Web Team A copy of the winning proposal and price sheet for RFP # 22033394 , Translation Services.
Yes (PDF)
15-057
9/2/2014 Jessica Guzman  Own student records from Mary Jane  Peterson Elementary School, St. Gregory H.S. and Warren Township H.S.
No (no responsive docs)
15-056
8/29/2014 Diane Wright Parent Night Programs A list all of Title 1 Elementary Schools in the State of Illinois with Principal Name, Email Address Elementary School Name, Address, City, State & Zip in Excel format.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
15-055
8/28/2014 Harvey Smith IIRC A list and contact information for all school principals and all district superintendents for Illinois public school districts.
Yes (Excel)
15-054
8/28/2014 Gayl Almalfitano  Insights Group A grant proposal that was given to an elementary school in Cairo, Illinois for “at risk” preschoolers between 1986 and 1990. The grant was from Urban Education Partnership through the Department of Education, possibly called “Language all Day Every Day.” 
No (no responsive docs)
15-053
8/26/2014 Nolan Day The mailing addresses and phone numbers with the Superintendent's name and the Director of Facilities and Grounds names for the School Districts in IL.
Yes (Excel)
15-052
8/26/2014 Citizen Application and approval for Library Information Specialist endorsement for Laine A. Pehta employed by Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District. 
No (directed to info on the web)
15-051
8/26/2014 Bruce Rushton Illinois Times All job descriptions for all positions held by Sharon Battles and a copy of Sharon Battles’ personnel file.
Yes (docs provided)
15-050
8/25/2014 Citizen The application and approval for Library Information Specialist endorsement for Nicole R. Johnson employed by Yorkville School District Community Unit School District 115.  
No (directed to info on the web)
15-049
8/22/2014 Rosita Chotanda 1. Demographic information for District 299 teachers from 2000 to 2014; 2. A breakdown by race of teachers who have had their certificates revoked in District 299.
Yes (PDF, directed to info on the web)
15-048
8/22/2014 Stephanie Ebbs Databases, documents or reports generated in accordance with Sec. 24A-20 of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act, otherwise known as Public Act 096-0861) and enacted into law in 2011. This includes annually published information on administrator and teacher performance evaluations without identifying information but including job title, years of employment, district, date and result of evaluation, or equivalent information as kept by the department.
No (no responsive docs)
15-047
8/22/2014 Cory Newman Information on public school teacher Chris White, former employee of Giant City School in Jackson County Illinois. 
No (no responsive docs)
15-046
8/22/2014 Dorris Timmen A list of all the school districts that issued a National School Lunch program IFB in advance of the 5th year mandatory rebid date from 2010 until present.
Yes (Excel)
15-045
8/22/2014 Bert Johnson Loyola University Chicago  Superintendent contact information
Yes (Excel)
15-044
8/20/2014 Citizen Detailed information regarding special education ALOP funds
No (denial)
15-043
8/18/2014 Dorothy Thompson AARM The number of students receiving SES services provided through Grade Cracker LLC during the 2013-2014 School Year in the following Districts and their schools: Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview – 189; Bremen Comm. HS – 228; Midlothian – 143; Chicago  Heights – 170; Thornton Twp HS. – 205; Dolton – 149; Dolton – 148; Calumet Public – 132; Harvey – 152; W. Harvey-Dixmoor – 147; District 299 - Public & Charter Schools.
Yes (PDF)
15-042
8/20/2014 Chris Lamport A copy of all email addresses for state of Illinois board of education employees working and/or residing in Jackson County Illinois. 
No (directed to info on the web)
15-041
8/19/2014 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of Head Start sites and if they are currently in seriously deficient process.
Yes (Excel)
15-040
8/18/2014 Frank Hollingshead Collinsville HS A list of instructors from these counties, with the schools they are at: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, St. Clair, Washington.
Yes (Excel)
15-039
8/13/2014 Adam Moylan Rockman et al State-level data for the following assessments and performance indicators in .csv format: 1. ISAT Reading and math tests: grade-level means and standard deviations (SDs) of scale scores (not % meet or exceed standard) for the last 7 school years (SY07–08 through SY13–14); 2. Means and SDs for reading and math on the EXPLORE and PLAN for the last 7 years; 3. Reading and math SDs on the ACT-PSAE for the last 7 years; 4. College enrollment rates for the last 7 years; 5. Attendance rates broken down by grade or grades K–8 and 9–12 for last 7 years; 6.  If it is in ISBE possession, we request state-level performance data for the NWEA MAP assessment for all years available- seeks means and standard deviations broken down by grade level for reading and math.  
Yes (Excel1, Excel2, directed to info on the web)
15-038
8/13/2014 Vincent Miles A state-wide database file that would include basic issuance data for school bonds.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2, directed to data on web)
15-037
8/12/2014 Beth Beredsen SEIU HCII Copies of documents sufficient to show ISBE policies on charging parents for meals in the CACFP when their children are enrolled in either center or home based settings, including: 1. Income levels for programs as they correspond to a parent’s cost; 2. Amount of parent fees or charges allowed under the program, including any minimum or maximum amounts;3. The manner in which a parent is to be charged or payments are to be collected.
Yes (PDF, directed to info on the web)
15-036
8/11/2014 Ashley Colburn Goldwater Institute A list of positions within your department, their corresponding salaries, the majority funding source (state or federal) for said salary, and what percent of funding that source represents for the position.
Yes (Excel)
15-035
8/11/2014 Lisa Holton Better Government Assoc. An electronic copy of annual payroll records (what each individual’s current annual salary is) including the following information: Employee names, ID numbers, titles, departments, annual salaries, and start-dates for every employee in every department of your government, salaried or hourly, including elected officials.
Yes (Excel)
15-034
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15-033
8/7/2014 Sonia Perez A list of teachers who were dismissed from the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Board of Education. Specifically the teachers would be limited to those who were dismissed after receiving an unsatisfactory rating in the 2012-2013 school year.   
No responsive docs
15-032
8/7/2014 Illinois@openthebooks.com TSR data for 2012-2013. 
No responsive docs
15-031
8/7/2014 Tijuana Woods Information regarding the 7% fee increase during the June 27, 2014 Chicago State University board meeting. 
No responsive docs
15-030
8/6/2014 Joe Turek To know if the following people held Illinois certificates as teachers or teacher’s aides also if any of these individuals were certified in Illinois as Early Childhood Teacher’s or Early Childhood Teacher aides.  In case there are duplicate names in the ISBE files please list the city of residence; Mainly interested in school years 2008 thru 2012: Kimberly L Hansen, Gwen Nelson, Erin Thompson, Cheryl Hribik, Packiyaluxmy Shanmugabaskaran, Paige Goll.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-029
8/5/2014 Scott Reeder Illinois Policy Institute 1. All documents related to the suspension of the teaching certificate of Chassappi Rain; 2. All ISBE emails regarding Chassappi Rain  from Jan. 1, 2010, to the present; 3. All tenure teacher hearing officer finding regarding Chassappi Rain.
Yes (docs provided)
15-028
8/4/2014 Daschell Phillips Hyde Park Herald Names, titles and addresses of all CPS SD299 board of education officers and members from 2011 to present, including Tim Cawley.
No responsive docs
15-027
8/1/2014 Citizen Detailed information regarding special education ALOP funds, including 1. Communications between ISBE and CUSD 303, Batavia SD 101, CUSD 301, CUSD 302, 304, Mid Valley Special Education Coop, Kane County ROE from 2012 to 8/1; 2.  Communications between ISBE and taxpayers regarding CUSD 303/ Mid Valley Special Ed Coop; 3. List of all school districts approved for ALOP since 2010; 4. Communications between ISBE and politicians regarding amending the school code as it relates to ALOP since 2012; 4a.  And copies of current bills pending related to ALOP from 2010; 4b. copy of school code that identifies the use of carry over funds from ALOP funds received; 5. Copies of site visit communications and records to Mid-valley, Kane County ROE and CUSD 303 in May 2014 as related to ALOP; 6. Copy of Mid-Valley ALOP applications and continuum applications submitted to ISBE in 2012, 2013, 2014; 7. Copy of investigative report conducted by ISBE related to St. Charles CUSD 303 and Mid-Valley ALOP once becomes available.
Yes (docs provided)
15-026
7/30/2014 Rebecca Cassell Myers and Myers All records, complaints, notes, files, investigation materials, interview notes or statements, recorded statements, correspondence, findings, and all other documented or recorded information relating to complaint(s) regarding, the Association for Child Development (a Michigan Nonprofit Corporation) from May 23, 2013 through 7/30/2014.
Yes (docs provided)
15-025
7/29/2014 Jason Nippa The following for employee Cullen L. Cullen: 1. All salary and reimbursement records, including list of salary by year; 2. All expenditures for travel, conference or event attendance; 3. All health coverage disbursement records; 4. Any service credit earned or pensionable wages.
Yes (PDF)
15-024
7/28/2014 Dee Carroll Carroll Services Inc. An excel spreadsheet, that will include the following fields: 1. Public and Private School District agreement number; 2. Public and Private School District name; 3. Food Service Directors first and last name; 4. Public and Private School District address, city and zip; 5. Food Service Director email; 6. Food Service Director phone number.
Yes (Excel)
15-023
7/28/2014 Ralph Fagen Progressive Learning The lists of the focus and priority schools, including the names of the districts for the 2014-15 school year.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-022
7/28/2014 Daniel Bastean A copy of all communications from the ISBE and Quincy Public School District regarding his fiscal year 1993 Section 20-5 complaint.
Yes (PDF1, PDF1a, PDF2, PDF3)
15-021
7/28/2014 Babylon Williams The following as it applies to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program FY14 grantees: 1.  Copies of the submitted grant applications/proposals and their respective scores for the following grantees: Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action; Chicago Public School District 299; Enlace Chicago; Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education ; Family Focus, INC.  2.  The scoring rubric used by ISBE to score each of the 21st Century applications above.
Yes (docs provided)
15-020
7/25/2014 Scott O'Connell All records provided in response to FOIA numbers14-304, 14-313 and 14-317.
Yes (docs provided)
15-019
7/24/2014 Theodore Wynnychenko TSR data for 1986-1987 through 2000-2001.
Yes (docs provided)
15-018
7/18/2014 Teri Engler Sraga Hauser, LLC Public records maintained by the ISBE regarding Barbara T. Doyle, autism consultant, including but not limited to teaching certification(s) or certification renewal(s); CVs; applications for employment; grant applications or grant-related information relative to Ms. Doyle’s involvement with ITAP or other grant-funded activities; training, technical assistance, or consultation provided to or on behalf of the ISBE; complaints filed by or relative to Ms. Doyle; etc.
No (directed to info on the web)
15-017
7/17/2014 Steven Stone Offit Kurman The following for Christanel Marrie Delaroche (aka McQuigg) (aka Guerrero) (aka Kuritz); DOB 03/17/1985: Employment Applications, Correspondence, Notes, Employee Records, Personnel Records, Evaluations, Reports, Emergency Contact Forms, Referrals, Pay Stubs and Salary History, Emplyment, teaching or other educator certificates, eveidence of teacher and or other positions held in IL, including but not limited to Cook County 
No responsive docs
15-016
7/17/2014 Citizen Copies of procedures outlining the steps and guidelines to the approval of “Request For Authorization To Employ Teacher In Position Otherwise Unfilled” application.
Yes (PDF)
15-015
7/17/2014 Betsy Boswell CCSD 59 Superintendent email addresses
Yes (Excel)
15-014
7/16/2014 Mark Shelden The names and addresses of all staff for the public schools in Illinois that are within your system including teachers, principals, and superintendents.
No (directed to web)
15-013
7/15/2014 Dan Oakley WIU Superintendent contact information
Yes (Excel)
15-012
7/10/2014 Angela Tin American Lung Association 1. Copies off any and all radon test results performed by school districts; 2. Copies of any and all report(s) filed by the School Board submitted to the General Assembly 3. Copies of the report(s) filed by the School Board submitted to the Governor; 4. Copies of any reports, findings, decisions made, etc. in response to the radon test results; 5. Copies of any written or documented verbal responses from the General Assembly; and 6. Copies of any written or documented verbal responses from the Governor.
Yes (PDF)
15-011
7/10/2014 Robb Cooper Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper, Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd. 1. Any and all documented communications and correspondence, including email correspondence, the Illinois State Board of Education has received from Mr. Jose (or Joe) Gallego within the last three years. This request includes any FOlA requests Mr. Gallego made to the Illinois State Board of Education within the last three years. 2. Any and all documented communications and correspondence, including email correspondence, sent to Mr. Jose (or Joe) Gallego from the Illinois State Board of Education within the last three years. This request includes any responses the Illinois State Board of Education has made to Mr. Gallego's FOlA requests within the last three years.
Yes (docs provided)
15-010
7/7/2014 Linda Scaro SWITS, Ltd. A copy of the current (as of July 2014) contract for language translation services with the State Board of Education and Multilingual Connections
Yes (PDF)
15-009
7/7/2014 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune 1. A list of all educators in the last five years who possess/teach under a Form 73-96 – “Request for Authorization To Employ Teacher in Position Otherwise Unfilled”  --or any precursor or successor form to Form 73-96 that allows a district to employ a teacher in a position otherwise unfilled. 2. A list of all educators in the last five years who possess/teach under a Form 73-86 – “Application for Short Term Emergency Approval in Special Education” – or any precursor or successor form to form 73-86 that allows a district to employ a teacher in a short-term emergency position in special education. 3. A list of all educators in the last five years who possess/teach under Form 73-63 – “Request for Issuance of Provisional License” – or any precursor or successor form to Form 73-63 that allows a district to employer a teacher in provisional license status.
No (denial)
15-008
7/7/2014 Tim Pinner Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17 Any and all info pertaining to the new Concept Charter Schools being built at 5401 S. Western and 8522 S. Lafayette (Chicago Lawn and Chatham). Where does the funding come from? How much? Is it CPS or State of Illinois?  Are there any Federal Funds involved?
No (directed to web)
15-007
7/7/2014 Kimberly McClellan Requests copies of public financial records that were submitted by Giant Steps Illinois and Giant Steps St. Louis to the Illinois Purchase Care Review Board. This would include all of the documents and financial statements used to justify their rates in providing a non-public education to children in Illinois as well as any appeals filed and their associated documents for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
Yes( docs provided)
15-006
7/7/2014 Lei Xuan Medill School of Journalism The amount of funding the Illinois state government spent on Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively, in the Fiscal Year 2013.
No (no responsive docs)
15-005
7/7/2014 Daniel Bastean 1. Daniel Bastean's e-mail and attachments dated May 2, 2014 to Debra Hemberger, Christine Kolaz, Nicki Bazer and Debra Vespa, subject: Uniform Grievance 2. 2. Daniel Bastean's e-mail dated July 2, 2014 cc'ed to Debra Vespa, Christine Kolaz, Nicki Bazer, and Debra Hemberger, subject: Cobb Decision. 3. Daniel Bastean's e-mail (grievance) and attachments dated July 2, 2014 to Nicki Bazer, Debra Vespa, Debra Hemberger and Christine Kolaz, subject: 105 ILCS 5/3-10.
Yes (hard copies provided)
15-004
7/72014 Parent Information and records regarding due process complaints and the involvement of attorneys in the process.
No (partial denial, directed to data on web)
15-003
7/2/2014 Parent All emails, letters, memos, notes, documents, and correspondences sent from/to/among the Illinois State Board of Education (Dr. Lynda Vaughn and Jeffrey Aranowski), Kane County Regional Office of Education and Community Unit School District 303 ) in regards to issues surrounding a Student Records Review and Student Records Hearing from October 1, 2013 thru July 2, 2014.
Yes (doc provided)
15-002
7/1/2014 Kelly Hall St. Louis Area Foodbank Requests National School Breakfast participation data for all schools in the state of Illinois for the 2012-2013 school year including: County, School District Code, School Name, Address, Food Service Director/Primary Contact, Enrollment, Free and Reduced Eligible Students, Free and Reduced Student Participation, Free and Reduced Participation % in the Breakfast Program, Participating in Community Eligibility Provision, Serving Venue.
Yes (docs provided)