FOIA Requests—FY 2014


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 2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014). 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 2014

  (Updated 4/3/14)   Return to Top
Log #
Date Received
Requester
Organization
Requests
Corres-pondence
Documents
Provided?
14-297
4/1/2014 Francis Tighe 1. Student Enrollment Agreement Disclosures for Reporting Period July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003 for Environmental Technical Institute, 1101 West Thorndale Avenue, Itasca, Illinois 60143. 2. "" July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004. 3. Student Enrollment Agreement Disclosures for Reporting Period July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005 for Environmental Technical Institute, 13010 S. Division Street, Blue Island, Illinois 60406. 4. "" Itasca - July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005. 5. "" Itasca- July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007. 6. "" Blue Island -  July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007. 7. Private Business and Vocational School Renewal Application for Certificate of Approval (Itasca), dated March 11, 2004.
Directed to another agency
14-296
3/31/2014 Jasmine Gonzalez Copies of records of all of the financial budgets for all charter schools in the city of Chicago dating back from the year 2010 to the present year (2014).
14-295
3/31/2014 Susan Farrell 2012 AFR revenues by school district, broken down by state, local, and federal totals for each individual fund.  
Yes (Excel, directed to data on web)
14-294
3/31/2014 Carolyn Nunn Email contacts for all State of Illinois kindergarten through eighth grade public school teachers sent electronically in  a table with teachers name, school-school district and email contact.
Yes (Excel)
14-293
3/27/2014 Doug Gibson Find the Best Information on standardized test scores broken down by race for each public school in Illinois. This would include the assigned school id as well as the average ISAT and PSAE (and if possible the IAA) scores broken down for each school by race (white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, etc.) for the most recent year and the historical data going back to 2009.
14-292
3/26/2014 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune 1. Any and all records related to this particular case (14-177-rado-doc110.pdf), including emails to and from any ISBE staffer with any involvement in this case, such as legislative liaisons. 2. Any records which identify any lawmaker involved in this case. 3. The name of the educator involved.
Yes (docs provided)
14-291
3/26/2014 Doug Gibson Find the Best Information on SAT and AP test scores for all Illinois high schools. The average SAT score as well as the average SAT Critical Reading, SAT Math, and SAT Writing scores per school. For AP scores, the percentage of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP tests per school.
No responsive docs
14-290
3/26/2014 Elisabeth Solomon  Information Action Center Updated email contact information for all Illinois public and nonpublic school principals.
Yes (Excel)
14-289
3/25/2014 Monica Gutowski Johnson and Bell Any and all records and sources of funding relating to Roshonda Furlow d/b/a Tots Express Learning Center from May 19, 2004 through the present. 
14-288
3/25/2014 Joe Gallego The actual endorsement on 53 listed teaching certificates, along with their major(s) and what coursework above 9 hours has been completed to meet at least one or both (two) teaching positions identified and the date of last update to their ELIS profile.  If they are not eligible to teach the position as a primary or secondary assignment please indicate by stating “not eligible or NE.”   
Directed to data on web
14-287
3/25/2014 Leo Webster Information regarding disciplinary action involving elementary school children for public, charter and parochial students in Chicago for the most current two years. 
Yes (docs provided, directed to data on web)
14-286
3/24/2014 Bridget Helmholz Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers A breakdown of the claims by school district for Regular Education Orphanage Act claims (Section 18-3) for FY 2013.
Yes (Excel)
14-285
3/24/2014 Maryjo Pirages Holmstrom and Kennedy 1. Copies of public records that provide the total number of students from the Belvidere Public School District, the Freeport Public School District, and the Rockford Public School District who registered for tutoring services offered by Innovadia, LLC, a California limited liability company, d/b/a 24 Hours Tutoring, d/b/a Grade Cracker, d/b/a Grade Plus Tutors, d/b/a iPad Tutoring, d/b/a Syscom Edutech, Ltd., and d/b/a Tutoria Con iPads, during the 2013-2014 school year. 2. A separate summary of the number of students who registered for such tutoring programs for each of the aforementioned school districts and any information as to under what entity name said students registered. 3. Any and all information available regarding the number of students who have completed tutoring provided by Innovadia, LLC and the entities it does business as, during the 2013-2014 school year in these school districts.
Yes (PDF)
14-284
3/21/2014 Susan Farrell The Equalized Assessed Value for the State of Illinois by county (not district) for the 2012 year. 
Directed to another agency
14-283
3/21/2014 Bridget Helmholz  Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers A breakdown of the claims by school district for Regular Education Orphanage Act claims (Section 18-3), which had an appropriation in FY 14 of $12 million.
No responsive docs
14-282
3/21/2014 Mike Fitch 1. The minutes listed which are missing from the section of the ISBE website devoted to the State Teacher Certification Board: April 5, 2002, October 4, 2002, December 5, 2002, February 7, 2003, March 7, 2003, May 9, 2003, June 13, 2003. 2. August 7, 2003 minutes. 3. November 30, 2006 minutes. 4. July 24, 2008.
Yes (docs provided)
14-281
3/21/2014 Joe Turek Rhonda Clarke’s (ISBE employee) travel vouchers for the time of her employment during the calendar year 2008.
Yes (PDF)
14-280
3/19/2014 Kurt Neumann   Principal Evaluations for Mr. Sam LeDeaux, principal of Mann Elementary School in Oak Park, IL 60302. District 97. For years 2012 - 2014, to the extent currently available.
No responsive docs
14-279
3/17/2014 John Barger Illinois Federation of Teachers A complete copy of the entire state audit report for Granite City CUSD #9 prepared by Robert Onyewuchi in 2013 and recently released. Please include the entire audit including all auditor remarks of findings and concerns.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-278
3/14/2014 Courtney Stillman Sraga Hauser, LLC 1. Any and all materials submitted or gathered in connection with, or related in any manner to the application of Glenoaks Therapeutic Day School for ISBE/GPCRB approval status and the ISBE’s investigation and response to the same;  2. Any and all materials relative to ISBE’s post-approval monitoring of this facility; 3. Any and all complaints of any nature filed with respect to this facility and all records regarding the outcome of such complaints;  4. Any and all letters or other correspondence from school districts or parents to ISBE regarding Glenoaks Therapeutic Day School.
Yes (docs provided)
14-277
3/14/2014 Sarah Karp Catalyst Chicago Teacher Service Records with a variable of a “unique ID number” for school years 2000-2001 through school year 2012. (Via FOIA, in Oct. 2013, Maria Fitzpatrick from the National Bureau of Economic Research received this information.)
Yes (docs provided)
14-276
3/13/2014 Shannon Bradford NCTQ Information about new teacher hires for districts in state and what university or teacher preparation program they graduated from. Most recent information available, ideally 12-13 SY, but 11-12 SY is fine. 
Directed to data on web
14-275
3/13/2014 Sarah Kap Catalyst Chicago Copies of each of the completed charter school surveys submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education in September 2013.
Yes (docs provided)
14-274
3/13/2014 Bill Knight The Weekly Post 1. The average administrator salary for 2013 for Brimfield CUSD 309; Elmwood CUSD 322; Williamsfield CUSD 210. 2. Where to find this information online. 
Directed to data on web
14-273
3/13/2014 Scott Stinson Central Realty Requests an audio recording file of the February 24th East St. Louis District 189 Financial Oversight Meeting. 
Yes (CD provided)
14-272
3/13/2014 Wendi Weidner   1. All information in ISBE possession regarding the police report attached for an accident that occurred on January 17th, 2013. 2. Any and all Illinois Traffic Crash Report forms submitted for SR 1050 510M.
No responsive docs
14-271
3/11/2014 Charlie Wysong Equip for Equality 1. The data used to produce the Jan. 8, 2014 Charter School Report (http://www.isbe.net/charter/pdf/biennial-rpt-1011-1112.pdt) and January 2012 Charter School Report (http://www.isbe.net/charter/pdf/biennial-rpt-1011-1112.pdt) in electronic format, such as excel or .csv. 2. Each Form 87-14 and Form 87-13 submitted by a charter school, campus, or authorizer for the 2011-12 or 2012-13 school year. It appears that this information was previously produced in response to request 14-199.  3. Each Charter School Application For Special Education Services (ISBE forms 34-50A or 34-50B) submitted by a charter school or campus for the 2012-13 or 2013-14 school year.
Yes (docs provided)
14-270
3/11/2014 Diane Rado (no formal request letter; passed from PIO)  Chicago Tribune A focused monitoring report for the Lansing 158 School District.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-269
3/11/2014 Steve Chavez   1. Any and all correspondence regarding the ISBE ELL compliance visit to School District 81 in Schiller Park IL in October 2013.   This includes findings, recommendations and documents used by either party in this compliance visit.  2. A list of any school or district that has been discrepancies with the administration of ISAT testing for the past ten years. 3. Any ISBE documents that give school districts administrators permission to physically dispose of original teaching certificates. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-268
3/6/2014 Michael Chance   All records, reports, writings, letters, memoranda, charges, filings, complaints and lawsuits regarding the Special Education Program in District 65, Evanston-Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, having been drafted, prepared, requested, required or received by (from other individuals, organizations or government agencies) or having been possessed or controlled by the Illinois State Board of Education during the 4-year period beginning January 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2011.
Yes (docs provided)
14-267
3/6/2014 Michael Novak   Requests 1)  Any and all correspondence from February 14, 2014 through March 5, 2014, to/from Illinois State Board of Education ("ISBE") Staff, including but not limited to (Ms. Nicole Bazer, Ms. Lauren Russell Dyson and/or Mr. Paul Nijensohn) and/or Illinois Purchased Care Review Board ("IPCRB") (c/o Mr. Boyd Fergurson or Mr. Marc Staley, Chair) from/to Soaring Eagle Academy, Inc. ("SEA") (8320 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL  60527), including but not limited to and/or Dr. Seth Harkins and/or Ms. Deanna Tyrpak and/or Ms. Linda Cervenka and/or Mr. Jonathan Lotsoff and/or Mr. Brooke Whitted and/or Mr. Dwayne Fischer.  In other words, all written communications regarding SEA between February 14, 2014 through March 5, 2014.  2)  Any additional documents (since February 13, 2014) related to SEA's most recent per diem(s) appeal.  3)  Copy of SEA's Per Diem Rate Calculation Sheet for each per diem that was revised as a result of the appeal on or about March 4, 2014.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-266
3/5/2014 Michael Hilton Poverty and Race Research Action Council A list of all Illinois schools using the Community Eligibility Option for the 2011-2012 school year. 
Yes (Excel)
14-265
3/4/2014 Nolan Day Carnow Conibear & Assoc, Ltd. Regarding AHERA asbestos 3 year re-inspections - A list of the IL Schools districts with the phone, address, email and the designated person in charge for that school district, as well as the date the re-inspection is due.
No responsive docs 
14-264
3/4/2014 Laurie Scott Champaign Community School District  A copy of the following information related to the Arts and Foreign Language Assistance Grant: RFPs Arts Planning submitted by the following school districts: Harvard CUSD 50 (FY12), Fremont SD 79 (FY11), Hartsburg Emden CUSD 21 (FY11), Cook County SD 130 (FY11).
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
14-263
3/4/2014 Kathryn Francis  (no formal request letter; passed from another division)  Pearson Feedback on the Pearson RFP submittal for the SIG grant last fall; how to obtain comments, ratings/rubric results and any feedback on submission.
Yes (PDF)
14-262
3/4/2014 Theresa Koehler   1.  Any documentation pertaining to ISAT irregularities in District 150, Peoria, Illinois, from January 1, 2010 until present (excluding any current investigations), including, but not limited to, documents regarding: Veralee Smith, Principal at Harrison, Debra Jackson - Teacher at  Lincoln School, Anna Alvarez (Rose) - Interventionist at Harrison (See attached documentation that was received under a FOIA request to District 150. )  2.  Please indicate the number of students who tests scores were suppressed at Harrison and Lincoln as a result of the infractions.  3.  Please provide documentation or specifics on the IBSE statement in the Testing Practices for Educator (ISAT), Section 5 stating that, "ISBE’s usual policy is to leave sanctions for school or district staff involved in testing irregularities to the local district. Districts must therefore have in place a local testing policy that includes sanctions and disciplinary measures that will be used if testing irregularities occur."- Is this a requirement, or only guidance as suggested in the attached document from District 150?
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
14-261
3/4/2014 Daniel Bastean   1. A copy of Daniel Bastean's February 16, 2014 dated e-mail to the ISBE (Christine Kolaz) and the PDF attachments: UGP Budget, Carlock, Kolaz, Budgets, Royalty, Niederhauser, Gorman.  2. A copy of the budgetary schedule of Quincy Public School District No. 172's original 2008-2009 Budget and Amended 2008-2009 Budget along with a comparison of actual results to budgeted forecasts.
Yes (docs provided)
14-260
3/3/2014 Bridget Helmholz (no formal request letter; passed from another division) Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers Information regarding the number of therapeutic day placements by district.
Yes (Excel)
14-259
3/3/2014 Jessica Berno ES Foods An updated list of 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors.
Yes (Excel)
14-258
3/3/2014 Citizen   Any and all documents related to requests from Hinsdale Township District 86 for 70/30 deviation for special education along with related ISBE responses (decisions) for the 2009-2010 & 2011-2012 school years.
No responsive docs
14-257
2/28/2014 Patti Lopuszanski     1. All copies of any form of communication sent to and from, the ISBE to the following entities: Kane County ROE, Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative and St. Charles School District 303 in regards to the Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) from September 2012 to today's date related to Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative.  2. Copies of all ALOP Applications, or Application for Continuing Program Approval, or any other submission sent to the ISBE after September 2012 to today's date related to Mid-Valley Special Education's ALOP.  3. All documentation related to the updates and changes made for ALOP FY15 and posted under ALOP on the ISBE website as of 2/14.  4. List of all expenditures that ALOP funds may not be used for.   5. A list of the Illinois laws/Illinois School Code Rulings on the use of an individual student's General State Aid when requested to be signed over by parents and used for the ALOP program.  6. Provide the source to report misuse of General State Aid for the use in an ALOP program. Identify consequences of misuse of ALOP funding. 
Yes (PDF1, PDF1a, PDF2, PDF3)
14-256
2/28/2014 Tom Rosenberg   A list of all public school superintendents in the State of Illinois including superintendent’s name, mailing address and e-mail address.
Yes (Excel)
14-255
2/28/2014 Karleni Santiago MyCourseRoom 1. A state-wide listing of licensed teachers and superintendents in the State of Illinois including their email addresses.  2. Information on becoming an approved training provider for the State of Illinois.
Yes (Excel)
14-254
2/26/2014 Joe Turek   An electronic copy of the Petersburg PORTA Preschool for All Children grant proposal for the 2011-12 school year.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-253
2/26/2014 Megan Wagner Vrdolyak Law Group A list of any and all individuals who are on the recall/layoff list for custodians who have been laid off in the Oak Lawn School District 123.
No responsive docs
14-252
2/26/2014 Denise Reeder Lincoln Middle School The number of individuals in the state of Illinois who currently possess all three types of the following certification simultaneously: MLIS (or library endorsement), technology certificate or endorsement, and administrative endorsement (formerly referred to as a Type 75).  
No responsive docs
14-251
2/26/2014 Donaldo Batiste Waukegan CUSD 60  1. Records pertaining to or otherwise documenting the access to the IWAS module "Health Life Safety Survey" by Waukegan Public Schools' users, LeBaron Moten and William Newby during the period of 11/12/2013 – 11/11/2014. Requested records are those that identify or show time, date and duration of access.
2. Records pertaining to the alteration of the "Health Life Safety Survey" for Waukegan Public Schools done by the user, LeBaron Moten for the dates of 11/12/2013, 11/13/2013, 11/14/2013, 11/15/2013, and 01/10/2014. Records should show fields altered and action taken. In particular, alteration to the "Available Fire Prevention and Safety Funds:” should be noted.
Yes (PDF)
14-250
2/26/2014 Victoria Harris (No formal request letter; passed from another division)  McLean County Board Dist. 7 Copies of consolidation petitions to use as precedents to initiate some McLean County Board action.
response
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-249
2/25/2014 Joe Turek   A copy of the Petersburg PORTA 2012-13 school year Preschool for All Children grant proposal.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-248
2/25/2014 Scott Crowe   Requests any changes or formal amendments made to the grant application from its original request for FY2011-2013 for the Algonquin Consolidated School District 158 Arts and Foreign Language (AFL) Assistance Grant.
No responsive docs
14-247
2/24/2014 Courtney Stillman Sraga Hauser, LLC Any and all public records in the possession of ISBE related to the The Academy of Excellence in Learning, located in Mokena, Illinois and is included as an ISBE/Governor's Purchased Care Review Board ("GPCRB")-approved non-public special education facility on the Harrisburg Project list. The records we are seeking include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Any and all materials submitted or gathered in connection with, or related in any manner to, the application of Academy of Excellence in Learning for ISBE/GPCRB approval status and the ISBE's investigation and response to same; 2. Any md all materials relative to ISBE's post-approval monitoring of this facility; 3. Any and all complaints of any nature whatsoever filed with respect to this facility and all records regarding the outcome of such complaints.
Yes (docs provided)
14-246
2/24/2014 Eunice Ro Northwestern University A list of any person, organization, or media outlet that has used the Freedom of Information Act to gain any type of information on Paul Weil, a former teacher and dean of students at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois (District 125), including dates, what they requested, and what was then given to them. 
No responsive docs
14-245
2/19/2014 Parent (No formal request letter; passed from another division)   Copies of information sent to ISBE by the district in the resolution of the child’s complaint.
Yes (docs provided)
14-244
2/20/2014 Sarah Karp Catalyst Chicago All information provided by school districts to the Student Incident Report System for school year 2012-2013 and school year 2013-2014. Also, please provide a list of the school districts that do not submit information to the SIRS.
Yes (Excel)
14-243
2/20/2014 William Fowee   Copies of the last 25 yearly Health/Life Safety Annual Public School Inspection Checklist (Fire Service) for Jefferson Elementary/Pre-School School, 130 N Hazelton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-4550, part of Wheaton/Warrenville CUSD 200.
No responsive docs
14-242
2/19/2014 Rosemary Talento University of Illinois at Chicago The names, office addresses, and telephone numbers of all Title IX coordinators in the Chicago Public School Districts in regards to pregnant and parenting youth.
No responsive docs
14-241
2/19/2014 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune Updated information in regards to the amount paid to the contractor, and any documents/emails/information about termination of the ELIS contract with Hupp Information Technologies since Dec. 12, 2013.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-240
2/19/2014 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. Updated versions of the two attached listings; the first is all Chicago area CACFP sites and sponsors; the second is a listing of all Illinois school district’s food service program bid dates (includes program type, current contractor, and address).
Yes (Excel)
14-239
2/18/2014 Matthew Brue PORTA CUSD 202 A list of Illinois School Districts who have been selected to participate in onsite monitoring for the ISAT Testing during the regular testing window for the FY 2014 school year.
Yes (PDF)
14-238
2/28/2014 Kirk Allen Edgar County Watchdogs 1. Copy of OMA training certificates for the last 5 years for the designated employees, officers, or members to receive training in accordance with 5 ILCS 120/1.05.  2. Copy of OMA training certificates for the last 5 years for any elected members of your public body. 3. Copy of OMA training Certificates for the last 5 years for any appointed members of your public body.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-237
2/18/2014 Citizen   Any and all documents related to requests from Hinsdale Township District 86 for 70/30 deviation for special education along with related ISBE responses (decisions) for the 2010-2011 school year.
No responsive docs
14-236
2/14/2014 Michael Novak   1. SEA's most recent CFR, due on 2/14/14; 2. SEA's audit crosswalk.; 3. SEA's audited financials for FY ended 8/31/13 (sent with the recent CFR). 
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-235
2/14/2014 Gregory Morris   Copies of Marion Illinois Unit 2 School District’s Insurance Liability Bond for Marion High School and Longfellow Elementary School.
No responsive docs
14-234
2/13/2014 Rosemary Talento University of Illinois at Chicago 1. What are the pregnancy rates and pregnancy-related dropout rates of each Chicago Public High Schools within the past 10 years?  2. In each Chicago Public High Schools, what are the dropout students’ reasons for dropping out within the past 10 years?   3. What is the email & phone list of all Academic Guidance Counselor / School Social Workers of all Chicago Public High Schools?  4.  Who are the Title XI coordinators in regards to pregnant and parenting youth in the State of Illinois?
No (directed to data on web, no responsive docs)
14-233
2/13/2014 Michael Novak   1. Any and all correspondence from February 5, 2014 through February 13, 2014, to/from Illinois State Board of Education ("ISBE") Staff, including but not limited to (Ms. Nicole Bazer, Ms. Lauren Russell Dyson and/or Mr. Paul Nijensohn) and/or Illinois Purchased Care Review Board ("IPCRB") (c/o Mr. Boyd Fergurson or Mr. Marc Staley, Chair) from/to Soaring Eagle Academy, Inc. ("SEA") (8320 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL  60527), including but not limited to and/or Dr. Seth Harkins and/or Ms. Deanna Tyrpak and/or Ms. Linda Cervenka and/or Mr. Jonathan Lotsoff and/or Mr. Brooke Whitted and/or Mr. Dwayne Fischer.  In other words, all written communications regarding SEA between February 5, 2014 through February 13, 2014.  2. Any and all documents related to SEA's most recent (January 2014-February 2014) per diem(s) appeal.  3. Copy of SEA's Per Diem Rate Calculation Sheet for each per diem that was revised as a result of the appeal.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
14-232
2/13/2014 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of the 38 attached Head Start sites that are currently funded by Henry Booth House and to know if they are in seriously deficient process.
Yes (Excel)
14-231
2/11/2014 Cheryl Pratt Advance Pierre Foods 1. The list of schools that are participating in supper programs in the state of IL.
2. The list of schools that are participating in the summer feeding program in the state of IL.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-230
2/11/2014 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. An updated listing of all Child Adult Care Food Programs in the state with the following information included: Sponsor name, phone number, and location; Sponsored site addresses name, phone number, and site locations; Site start and end date; Current meal provider; RFP/Bid renewal date.
Yes (Excel)
14-229
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14-228
2/11/2014 Danielle Costello Hinshaw & Culbertson 2012-2013 Illinois Special Education Profiles of the following school districts:  Woodridge SC 68; West Chicago Elementary SD 33; Lombard SD 44; SD 45 Dupage County; Downer’s Grove Grade SD 58; Glen Ellyn SD 41; Addison SD 4; CCSD 93; Bensenville SD 2.
No (directed to data on web)
14-227
2/11/2014 Scott Crowe Copies of plans that were submitted by Algonquin Consolidated School District 158 for the
Arts and Foreign Language (AFL) Assistance Grants for FY 11 and FY 13. 
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-226
2/10/2014 Angela Wells Loyola University Chicago  1.Names and location of Title I School Districts in Cook County Illinois.  2. Superintendent names in school districts.  3. Demographics of Title I Schools such as race, statistics by race of standardized test by race, gender and class (paid lunch, free lunch, etc.) 4. Other information pertinent to the Achievement Gap of Minority versus Non-Minority Students.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2, directed to info on web)
14-225
2/7/2014 Brian Crowley (No formal request letter; passed from another division)  Franczek Radelet P.C. Copies of no more than three consolidation petitions that include split tax rates for the proposed school district.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-224
2/6/2014 Daniel Bastean 1. Daniel Bastean's January 22, 2014 dated e-mail (subject: Uniform Grievance Procedure) and the attachment Uniform Grievance Procedure e-mailed to the ISBE (Kolaz, Hemberger, Vespa and Simhauser).  2. June 27, 2013 dated e-mail, subject: Renee Vilatte - corrupt, crooked attorney, e-mailed to the ISBE (Kolaz, Hemberger, Simhauser and Vespa).  3.  July 21, 2013 dated e-mail, subject: Renee Vilatte - corrupt, crooked attorney 2, e-mailed to the ISBE (Kolaz, Hemberger, Vespa and Simhauser).  4.  July 23, 2013 dated e-mail, subject: Renee Vilatte - corrupt, crooked attorney 3, e-mailed to the ISBE (Kolaz, Hemberger, Vespa and Simhauser).  5.  October 9, 2013 dated e-mail, subject: Renee Vilatte c/o ISBE, e-mailed to the ISBE (Kolaz, Hemberger and Vespa).
Yes (docs provided)
14-223
2/6/2014 Sara Mauk Mauk & O'Connor A copy of the Due Process Hearing Officer Performance Evaluation – Matrix 2013 that is listed in 14-218-Mauk-doc1, footnote 14 of the ASP Memo that was attached to the last responsive email (2/5/14).
14-222
2/5/2014 Sara Mauk Mauk & O'Connor All materials/handouts, manuals, etc from the 10/2/2013 forward or any other training dates for hearing officer up to the 1/31/2014 HO training.  This includes training materials for new hearing officers and regular trainings from between 10/2/2013 and 1/31/2014.  If no HO trainings for any of the hearing officers were convened, please advise.
No responsive docs
14-221
2/5/2014 Andrew Finko 1. Emails, PDFs, minutes, agendas, books, rules, regulations or other documents that contain the "rules and regulations" promulgated by the Illinois State Board of Education necessary to implement 105 ILCS 5/2-3.62, as mandated by  105 ILCS 5/2-3.62 and/or 105 ILCS 5/2-3.62a, in existence at any time during the years 2013 and/or 2014.  2. ""  "detailed standards which delineate the scope and specific content of programs to be provided by" South Cook Intermediate Service Center #.,  3. "" "detailed standards that delineate the specific planning, implementation and evaluation services to be provided by each Center relative to its programs the South Cook Intermediate Service Center #4. 4. "" "standards by which it will evaluate the programs provided by each [Educational Service] Center," .            5.  ""  duties and authority of the Executive Director of an Educational Service Center in Cook County during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  6."" regarding the duties and authority of an Educational Service Center to appoint a school board member to fill a vacancy on an elected school board during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  7. Emails between Vanessa Kinder and the State Board of Education, including by not limited to Jeffrey Aronowsky, Christopher Koch, Nicki Blazer, Dr. Lynda Vaughn, et al. during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014. 8.  ""  between Bernadette Lawrence (lawrence.bernadette@district205.net,blawrence@sd150.org, bml_mom@yahoo.com, et al. ) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  9. "" between Edward Crayton (Crayton.Edward@district205.net, Charters.crayton@yahoo.com, charter.crayton@yahoo.com, edwcrayton@drpress.us, et al.) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014. 10. "" between Felita Crayton (Crayton.Felita@district205.net, charters.crayton@yahoo.com, charter.crayton@yahoo.com, et al.) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  11.  "" between A. Lynn Himes (ahimes@edlawyer.com, et al.) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  12. "" between any recipient at the Cook County State's Attorney's office (including but not limited Sisivanh.Baker@cookcountyil.gov, Kent.Ray@cookcountyil.gov, Paul.Fangman@cookcountyil.gov, Jeffrey.McCutcheon@cookcountyil.gov,Theresa.smithconyers@cookcountyil.gov, Anita.Alvarez@cookcountyil.gov, or other email address at ___@cookcountyil.gov) and the State Board of Education, in any way referencing Thornton Township HS District 205 or its Board of Education or any members of its Board of Education (T.Williams, D.Robinson, E.Crayton, B.Lawrence, J.Gibbs, L.Green, or Ken Williams) during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  13. "" between Anthony Bass (abb123@ameritech.net) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  14."" between Ray Banks (raycbanks@restorationministries.net) and the State Board of Education during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  15. "" between the office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the State Board of Education, in any way referencing Thornton Township HS District 205 or its Board of Education or any members of its Board of Education (T.Williams, D.Robinson, E.Crayton, B.Lawrence, J.Gibbs, L.Green, or Ken Williams) during the time period June 1, 2013 through February 5, 2014.  16. Emails, correspondence, letters, PDFs, minutes, agendas, memos, rules, regulations, policy statements, transcripts, reports and all other documents that discuss or define the process for a Regional Superintendent or Educational Service Center to appoint a board member to fill a vacancy on an elected school board in Illinois pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/10-10. 17. All reports, evaluations, assessments, memos, and other documents that contain evaluations of the programs provided by and performance of the South Cook Educational Service Center a/k/a South Cook Intermediate Service Center #4 and its Executive Director, Vanessa Kinder. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-220
2/11/2014 Deborah Riddle Chicago State University Data on how many students receive RtI, and of those students how many still require Special Education services. The categories that she is most interested in are Specific Learning Disabilities and Intellectual Disabled.
Excel
14-219
2/4/2014 Michael Novak 1. Any and all correspondence from February 20, 2013 through February 4, 2014, to/from Illinois State Board of Education ("ISBE") Staff, including but not limited to (Ms. Nicole Bazer, Ms. Lauren Russell and/or Mr. Paul Nijensohn) and/or Illinois Purchased Care Review Board ("IPCRB") (c/o Mr. Boyd Fergurson or Mr. Marc Staley, Chair) from/to Soaring Eagle Academy, Inc. ("SEA") (8320 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL  60527), including but not limited to and/or Dr. Seth Harkins and/or Ms. Deanna Tyrpak and/or Ms. Linda Cervenka and/or Mr. Jonathan Lotsoff and/or Mr. Brooke Whitted and/or Mr. Dwayne Fischer.  In other words, all written communications regarding SEA between February 20, 2013, through February 4, 2014.  2.  Copy of most recent IPCRB Certification Statement submitted by Soaring Eagle Academy on or before February 4, 2014.  3.  Copy of Audit Crosswalk, if any, submitted by Soaring Eagle Academy on or before February 4, 2014.  4. Copy of Extension of Time, if any, submitted by Soaring Eagle Academy on or before January 15, 2014.
Yes (docs provided)
14-218
2/4/2014 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  1/31/2014 forward or any other training dates after 1/31/2014 through the present.  This includes training materials for new hearing officers and regular trainings from 1/31/2014 forward to the present.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
14-217
2/4/2014 Parent (No formal request letter; passed from another division) Copies of information sent to ISBE by the district in the resolution of the child’s complaint.
Yes (docs provided)
14-216
2/4/2014 Paul Durand A copy of ISBE’s response (decision) to the 70/30 deviation request for special education for NorthMac Community Unit School District #34 from December 2013.
Yes (PDF)
14-215
2/3/2014 John Kraft Edgar County Watchdogs 1. Names of FOIA officers for the agency for the last 5 years. 2. Copy of training certificates for all FOIA officers for the last 5 years. 
Yes (PDF)
14-214
1/28/2014 Becky Schlikerman Chicago Sun-Times 1. Copies of any and all contracts and or agreements between the Illinois State Board of Education and By the Hand Club for Kids.  2. Details of any and all payments submitted to By the Hand Club For Kids. 
Yes (docs provided, directed to data on web)
14-213
1/27/2014 Michael Day 1. All papers to show that the Board stopped issuing hard form certificates, such as those previously sent to the holder by mail.  2. Records of the year in which it did stop issuing hard form certificates.  3. Instructions sent to districts that they had to look up certificate information online. 4. Records of statements to district that a copy of the certificate is not issued to a holder.  5. A certificate of truthfulness of the records above as by your Department stamp and seal and a signed statement as under Illinois Rules of Civil Procedures , ILCS 735 511-109 by someone having familiarity of the record and stating so in the statement.
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-212
1/24/2014 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune 1. Detailed student course assessment data for a three year period for each student moving through public schools in 9th (2010-2011), 10th (2011-2012), 11th (2012-2013) grade in Illinois. Three separate spreadsheets for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science – All three years for the same student.   2. Each student’s ACT scores during spring 2013 PSAE, for each subject and composite scores.
14-211
1/22/2014 Owen Phillips New America Foundation 1. The amount of federal reimbursement funds received by each public school district (as distributed by the state) for school meals (including breakfast, lunch, snack, and milk)  for commodities for fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013 if available.  2. The amount of federal reimbursement funds received by each public school district (as distributed by the state) for commodities for fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013 if available.
Yes (Excel) (directed to data on web)
14-210
1/21/2014 Amna Al-Saadi Northwestern University The number of high school dropouts in Illinois by race, age and gender between 2011- 2014.
14-209
1/17/2014 Robert Swain Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP 1. Copies of any waivers requested by Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lake County, since January 1, 2009. 2. Decisions granting or denying the waivers from #1.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-208
1/17/2014 Federico Waitoller University of Illinois at Chicago Special education school level data for all schools that belong to Chicago public schools (SD 299) for the year 2012-2013. He is requesting the following variables for all CPS schools for the school year 2012-2013. He asks that that cells with less than 10 will be marked with an * and cells whose actual value is 0 be identify with a 0. He also asks that all schools be identified with their name AND RCDTS number: 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; Percentage of IEPs in EE 1 in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE2 in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE3 in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE4 in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE 1 by disability categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE2 by disability categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE3 by disability categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE4 by disability categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE 1 by racial categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE2 by racial categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE3 by racial categories in each school; Percentage of IEPs in EE4 by racial categories in each school. 
14-207
1/16/2014 Doug Shephard Any and all public records responsive to the three FOIA requests #14-133, 14-143 and 14-165.
Yes (docs provided)
14-206
1/16/2014 Kari Levin Magnus Charitable Trust Listing of email addresses for all high school principals in Will, Lake and Cook counties.
Yes (Excel)
14-205
1/16/2014 Susan Farrell The transportation revenue by district for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 school years by category of federal, state, and local revenue.  If the categories are not available, she requests the total transportation revenue. 
Yes (Excel)
14-204
1/16/2014 Tom Swip Guard911, LLC The contact information for the Illinois District Superintendents: District Name, First and Last, Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Address, City and Zip, Counties, and Number of Schools in their District.
Yes (Excel)
14-203
1/15/2014 Michael Novak 1. SEA's per diem calculation worksheets related to the per diems that were approved by IPCRB on January 14, 2014.  Please note there is one for the elementary program and another for the transition program.  2. Any and all emails and other correspondence To/From Soaring Eagle Academy, including its agents, since August 5, 2013. This includes both IPCRB and ISBE board and staff. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-202
1/14/2014 Grandparent All documentation that we have collected subsequent to August 20, 2013 regarding  grandson, parent and grandparent.
Yes (docs provided)
14-201
1/14/2014 Vladimir Dragosavljevic Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  Information submitted via Employment Information System (EIS) as of October 1, 2013 (for FY13) - including information from Employment File and Salary File. 
No (no responsive docs)
14-200
1/13/2014 Vincent Saviano Who maintains the official historical school district boundary records and/or maps that were established by the Illinois State Legislature.
No (no responsive docs)
14-199
1/10/2014 Becky Vevea WBEZ 1. All Charter School Report Information Forms (87-13) completed and submitted by charter schools operating in Illinois for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.  2. All Charter School Authorizer Report Information Forms (87-14) completed and submitted by charter schools operating in Illinois for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.
Yes (docs provided)
14-198
1/10/2014 David Mouser Tri-Valley High School 1. Specific Spring 2013 PSAE data be provided for the SIS numbers identified on the attached password protected spreadsheet. 2. The overall Illinois State Averages in each area.
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-197
1/9/2014 Robert Swain Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP 1. A copy of any Comprehensive Plan (105 ILCS 5/14-4.01) submitted by Kildeer District 96, Lincolnshire-Prairieview 103, or Stevenson HS 125 to ISBE or ISAC.2. Any review or approval by ISBE or ISAC of any Comprehensive Plan from #1. 3. Any correspondence between Districts 96/103/125 and ISBE/ISAC concerning any Comprehensive Plan from #1 or the review/approval thereof.
Yes (PDF)
14-196
1/9/2014 John Lappe Any and all applications and supporting materials for teaching licenses, certificate registration, and state certificates for all years that such documents exist for Keith Matune.
Yes (PDF)
14-195
1/8/2014 Phyllis Hemphill A copy of Courtney Forbes’ official Teacher Service Record from Chicago Public Schools from the fall of 2007 through June of 2013
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-194
1/8/2014 Phyllis Hemphill A copy of her official service record from the state during her employment from Chicago Public Schools for the years January 10, 2006 through June 2010.
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-193
1/7/2014 Quintella Bounds Chicago State University The most current information of all high school districts in region 07 South Cook Medium- High ISC4 and the City of Chicago 299 region 15 information from the special education profile indicator 8. 
Yes (Excel, PDF)
14-192
1/7/2014 Elaine Hopkins Peoria Story A copy of the request or report sent to our office regarding Peoria District 150 principal John Wetterauer, which is reportedly a request to investigate test scores and/or other issues at Charter Oak School where he is principal
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-191
1/7/2014 Susan Farrell The following information be provided in a compatible excel format for the following years, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 at a district level: District RCDT number, District Size (small - medium - large), District Organizational Structure (Elementary, High, Unit), District Name, The district amount and percentage for the following revenues, Local Property Taxes, Other Local Funding, General State Aid, Federal Funding Other State Funding, Total Transportation Revenue, Transportation Expenditure, Total Enrollment, Student Characteristics % of English Language Learners, Student Characteristics % of Students with Disabilities, Student Characteristics % of Low Income, and Student Characteristics % Attendance Percentage.  
14-190
1/3/2014 Parent 1. Records, indicating the special exemption negotiated by the Mayor Richard Daley on behalf of the City of Chicago Public Schools (District 299 "CPS") in the mid-1990s, affectively exempting CPS from submitting student-by-student reimbursement for federal funds that pass through the state for the purpose of Special Education and related services, pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This special arrangement allows CPS to receive approximately 30% of the State of Illinois' entire IDEA budget, through a guaranteed block grant issued annually. 2. Records, including memoranda, correspondence, contracts, whether published or unpublished that describes the terms and conditions of said extraordinary funding arrangement, as well as any dissenting opinions and challenges to the legality of this funding scheme, as contrary to the intent of the US Congress in enacting and reauthorizing the IDEA. 3. Records, indicating the policies and procedures, required of all local educational agencies (LEA's) public school districts in the State of Illinois for the purpose of receiving federal funds, administered by ISBE for the purpose of reimbursing Special Education and related services, pursuant to the federal IDEA provisions and in compliance with the Illinois School Code. 4. Records of the exact number, names and addresses of the LEA's public school districts within the State of Illinois, including the names of the current superintendents. 5. Records, indicating the annual disbursement of federal IDEA funds to the LEA's for the past ten years, tabulated by individual school district. 6. Any current or proposed policies and procedures, standards, guidelines or practices, adopted and implemented by ISBE, regarding cultural/ linguistic awareness with respect to the provisions of Child Find under IDEA, Including screening, evaluation and interventions, especially with respect to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students, families and communities. 7. Twelve most recent State Complaints brought against the Chicago Public School District 299 (CPS), finding CPS to be in violation of some provision of IDEA and/or corresponding part of the Illinois School Code, and the final letters of determination. 8. Twelve most recent Due Process Complaints, initiated against CPS, resulting in either a mediated settlement or published decision by an ISBE impartial hearing officer (IHO), in favor of the student and his or her parents. 9. Twelve most recent State Complaints brought against the Glencoe Public School District 35, as well as the letters of determination in those cases. 10. Twelve most recent Due Process Complaints, initiated by the Glencoe Public School District 35, along with the resulting outcome. 11. Twelve most recent Due Process Complaints, initiated by Parents (or other persons with standing) against the Glencoe Public School District 35, along with the resulting disposition of the case, either through State-sponsored mediation or hearing. 12. Records, indicating the total amount of federal IDEA funds requested by and reimbursed to the Glencoe Public School District 35 for the past ten years. 13. Records, indicating unresponsive FOIA requests made by ISBE on CPS, including any correspondence requesting compliance and resolution of FOIA violations by CPS. 
Yes (docs provided, directed to data on web)
14-189
12/31/2013 John O'Connor Associated Press Copies of any correspondence received by the superintendent’s administrative office since Jan. 1, 2010 from Sen. Bill Brady, Sen. Kirk Dillard, Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner, Tio Hardiman, Rep. Jil Tracy, Maria or Raymond Rodriguez, Evelyn or Raymond Sanguinetti, and Brunell Donald.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-188
12/24/2013 Thomas Kennedy Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy Records regarding the Dec. 17, 2013 decision of Dr. Koch to not certify and to close Tomorrow’s Builders YouthBuild Charter School effective at the conclusion of the current school year. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-187
12/23/2013 Leticia Pickens Northwestern University Archived school budgets for the following years: 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010-current. 
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-186
12/20/2013 Robert Bloch Dowd, Bloch & Bennett All documents upon which ISBE relied in its Oct. 24, 2013 findings in case no. 2013-0397, City of Chicago Systemic Complaint Speech/Language Caseloads, including attachments 1 and 2 and documents received from complainant and from the district. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-185
12/20/2013 Citizen Information on the applications submitted for and received to place teachers in positions
otherwise unfilled for the positions listed in her request.
 
14-184
12/19/2013 Citizen The educator credentials of Donna Chesser from Central Stickney School District #100.
No (no responsive docs)
14-183
12/18/2013 Wade Reinthaler State Farm Insurance Investments Maroa-Forsyth CUSD 2 FY 2013 financial statements. 
Yes (Excel)
14-182
12/18/2013 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune The full waiver application – including attachments, lists, spreadsheets, and any other documents – that was recently submitted to the U.S. Department of Education related to flexibility on “double testing,” so that students can field test PARCC exams but won’t have to take an additional state exam in 2014. If there have been any amendments since the initial application was sent, please include those as well. The application should include copies of all comments that ISBE received from LEAs in response to this notice are attached hereto and an attached spreadsheet of schools and districts.  
Yes (PDF1, Excel, PDF2, PDF3)
14-181
12/17/2013 Michael Rosenbaum University of Chicago The average cost of SES program per-pupil from the years 2002-03 to 2013-14.
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-180
12/17/2013 Jean Lotus Forest Park Review 1. The ISBE report and findings regarding special education services at Proviso Township High School District 209 in school year 2011-2012 and any reports following those reports. 2. A list of areas where D 209 was in non-compliance with IDEA or any other special ed regulations. A list of areas to be improved, including co-teaching, collaborating. ISBE's findings for the district. 3. The district's list of corrective actions taken to achieve compliance. 4. All findings and recommendations including co-taught courses, mainstreaming, RTI model improvements, and parent communication recommendations. Also, any other recommendations made to the district.
Yes (PDF)
14-179
12/16/2013 Joy Hail All documents from 2009-2013, including correspondence and reports, regarding the ELL and/or bilingual and/or dual language programs and curriculum at Diamond Lake School District #76 (including Fairhaven School, Diamond Lake School and West Oak Middle School), including, but not limited to, the review of the aforementioned programs that was conducted in the fall of 2013 and in 2010.
Yes (CD mailed)
14-178
12/13/2013 Deloris Morris The 2014 21st Century Learning Centers applications for the following organizations: Harold
Colbert Jones Memorial Community Center - Chicago Heights, Thornton Fractional THSD 215 – Calumet City Lansing, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago - Ford Heights and Chicago Public School District 299 – Chicago.
 
Yes (CDs mailed)
14-177
12/11/2013 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune 1. Any and all records which detail the total cost, to date, of the ELIS system, and the overall redesign of the TCIS and TSR systems (Please include billings that have not yet been paid). The total amount should include all expenditures incurred and paid to the main contractor and subcontractors, any contract renewals, and any repair work to correct system problems. 2. Any and all records, including memos, correspondence and emails, that detail problems , issues, complaints or concerns about the ELIS system, as well as a description and status of any and all repairs and improvements related to those concerns and issues. These records should include, but not be limited to, emails or correspondence between key members of the team working on ELIS between June 1, 2013 and the current date. Those team members should include Kellee Sullivan, Peter Godard, Don Evans, John Shake, Vicki Phillips and any
officials from Hupp Information Technologies or its subcontractors. 3. Copies of any letters,
correspondence, or emails sent to any educators related to security issues with the ELIS system.
Yes (CD mailed)
14-176
12/11/2013 Patricia Lopuszanski 1. Copy of Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative's Personnel Reimbursement reports that were filed with the ISBE as an original, amended and final report for 2010-2011; 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. 2. Copy of the distribution of funds released to Mid-Valley as documented and submitted to the ISBE for payment under the personal reimbursements reports for 2010-2011; 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. 3.Copies of any form of communication between Mid-Valley and the ISBE as it relates to the information reported on the Personnel Reimbursement reports for 2010-2011; 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. 4. Copies of any form of communication between the ISBE and the public related to the hiring and misreporting of teachers that were not properly grade level certified, highly qualified and/or held an LBS1 to teach in a general education classroom or in a special education program, or ESY as submitted to the ISBE on Mid Valley Special Education Cooperative's Personnel Reimbursement reports for 2010-2011; 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.5. Copy of any Personnel Reimbursement monitoring reports, audits or investigation conducted by the ISBE related to Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative's Personnel Reimbursement reports filed for 2010-2011; 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. 
Yes (docs provided, directed to data on web)
14-175
12/9/2013 Cindy Besecker All billing records created or used by Patricia Marino in Case No. 2013-0440 and all research performed by or at the request of Ms. Marino by ISBE for Case No. 2013-0440.  
Yes (PDF)
14-174
12/9/2013 Taryn McCook Greater Chicago Food Depository For all of Cook County for the 2012-2013 school year, the total number of breakfast meals, snacks, lunches, and/or dinners distributed to children via the National School Lunch Program, the NSLP After School Care Program, the School Breakfast Program, The Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Milk Program, Seamless Summer Option, and Illinois Free Lunch and Breakfast Program. A breakdown of number of free meals versus reduced-prices meals where applicable is requested as well.
Yes (Excel)
14-173
12/9/2013 Christopher Lewandowski  Illinois School Psychology Association The most updated listing of all public K-12 schools that includes: email addresses and contact names for school psychologists, email addresses and contact names for school principals and email addresses and contact names of district superintendents. 
Yes (Excel, directed to data on web)
14-172
12/4/2013 Samantha Hedges Voices for Illinois Children The list of FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Center grantee addresses, name of program director, and type of granted entity (e.g. school district, community-based organization, etc.) and the list of all FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Center addresses of sites being served by the FY13 grantees.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-171
12/4/2013 Jim Tarbet 1. The costs associated with the 5Essentials Survey 2. The survey itself - The questions and options (if any) 3. Summary Data for each school district statewide, specifying each by the RCDT Code 4. The Conclusions Report provided to ISBE.
Yes (docs provided)
14-170
12/3/2013 Janet Bandy Illinois Education Association The name of each Special Education and Vocational Center entity with corresponding RCDT codes for each year from 2006-2007 to 2013-2014.   
Yes (Excel, directed to data on web)
14-169
12/3/2013 Alden Snyder For the most recent three years available, the total enrollment statewide in K-12 schools, total enrollment in Chicago Public Schools (K-12), total enrollment in Naperville District 203 Schools ((K-12), total Special Education Complaints statewide in K-12 schools, total Special Education Complaints in Chicago Public Schools (K-12) and total Special Education Complaints in Naperville District 203 Schools (K-12).  
Yes (PDF, directed to data on web)
14-168
12/3/2013 Nolan Day The business names, addresses, email address, phone number and contact name for those businesses currently holding a DCFS license allowing them to operate a preschool or daycare center for preschoolers and the date and year to be renewed by.
No (no responsive docs)
14-167
12/2/2013 citizen   The list of schools indicating the positions for which they received authorization to employ teachers in positions otherwise unfilled. 
Yes (TXT)
14-166
12/2/2013 Courtney Verska SAS A copy of the winning proposal from IBM for the SBE Longitudinal DW RFP.  
Yes (PDF)
14-165
12/2/2013 Daniel Bastean   A copy of all documents, papers, writings, etc. regional superintendent Debra Niederhauser sent to the ISBE for review and consideration in September 2012: Illinois Program Accounting Manual used before 1994 and Quincy Public School District 1991-1992 Annual Financial Report. 
Yes (docs provided)
14-164
11/27/2013 Courtney Verska SAS Information regarding how SAS scored on the LDS DW RFP. 
Yes (PDF)
14-163
11/26/2013 Deborah Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates 1. A copy of or link to the ISBE’s “Behavioral Interventions in Schools: Guidelines for the Development of District Policies for Students with Disabilities,” June 1994, Memorandum = 94-25M. If this policy is no longer valid, requests copies of the replacement and/or superseding guidelines. 2. A copy of a behavioral guideline statement developed by an ISBE task force in or about 1986. 
Yes (docs mailed)
14-162
11/26/2013 Ryan Dean KSDK-TV Data that shows how many teens in Illinois played football for their high school for the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, including a specific breakdown for each school.
No (no responsive docs)
14-161
11/26/2013 Michael Rosenbaum University of Chicago The number of eligible students for Supplemental Education Services in Chicago Public Schools from the school years of 2001-02 to 2013-14. He also requests the number of students enrolled in SES programs for those years, as well as the number of accepted SES providers for CPS for those years, and the average number of attendance hours the enrolled students received. 
Yes (figures provided)
14-160
11/25/2013 Allison Reid-Niemiec   Data regarding School Incident Reporting System (SIRS) data, reporting requirements and
compliance as it applies to Belvidere Community Unit School District #100.
 
Yes (Excel)
14-159
11/25/2013 Kevin Elliott   Information about registered apprentices for Illinois Plasterers and Cement Mason's Local Union 18. 
No (no responsive docs)
14-158
11/25/2013 Christine Daniels Montgomery County Board An audio and/or transcript for two State Board of Education meetings: 1. Oct. 23, 2013 meeting in Carbondale and 2. Nov. 22, 2013 in Chicago.  
Yes (CD mailed)
14-157
11/22/2013 Michael Rosenbaum University of Chicago The number of eligible students for Supplemental Education Services in Chicago Public Schools for the school years of 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11.
Yes (figures provided)
14-156
11/21/2013 Joe Gallego   A list of approved providers for special educational disability and/or autistic (categories) needs that are in-state or out-of-state from 2008-2013. Also wants to know if the state and/or local school districts use taxpayer funds for special education disability needs for education and/or autistic children outside the state of Illinois.   
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-155
11/18/2013 Theresa Johnson   Twenty-eight items regarding the population, race and disabilities of tenured teachers, school employees, school board members, substitute teachers, etc. 
Partial denial, directed to data on web
14-154
11/18/2013 Peter Heimlich   1. A copy of the Jan. 12, 2000 letter from CPS Deputy Chief Education Officer Carlos Azcoitia to then State Superintendent Glenn W. McGee regarding an appropriation of $600,000 to the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF) for FY 2000 and his desire for the assistance to be reinstated in FY 2001as well as all records related to this letter, including emails. 2. All records associated with the $600,000 appropriation referenced in Dr. Azcoitia’s letter.  
Yes (PDF, directed to data on web)
14-153
11/18/2013 John Schneider University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A dataset composed of the variables of the Teacher Service Record for as many years as digital records are available, with no years going beyond the range 96/97-12/13, to include unique teacher identifying numbers allowing for the tracking of individual teachers over time in the TSR. 
Yes (CDs mailed)
14-152
11/18/2013 Charles McCoy   Records that show all schools that currently teach Adult or Teen Driver Education in Illinois that the ISBE oversees
No (no responsive docs)
14-151
11/18/2013 Michael Day   1. Records of the teachers by full names and positions for Wilmette school district 39 in the year 2009 as would be seen on your computer system or computer storage, when viewed with legally exempted material redact or papers records. 2. Records of the teachers by names and positions and fields working for Wilmette School District 39, in for the year 2010 as would be seen in your computer system or computer storage, when viewed with legally exempted material redacted or papers records. 3. Records of the teachers by full name and position and fields working in, for Wilmette School District 39 for the year 2011 as would be seen when viewing your computer displays or in when viewing computer storage records with legally exempted material removed or paper record. 4. Records of the teachers by full name and position and fields working in, for Wilmette School District 39 for the year 2012 as seen when viewed on your computers with legally exempted material removed or when viewing those record on computer storage of copies of paper records. 5. Records of the teachers by full name and position and fields working in/for Wilmette School District 39 for the year 2013 as seen while viewing your computers with legally exempted material redacted or while viewing computer storage records, or copies of paper records. 6. Records of a list of  information that districts are to send by any methods and a record showing those methods, to you yearly concerning their teachers. 7. Include a certified statement the records are true and authentic by some familiar with the records.
Yes (directed to data on web, informed of copy cost)
14-150
11/18/2013 Laef Lorton Wittman and Lorton, P.C. Electronic copies of any and all documentation, correspondence and/or emails related to Dennis R. “Ryan” Plattenberger and/or any investigation of Dennis R. “Ryan” Plattenberger by ISBE.
Yes (docs provided)
14--149
11/18/2013 Anne Davy Bowers University of Illinois An excel document with the following information for all public school districts in Illinois for the 2011-12 school year: District name, District RCDTS code, District type (elementary, high school, unit), Urban-centric locale code for each district, Total number of students per district, Total number of low income students per district, Total number of students by race per district, Total number of students with IEPs by race per district, Number of students with IEPs by disability category per district, Overall student performance gap for each district (as found in Special education profile), Number in <40% LRE category per district, Number in <40% LRE category by race/ethnicity in each district, Instructional Expenditure per pupil for each district, Operating Expenditure per pupil for each district and Most recent available dropout rate per district. 
Yes (directed to data on the web)
14-148
11/15/2013 Jennifer Schaefer   1. A list of all school bus drivers by full name (including middle name or middle initial) and by bus company, who took the annual refresher training in 2012 and 2013 in Will County. Please include corresponding city bus company is located in, as some companies have multiple locations. The listing should be for those individuals currently transporting students to and from schools within Illinois, as certified by the Regional Office of Education Program's School Bus Driver Training or a third party tester, and the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles. 2. A list of all school bus drivers, by full name (including middle name of middle initial) and by bus company who were given their initial training in 2012 and 2013 in Will County. 
Yes (Excel)
14-147
11/14/2013 Monique Garcia Chicago Tribune 1. All invoices and billings submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education by the Vallas Group and its subcontractors. 2. All reports submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education by the Vallas Group and its subcontractors, including but not limited to those relating to the contract outlined in solicitation notice 22024366, including but not limited to quarterly progress reports. 3. All communications, including but not limited to letters, e-mail, fax and phone logs from the Vallas Group and its subcontractors to officials at the Illinois State Board of Education.  4. Any reports made by ISBE regarding the status of the Vallas Group contract, including but not limited to the post-performance contract review, as well as corrections of service to the contract.  
Yes (CD mailed)
14-146
11/13/2013 Federico Waitoller University of Illinois at Chicago The enrollments of LEP and non-LEP students in each disability category at the state level from 2006 to the most recent year available.
Yes (Excel)
14-145
11/12/2013 Dave McKinney Chicago Sun-Times Copies of any emails, correspondence, reports and any other work product produced by The Vallas Group in relation to a contract it had with the Illinois State Board of Education.
Yes (CD provided)
14-144
11/12/2013 John McDonough   1. Publicly released or distributed comments or statements, including press releases, regarding the cost or expense of providing the new format of school and district report cards; and 2. Publicly released or distributed comments or statements, including press releases, regarding the cost of including the writing portion of the ACT as part of the PSAE examination. Please include such comments or statements at the time when state funding of that the writing portion was discontinued.  
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-143
11/7/2013 Daniel Bastean   Nine e-mail communications with Lemont Bromberek CSD 113A he says ISBE retained regarding the negative cash balances in the budgets for fiscal year 2008. 
Yes (docs mailed)
14-142
11/6/2013 Amy Zimmerman Health & Disability Advocates The records that identify the state(s) referenced in specific statements in paragraph 2 on “Page 95-11” of the 6/17/13 revised version of the plenary packet prepared for the Board meeting on June 19-20, 2013 identified as “Agenda Topic: Discussion Item: Part 226 (Special Education, Materials: Recommended Rules” and copies of specific citations to the information presented. Also requests the “simulation exercise” referenced on page 5-1 of the plenary packet prepared for the Oct. 23, 2013 ISBE meeting, listed under “Agenda Topic: Discussion on Class Size and Case Load, Materials: Simulations for Assignment of Students with Disabilities.”
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-141
11/5/2013 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of several Head Start sites currently funded by Henry Booth House.
Yes (Excel)
14-140
11/4/2013 Jennifer Schaefer   1. A list of all school bus drivers by name and by bus company, who took the annual refresher training in 2012 and 2013 in Cook County. The listing should be for those individuals currently transporting students to and from schools within Illinois, as certified by the Regional Office of Education Program's School Bus Driver Training or a third party tester, and the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles. Please also include the corresponding home zip code of school bus drivers that completed this training. 2.A list of all school bus drivers, by name and by bus company who were given their initial training in 2012 and 2013 in Cook County. The listing should be for those individuals currently transporting students to and from schools within Illinois, as certified by the Regional Office of Education Program's School Bus Driver Training or a third party tester, and the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles. Please also include the corresponding home zip code of school bus drivers that completed this training.  
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-139
11/1/2013 Kristy Pfaffinger Renaissance Learning Information summarizing what percentage of students at each Illinois school fell into each of the four ISAT achievement levels for Math and Reading assessments given in the 2012/2013 school year. 
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-138
10/31/2013 Rebecca Harris Catalyst Chicago Access to and a copy of an Excel file listing all Chicago Public Schools educators and administrators who have approval from ISBE to evaluate teachers or principals (meaning they have passed the online certification program.)
Yes (Excel)
14-137
10/30/2013 John Kugler Substance News A list or record(s) of all information from January 2000 to October 2013 in regards to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.134 -- Persistently dangerous schools. The State Board of Education shall maintain data and publish a list of persistently dangerous schools on an annual basis.  
Yes (docs provided)
14-136
10/29/2013 Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn 
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
14-135
10/29/2013 Mark Greenblatt Scripps News 1. A  copy, in electronic form, of any data kept  (databases, spreadsheets, etc.) detailing the number of standardized test booklets given out each year that are reported lost, missing, or unaccounted for (in regards to secure tests for which an inventory is completed and/or tracked). 2. A  copy of any summary or statistical annual reports detailing the annual number and type of lost, missing, or otherwise unaccounted for standardized tests given out for the last five years. 3. Any reports—if they exist—which would indicate if the tests that were previously reported as lost-- have ever been found.
Yes (docs provided, Excel)
14-134
10/28/2013 Molly Beck Wisconsin State Journal 1. Number of Chicago Public Schools students transferring out of the district during the 2012-13 school year with an exit code 19. 2. For each student, the last school in CPS attended before transferring out.
Yes (PDF)
14-133
10/28/2013 Daniel Bastean   Copies of several e-mails he sent to us as well as a copy of all communications, including but not limited to e-mails, faxes, letters, etc., to and from Lemont Bromberek CSD 113A and the ISBE in regards to negative cash balances in the budgets for fiscal years 2006 to 2011; a copy of the ISBE's mandate, School Code, and all court cases in regards to permanent transfers from the Working Cash Fund; and a copy of the ISBE's exemption the Quincy Public School District was not required to correct the Education Fund's negative $1,085,867 beginning cash balance reported in the Amended 2008-2009 Budget.
Yes (docs mailed)
14-132
10/25/2013 Nicholas Eder Taher, Inc. A current list of public school districts where a Food Service Management Company is contracted to provide the nutritional services, including the school district name, name of the Food Service Management Company and start and expiration date of their current contract.
Yes (Excel)
14-131
10/24/2013 Brett Wiese   A paper copy of all Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Sponsors Administrative Review Findings and the Responses from the Sponsors to the findings from Oct. 1, 2006 to Oct. 1, 2013.
Informed of copy cost
14-130
10/23/2013 Steven Landek   1. The amount of money Indian springs School District 109 was legally obligated to make available for Supplemental Education Services for students in the school year 2012-2013.  2. The amount of this money actually spent on underperforming students in the form of Supplemental Education Services. 3. The justification given for the gap between the money spent on underperforming students and the legally obligated amount. 4. How many students were given these Supplemental Education Services. 5. How many students were denied Supplemental Education Services. 6. The contact information for the person in charge of SES at Indian Springs.
Yes (information provided)
14-129
10/22/2013 Julie Tarsa Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C. Copies of any all applicable payment bonds on the following project in progress: Luther Schilling School remodel in the Hommer Community Consolidated School District. 
No (no responsive docs)
14-128
10/21/2013 Randy Giddens   A copy of Creve Coeur School District 76’s final expenditure report for the School Energy Efficiency Project Grant. 
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-127
10/21/2013 Jessica Thomas University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A list of all schools and districts closed or consolidated after the 2012-2013 school year (changes that take effect during the 2013-2014 school year). This would include your school codes (Reg, Cty, Dist, Type, Sch) as well as district/school name, address, city, and zip code.  
Yes (Excel)
14-126
10/21/2013 Citizen   The names and addresses of all elementary schools (pre-K through 8) in the state. 
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-125
10/15/2013 Anna Ziegler McLean County Farm Bureau The following for elementary schools in McLean County:  1. Number of classrooms/sections by grade level kindergarten through sixth grade 2. Number of certified teachers kindergarten through sixth grade. 
14-124
10/15/2013 Jay May EduAnalytics The following for the 2010-2011 school year: 1. Special Education enrollment for the aggregate of all school districts (exclusive of charter schools), and separately for the aggregation of all charter schools in the state. 2. Title 1 (school-wide) and Title 1 (non-school-wide) enrollment for the aggregate of all school districts (exclusive of charter schools), and separately for the aggregation of all charter schools in the state. 3. Enrollment for students qualifying for Free & Reduced Meals (the total of both) for the aggregate of all school districts (exclusive of charter schools), and separately for the aggregation of all charter schools in the state.
Yes (figures provided)
14-123
10/15/2013 Rachel Janik Northwestern University The Johnsburg School District's school board minutes for the meeting on March 16, 2010, including the minutes of the closed session.
No (no responsive docs)
14-122
10/15/2013 Hillary Thomas Northwestern University A log of all FOIA requests concerning the distribution rates of stimulant medications at Northwestern University between September 2012 and September 2013. 
No (No responsive docs)
14-121
10/15/2013 Kalina Silverman Northwestern University A log of all FOIA requests (between September 2012 and September 2013) about Northwestern University
No (no responsive docs)
14-120
10/10/2013 Eunice Ro Northwestern University A copy of all documents containing the hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action and termination of Paul Weil, a former teacher and dean of students at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois (District 125)
Yes (docs provided)
14-119
10/10/2013 Jenna Morton WQAD The number of teachers who received a pay raise for having a Master's degree in the following districts for the 2013 school year:  Moline School District No. 40 and Rock Island/Milan School District No. 41
No (no responsive docs)
14-118
10/9/2013 Natasha Loder The Economist Copies of the reports presented by the University of Chicago to ISBE covering the survey of schools in the state. These reports may be titled something like: State Climate Survey, or State Climate Survey on the Five Essentials
No
14-117
10/9/2013 Scott Reeder Illinois Policy Institute Licensure discipline files for seven individuals
Yes (docs provided)
14-116
10/9/2013 Dana Duke Capitol Strategies Consulting The following information related to Redesign of the ISBE Teacher Certification System and Teacher Service Records System, Reference #22021553, first offered 4/28/11 and awarded to Hupp Information Technologies: 1. Copy of original proposal submitted by Hupp Technologies; 2. Copy of ISBE contract awarded to Hupp Technologies; and 3. If Cost for initial term and renewals is not included in proposal/award, please provide
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
14-115
10/9/2013 Cassie Walker Burke Chicago Magazine 1. A copy of every Charter School Report Information Form submitted by the UNO Charter School Network to the Illinois State Board of Education for the following school years: 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013. 2. A copy of any and all campus-specific Charter School Report Information Forms submitted by the UNO Charter School Network for the following school years: 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
14-114
10/9/2013 Ross Weidner ABC7 Chicago Access to and a copy of the reports that are supposed to be linked on the website for the School Incident Reporting system, including attacks on school personnel, drug-related incidents in schools and firearms in schools
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-113
10/8/2013 Cindy Besecker   IHO Patricia Marino’s application for employment as an IHO with ISBE
Yes (PDF)
14-112
10/8/2013 Janet Bandy Illinois Education Association 1. An Access link to a database containing a copy of the 2012-2013 Budget files for all Illinois school districts, including Joint Agreements. 2. The 2012-2013 AFR cell reference file. 3. The 2012-2013 Budget cell reference file
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-111
10/3/2013 Mercedes Parks   The Teacher Service Record regarding Towanna Butler for the years 1995 to 1999
Yes (Excel)
14-110
10/3/2013 Dan Blom WBBM-TV A list of teachers and the investigative reports/ findings for those teachers who have been accused and/or disciplined for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. He would like this material for the past 5-years from Schools in Chicago and the Five collar counties (Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will)
Yes (CD mailed)
14-109
10/2/2013 Sara Mauk Mauk & O'Connor All training materials for hearing officers contracted by ISBE for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) administrative hearings, including all materials/handouts, manuals, etc. from the 2/25/2013 forward or any other training dates after 2/25/2013 through the present.  This includes training materials for new hearing officers and regular trainings from 2/25/2013 forward to the present
Yes (docs provided)
14-108
10/2/2013 Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn 
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
14-107
10/2/2013 Julie Day   Any written reprimands that had been given to Angie Finkenbinder during her time at the Odell School District. 2. Specifically referencing the attached document, per item number 12 listed on the Jan. 19, 2009 Odell School Board minutes, any reports/findings of the ISBE and school district’s attorney investigation as well
No (no responsive docs)
14-106
10/2/2013 Martin Lueken University of Arkansas TSR panel data going back to 1980 that he previously requested to now include RCDTS codes
Yes (CD mailed)
14-105
10/1/2013 Maria Fitzpatrick National Bureau of Economic Research TSR data from 1971 to 2012 school years with an identifying variable that links employees across years
Yes (CD mailed)
14-104
10/1/2013 Elisabeth Solomon  Information Action Center A spreadsheet that includes current unexpended and unobligated Title 1 funds for each Chicago Public School
No (no responsive docs)
14-103
9/30/2013 Samantha Hedges Voices for Illinois Children The list of FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees in Illinois as well as the list of all FY 2013 21st CCLC sites being served by the FY 2013 grantees in Illinois
Yes (PDF)
14-102
9/30/2013 Katrina Adams AmericCorps VISTA, FIRST A ranked list of all low-income schools in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs
Directed to data on web
14-101
9/30/2013 Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn 
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
14-100
9/25/2013 Sheri Strohl   A copy of the documents reviewed in the general session of Heyworth Community Unit School District Four’s August (8/21/2013) and September (9/18/2013) Board of Education meetings
No (no responsive docs)
14-099
9/23/2013 Citizen   A hard copy of the Illinois Handbook of Government, 2013-2014
No (directed to another agency)
14-098
9/23/2013 Kristy Pfaffinger Renaissance Learning Information summarizing what percentage of students at each Illinois school fell into each of the four ISAT achievement levels for Math and Reading assessments given in the 2012-2013 school year
No
14-097
9/23/2013 Julie Day   The entire investigation results by the ISBE into former Superintendent Ty Wolf and his actions during his employment with the Odell School District.
No (no responsive docs)
14-096
9/20/2013 Jim Mathes Illinois Federation of State Office Educators, Local 3236 A copy of the Jan. 23-24, 2013 ISBE Board meeting recording in the electronic MP3 format.
Yes (CD mailed)
14-095
9/20/2013 Jim Mathes Illinois Federation of State Office Educators, Local 3236 A list of salaries - including the name of the individual holding the position, the salary of that person or his or her replacement on July 1 of each fiscal year, the dame and amount of any change in base salary that may have occurred during each of the fiscal years , regardless of whether the same individual held the position at the time the salary changed – for all non-union ISBE employees, including the State Superintendent, executive staff members, assistant superintendents and division administrators for Fiscal Years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, please provide for each position/person, the amount of any one-time bonuses awarded and the year in which said bonus was provided. Lastly, please identify any other compensation provided to each individual and its value (i.e., work at home allowance, housing reimbursement, memberships or professional organization stipends)
Yes (docs mailed)
14-094
9/19/2013 Heriberto Lopez Alberola   Numerous records regarding Due Process Hearing Officers and Due Process Hearing Officer training
Yes (docs provided)
14-093
9/19/2013 Rebecca Harris Catalyst Chicago 1.The number of teachers in training with Provisional Alternative Teaching Certificates and Resident Teaching Certificates from each of the following programs - Chicago Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, National Teacher Education Center and Academy for Urban School Leadership – who were working in each school in CPS during the most recent year that you have data available. 2. The number of graduates from each of the following programs who now have regular teacher licenses - Chicago Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, National Teacher Education Center and Academy for Urban School Leadership - who were working in each school in CPS during the most recent year that you have data available
No (no responsive docs)
14-092
9/16/2013 Barbara Chiles   A copy of the Pupil Transportation Claim and Reimbursement reports for the Mercer County School District 404 for fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-091
9/13/2013 Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn 
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
14-090
9/12/2013 Steven Garris   A copy of the Federal and State Monitoring audit of Special Ed for Beach Park District 3
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-089
9/12/2013 Federico Waitoller University of Illinois at Chicago Enrollments of special education students break down by LEP or non LEP status for all districts in the state of IL and all schools in the city of Chicago
Yes (Excel)
14-088
9/11/2013 Francis Tighe   1.Those standards promulgated by the Board of Education in accordance with Section 3 of the now-repealed Private Business and Vocational Schools Act, 105 ILCS 425/3, which were in effect at any time during the time period that began on Jan. 1, 2004 and ended on Dec. 31, 2009; and 2. Those rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Education in accordance with Section 15 of the same now-repealed Private Business and Vocational Schools Act, 105 ILCS 425/15, which were in effect at any time during the same time period, beginning on Jan. 1, 2004 and ending on Dec. 31, 2009
Yes (PDF)
14-087
9/10/2013 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of several Head Start sites currently funded by Henry Booth House
Yes (Excel)
14-086
9/9/2013 Cyndi Trostin   Information on the reporting by Beach Park Consolidated School District #3 on the number of teachers in the District who are assigned to teach core subjects and who are not highly qualified, or not endorsed for such subjects, for the most recent 3 years available. She would also like this information, generally, for Lake County
Yes (docs provided)
14-085
9/9/2013 Parent   The number of Due process cases (without requesting names) are currently ongoing/pending and a summary of the reason for both District #100 and District #222 and how many Due Process cases have been finalized for District #100 and District #222 in the past 12 months to current date, and the outcome of each of Due Process case
Yes (information provided)
14-084
9/6/2013 John Kugler Substance News Any and all certification information for the following Chicago Public Schools administrators: 1.Theresa Plascencia  2. Suzanne Mazenis-Luzzi 3. Gladys Rodriguez
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-083
9/5/2013 Michael Rodriguez Enlace Chicago 1. A breakdown by race and ethnicity of the 3,674 individuals who have used their ACT score of 22 or better in lieu of TAP since July 2012. 2. A breakdown by race and ethnicity of the 537 individuals who took the ACT + Writing since July 2012 and have used their 22 or better score in lieu of TAP. 3. A breakdown by race and ethnicity of the 160 individuals who have used their SAT score of 1030 in lieu of TAP since July 2012. 4. A breakdown by race and ethnicity of the seven individuals who took the SAT since July 2012 and have used their composite score of 1030 in lieu of TAP. 5. A breakdown by race and ethnicity of all additional persons, in addition to the 3,674 for ACT and 160 for SAT mentioned above, who have used a 22 or better ACT score or a 1030 SAT score since the data above was provided by ISBE in late May 2013. 6. Quarterly posting on the ISBE website of these data on individuals using a 22 or better score on ACT+ Writing and a 1030 score on SAT in lieu of TAP, broken out by race and ethnicity
No (no responsive docs)
14-082
9/4/2013 Lora Wolff Western Illinois University Requests the Names, Building, Building Address (street, city, zip), County and email address for all Illinois teachers for the 2013-2014 school year
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-081
9/4/2013 Scott Reeder Illinois Policy Institute Hearing officer reports on all tenured teacher dismissals in 2012 and 2013
Yes (docs provided)
14-080
9/4/2013 Scott Reeder Illinois Policy Institute The names of all educators who have had their teaching certificates suspended or revoked due to a work-related felony from Jan. 1, 2003, to the present
Yes (CD provided, PDF)
14-079
9/3/2013 Kevin David Rubenstein Loyola University Chicago  A listing of names and contact information for individuals holding the title of Superintendent of Schools within public school districts that serve students in grades kindergarten through twelve
Yes (Excel)
14-078
9/3/2013 Jugal Trivedi   The bid made by the Illinois Migrant Council for the Illinois Migrant Education Services
Yes (PDF)
14-077
9/3/2013 Scott Crowe   A copy of the plan that was submitted by Algonquin Consolidated School District 158 for the Arts and Foreign Language (AFL) Assistance Grant it was awarded in the amount of $73,295 for “Continuing Implementation Project
Yes (PDF)
14-076
9/3/2013 April de Mata GovWin IQ A copy of the finalized contract with Marucco, Stoddard, Ferenbach and Walsh, Inc for the Illinois Longitudinal Data System Knowledge Management System Implementation Project (Solicitation #22030006)
Yes (PDF)
14-075
9/3/2013 Lora Wolff Western Illinois University The name, district, district address, county and email address for all Illinois central office administrators (including superintendents) for the 2013-2014 school year
No (no responsive docs)
14-074
9/3/2013 Lora Wolff Western Illinois University The names, building, building address, county and email address for all Illinois principals for the 2013-2014 school year
Yes (Excel)
14-073
8/30/2013 Anonymous   Information regarding when Dana Wiley, a teacher at Washburne Middle School in Winnetka District 36, was certified and what certifications she possesses
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-072
8/29/2013 Said Panangadan InfoGlaze Inc. Copies of the winning bidder RFPs for the SBE: Entity Profile System Programmer Analyst RFP
Yes (PDF)
14-071
8/28/2013 Patricia Lopuszanski   1. Travel request forms (for all in-state and out-of-state travel costs) with all back up documentation submitted to the ISBE from the following school districts for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 school year and copies of the approved travel forms signed off and approved by the ISBE for school district employees and administrators:  1) Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative; 2) Batavia CUSD 101; 3) Burlington CUSD 30; 4) Kaneland CUSD 302; 5) St. Charles CUSD 303, and 6) Geneva CUSD 304. Please include any travel requests made for out of the country as well. 2. Travel request forms (for all in state and out-of-state travel costs) with all back up documentation  submitted to the ISBE for the current school year, 2013/2014 submitted by the following school districts and copies of the approved travel forms signed off and approved by the ISBE for school district employees and administrators:  1) Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative; 2) Batavia CUSD 101; 3)  Burlington CUSD 301; 4) Kaneland CUSD 302; 5) St. Charles CUSD 303 and 6) Geneva CUSD 304.  Please include any travel requests made for out of the country. 3. List of travel requests (for all in-state and out-of-state travel costs) that were not approved by the ISBE for 2011/2012; 2012/2013 and the current school year 2013/2014 broken down by the school districts in the State of Illinois with the reason why
Yes (PDF)
14-070
8/27/2013 Diann Denton Timberline Billing Service A data file listing all public school districts and educational cooperatives that received Medicaid funds for school-based FFS over the past three years. I am requesting the name of district/cooperative, address, amount received each of the three years, and the name of their current FFS vendor to be included in the date file
No (no responsive docs)
14-069
8/27/2013 Alexander Shindler Novo Law Firm Documents including complaints regarding the Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School, complaints regarding the Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School of Chicago, complaints regarding the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago, a copy of the specific complaint that some private school students submitted to the City of Chicago School District 299, etc.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
14-068
8/23/2013 Said Panangadan InfoGlaze Inc. The points scored by Infloglaze and Capitol Strategies Consulting for the SBE: Entity Profile System Programmer Analyst RFP
Yes (Excel)
14-067
8/26/2013 Michael Whitlow   Any and all official records pertaining to Denise Kozell and her certification as “groom instructor,” dated Jan. 20, 2002 as shown in the photograph of the said certificate (please see attached request). Please include the expiration date, if any, and the name of the official from the ISBE who signed the said certificate
No (no responsive docs)
14-066
8/26/2013 Jerrine Roderique Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics The name, district name, district mailing address, email address, and phone number of all Illinois public elementary, middle or junior school and high school principals
Yes (Excel)
14-065
8/26/2013 Daniel Bastean   A copy of the Quincy Public School District's budget documents appropriating the following loan payments reported in the 2010 Annual Statement of Affairs: $700,000 payment (Mercantile Bank); $3,200,000 payment (Mercantile Trust & Savings); and $8,320,802 payment (First Bankers Trust Co.). Also, a copy of the budget documents appropriating these loans, and the Annual Financial Report documents reporting these loans and payments
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-064
8/26/2013 Rajesh Gupta Advent Business Company, Inc. A copy of the evaluation process for RFSP # 22030280 “ILDS Metadata Management System Implementation
Yes (Excel)
14-063
8/26/2013 Vincent Saviano   Copies of any Annexation or Detachment Petitions AND Orders filed or issued by the Illinois State Board of Education from 1947 until the present pertaining to Districts 13,15, 87, and 108
No (no responsive docs)
14-062
8/23/2013 Vincent Saviano   Documentation as to what date his home address was switched from residing in District 13 to District 15 and from Lake Park High School District  108 to District 87
No (no responsive docs)
14-061
8/23/2013 Diane Rado and Christy Gutowski Chicago Tribune All notifications that an individual has committed an intentional act of abuse or neglect as such as defined in Section 3 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and that such misconduct has resulted in his resignation or termination received by ISBE/the State Superintendent from school district superintendents in Illinois since PA-431 became law
No
14-060
8/22/2013 Janet Bandy Illinois Education Association An excel file listing the following data for each school district in the state for 2011-12: RCDT, Local Revenue, State Revenue, Federal Revenue, Total Receipts, Instruction Dollars spent, Gen Admin Dollars Spent, Sup Services spent, All other Expenditures, TOTAL Expenses, Real EAV 2011, EAV per pupil, EAV PP rank, Formula Type, Total Tax rate 2011, Total Tax rate rank, Operating tax rate 2011, OTR rank, OEPP, OEPP Rank, Per Cap Tuition Charge, PCTC Rank and ADA
Yes (Excel)
14-059
8/21/2013 Brian Costin Illinois Policy Institute 1. Any and all documents the Illinois State Board of Education has in relation to School Bus Safety, including statistics on how many kids are injured or killed in relation to school transportation related crashes. 2. Any and all documents referenced by or known to the Illinois State Board of Education related to stop-arm cameras. 3. In regards to a May 2, 2012 memo from Cinda Meneghetti, State Director of Pupil Transportation with the subject line of “Illegal Passing Survey to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012” – a. The names, positions email and/or mailing address of everyone this memo was sent to, b. any and all documentation and contact information of the “groups putting together proposed language to amend the law in the Illinois Vehicle Code...” and c. any communication to and from the groups mentioned in question 3b and Cinda Meneghetti since January 1, 2010. 4. Any and all communications to and from State Director of Pupil Transportation Cinda Meneghetti, State Superintendent Christopher Koch, Board Chair Gery Chico, and board members Steven Gilford, Dr. Vinni Hall, James Baumann, Dr. Andrea Brown, Dr. David Fields, Melina LaBarre, Curt Bradshaw or any other former board member referencing “stop-arm cameras” or “stop arm cameras” or any communication to and from any companies, and their affiliates, known to produce stop-arm cameras since January 1, 2010
Yes (docs mailed)
14-058
8/21/2013 Walter Stanton SCGI Corporation  A copy of the cost allocation/skill set as described in the Entity Profile System Programmer Analyst RFP
Yes (Excel)
14-057
8/20/2013 Janet Bandy Illinois Education Association - NEA 1. The 2012-2013 Teacher Service Record-Public Data Set 2. The 2011-2012 AFR data files for K-12 districts including joint agreements 3. The 2012-2013 best three months ADA. In prior years this file was titled “12-13 B3MADA”. 4. The tax year 2011 limiting rates used in the FY 2014 GSA calculation. 5. The 2012-2013 Excel file of Educational Entities (or directory)
Directed to data on web
14-056
8/20/2013 Lisa Alley   A FOIA that was sent through ISBE submitted by Lisa Alley in regards to reports made regarding harassment while attending Harold  Washington College
Yes (docs provided)
14-055
8/19/2013 Patricia Lopuszanski   1. Copy of Personnel Reimbursement Report and any revisions for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 filed and funds disbursed by the ISBE for Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative. 2. ALOP disbursement total and date released on behalf of Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative through the Kane County ROE. 3. Copy of line item expenses using IDEA funding and Title 1 funding filed by Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. 4. Copies of all e-mails and any form of communication from the ISBE to Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative as it relates to IDEA audit, IEP audit, and investigating the personnel reimbursement disbursements for teachers that were not highly qualified and certified in their grade level as reported to the ISBE for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 and for the current school year as it applies
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-054
8/19/2013 Michael Novak   A copy of the ISBE Special Education Services' Visitors' Log at 100 N. First St., N-253, Springfield, IL Visitors Log for October 5, 2010, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.
No (no responsive docs)
14-053
8/19/2013 Laurie Scott Champaign Community Unit School District #4 1. For Advanced Placement Classes – College and Career for All Students Program: A. A list of entities that submitted a proposal in response to  ISBE’s October 4, 2012 RFP which includes the numeric ranking of each applicant’s proposal and amount of grant award as applicable as well as B. A copy of reviewer comments and their numeric ranking for Champaign Community Unit School District #4’s proposal submitted to ISBE on December 5, 2012. 2. For Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Summer Workshop/Institute (WIP5) Program: A. A list of entities that submitted a proposal in response to  ISBE’s November 19, 2012 RFP which includes the numeric ranking of each applicant’s proposal and amount of grant award as applicable as well as a B.  A copy of reviewer comments and numeric ranking for Champaign Community Unit School District #4’s WIP 5 proposal submitted to ISBE on December 14,  2012. 3. For Truant’s Alternative and Optional Education Program: A. A list of entities that submitted a proposal in response to  ISBE’s March 2013 RFP which includes a the numeric ranking of each “new” applicant’s proposal and  the  amount of grant award (as applicable) + a listing of all entities receiving FY14 TAEOP funding (entity + funding amount) B. A copy of reviewer comments and numeric ranking for Champaign Community Unit School District #4’s TAOEP proposal submitted to ISBE on April 22, 2013
14-052
8/19/2013 Kathryn Vander Broek Hinshaw & Culbertson Copies of board resolutions for withdrawals from special education cooperatives that the ISBE has on file since Aug. 2009 when the voluntary withdrawal process was incorporated in to Section 10-22.31 of the School Code and related special education compliance filings associated with the ISBE
Yes (PDF)
14-051
8/19/2013 Grandparent   From Earle Elementary School, 2040 W. 62nd St. in Chicago, 1. PAC and NCLB information, who are the PAC members, when are the PAC Meeting 2. Who is the CWIP Committee. while will she not have a community meeting about the budget 3. School Budget, What is the amount for the transition for community 4. Position report 5 . Bucket Report 6. Teachers certification report  who have STEM certification 7. Wellness certification and committee
No (directed to another agency)
14-050
8/19/2013 Molly Beck State Journal-Register 1. Any contract between ISBE and AIR related to the Center for School Improvement.2. A Center for School Improvement staff list. 3. A breakdown of all paid or currently anticipated (annual or one-time) expenses related to Center for School Improvement including but not limited to individual staff salaries  
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-049
8/15/2013 Valerie Keener Illinois Department of Natural Resources A list of e-mail addresses for all public and non-public school principals
Yes (Excel)
14-048
8/15/2013 Sarah Butrymowicz The Hechinger Report A list of the databases that ISBE maintains and the record layouts for those databases
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-047
8/15/2013 Citizen   The credentials of Renée Stein and Jeff McHugh from Arlington Heights School District 25.  Also, she would like to know who was listed as the district librarian for the school year 2012-2013 for Hazel Crest School District 152 1/2
Yes (PDF)
14-046
8/14/2013 Brian Sims   The names of all current certified substitute teachers and the certification number in excel  or .csv format
Yes (Excel)
14-045
8/13/2013 Brian Brueggemann Belleville News-Democrat For the East St. Louis District 189 Financial Oversight Panel, 1.Totals paid per year for the purpose of lobbying, since 2000. 2. The names of the individuals or entities paid for lobbying services, since 2000
No (no responsive docs)
14-044
8/13/2013 Michael Novak   All responses from SEA to IPCRB/ISBE with respect to his blowing the whistle (in August 2012 regarding SEA's co-founders' billing practices. He says he’s looking for documents where SEA admits that the Program Supervisor expenses are (or aren't if SEA again reversed its position) non-reimbursable
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-043
8/13/2013 Michael Novak   1. All ISBE/IPCRB documents related to the affidavit/complaint I sent to Mr. Boyd Fergurson on Sept. 27, 2012. It should include any and all responses from the Illinois Attorney General's Office. 2. Any and all SEA documents that were sent in response to the aforementioned affidavit/complaint
No
14-042
8/9/2013 Sarah Bjelland Macon County Education Coalition A list of all public all high schools by county including their RCDTS code to include the number of 4-year high school graduates for the public high school for the school years beginning with 2001-2002 through 2012-2013
Yes (Excel)
14-041
8/9/2013 Dakota Cintron National Institute for Early Education Research Retention numbers (number of students held back by grade) for each grade at the state-level for the most recent year available
Yes (Excel)
14-040
8/8/2013 Citizen   Information on professional educator licenses and endorsements for 14 individuals employed by Downers Grove School District 58
Yes (PDF)
14-039
8/8/2013 Scott Schwartz  Loyola University Chicago  The number of students in each Illinois K-8 district, excluding CPS District 299, and the superintendent's contact information (school mailing address, email, and phone number) of each district and the number of K-5 teachers in each of the districts if possible
Yes (Excel, directed to data on web)
14-038
8/8/2013 Andrew Finko Andrew Finko, P.C. 1.Guides or other documents that were prepared by ISBE incidental to the elections occurring in the years 2009, 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993, and 1989, that stated the eligibility qualifications for candidates seeking to be elected as a School District's Board of Education Member. 2. Memos, reports, letters, complaints, decisions, or other documents dated during the last ten years from ISBE's general counsel regarding the eligibility qualifications to run for and/or hold the elected office of School District Board of Education Member; 3. Memos, reports, letters, complaints, decisions, or other documents dated during the last ten years  from ISBE that reference or define the eligibility qualifications to be a candidate for and/or hold the elected office of School District Board of Education Member; 4. Meeting minutes for meetings of the ISBE during the last ten years that reference or include the words "infamous crime" or "felony" as used in 10 ILCS 5/25-2(5) or 10 ILCS 5/29-15 or 105 ILCS 5/10-11(5); 5. Meeting minutes for meetings of the ISBE during the last ten years that reference or address the eligibility qualifications to be a candidate for and/or hold the elected office of School District Board of Education Member; 6. Memos, reports, letter, complaints, decisions, or other documents dated during the last ten years from ISBE's general counsel that reference or include one or more of the following citations, 105 ILCS 5/10-10 or 105 ILCS 5/10-11(5); 7. Memos, reports, letters, complaints, or other documents dated during the last ten years, that reference or contain citations to the following statutes:10 ILCS 5/25-2(5), 10 ILCS 5/29-15, 105 ILCS 5/10-10, and/or 105 ILCS 5/10-11(5)
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-037
8/2/2013 Ken Webb   All records of filing of any due process complaint and subsequent decisions to ISBE, including motions existing in all complaints before, during and after a final decision, for the last 10 years
No
14-036
8/5/2013 Lori Manning HEALTH EDucation Network The mailing addresses and/or email addresses for school counselors, school nurses, school occupational therapists, school physical therapists, school psychologists, school social workers, school speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and special education directors in the state of Illinois, active and resident only
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-035
8/5/2013 Michael Novak   1.Any and all emails to/from D.D. Fischer from/to ISBE/IPCRB during the last 7 years. 2. Any and all emails to/From Brooke Whitted from/to ISBE/IPCRB during the last 7 years  
14-034
8/5/2013 Daniel Bastean   A copy of the appropriations in the Quincy Public School District's budgets for the following payments reported in the Annual Statement of Affairs: 1. ASA 2007: $47,630,127 payment to Mercantile Trust and Savings and 2. ASA 2009: $15,300,000 payment to Associated Bank, $17,300,000 payment to First Bankers Trust Company. He also requests a copy of the appropriations in the Quincy Public School District's budget for the following loans reported repaid in the Annual Statement of Affairs: 1. ASA 2009: $15,300,000 loan from Associated Bank, $17,300,000 loan from First Bankers Trust Company
Yes (Excel1, PDF2, PDF3)
14-033
8/2/2013 Judy King   1. A copy of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) FY2014 Supplemental General State Aid preliminary plan that was due prior to July 15, 2013, and that includes all the information – for the district as a whole and for each local school attendance center – required according to section 203.20 of Title 23 of the Illinois Administrative Code. Please provide electronic copies of the reports in Excel (ie, the school-by-school listing) and other extractable text formats (ie, narrative section). Please see request number 13-063 as a reference for the type/format of documents that would be responsive to the current request. Please include school-by-school prior fiscal year (FY2013) carryover amounts in the school-by-school listing. 2. A copy of correspondence from the ISBE superintendent (or designate) sent to the Chicago Public Schools in response to the preliminary FY2013 CPS Supplemental General State Aid plan including the reasons ISBE rejected CPS' initial FY13 plan. 3. An electronic copy of the CPS request to waive rules under section 203.20 and ISBE's decision on the waiver request.
14-032
8/1/2013 Steve Chavez   1. Any correspondence electronic or other means between ISBE and School District 81 Schiller Park in which the subject of ELL, Bilingual programs is discussed. 2. Any records which document an ISBE related investigation of misrepresentation of certifications and staff placement in School District 81 Schiller Park. 3. Any records which document an ISBE sponsored investigation of the discrepancy between certifications and misrepresentation on state-funded programs specifically Title 3 for School District 81 Schiller Park. 4. Any documents that grant permission to School District 81 Schiller Park by ISBE that grants the district authority to “dispose” of personal records. 5. Any documents which outline the Illinois School Codes proper procedure for “disposing of personal records.” 6. Any ISBE sponsored communication with School District 81 allowing for the destruction of student records for graduating 8th grade students from the district.
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-031
7/31/2013 Laura O'Connor Whitted, Cleary and Takiff Confirmation of professional ISBE certification for a Jakub Faron, a social worker employed by Chicago Public School District No. 299
Yes (information provided)
14-030
7/30/2013 Phyllis Hemphill   The Title 1 Grant  and Budget for Lawrence Hall Youth Services to Chicago Public Schools for FY 2013
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
14-029
7/30/2013 Paul Klenck Illinois Education Association  A list of school districts that have not complied with the statutory requirement for all districts to administer biannually a survey of learning conditions by a date specified by the State Superintendent of Education
Yes (Excel)
14-028
7/30/2013 Ken Webb   From the body defined herein as Woodland School CUSD #5: 1. The mandatory list of low income, Pro bono or contingency attorneys for parental presentation for complaint issues. This list is to include all firms and private attorneys registered with ISBE to address representation for parents without the  financial means to hire their own attorney. 2. A list of these reduced rate or free legal service attorneys that have actually participated in any Due Process complaint in the last 10 years. I am looking for  the actual case numbers only at this time. I only ask for the names of the firms and attorneys that have actually participated in a Due process complaint as a low income , free or contingency attorney. 3. The list of all non attorney advocates that have in the last 10 years participated in any Due Process complaint filed with ISBE. 4. A list of the complaints non attorney advocates have been part of for a Due Process complaint  filed in the last 10 years. Simple case numbers are sufficient. 5. A list of the actual complaints by case number filed by Equip for Equality and Prairie Legal Service in the last 10 years. I am not looking for the actual cases. I just require the case numbers filed in any
Yes (Excel)
14-027
7/26/2013 Timothy Dwyer The Law Offices of Timothy P. Dwyer All email correspondence to and from ISBE personnel and District 303 personnel regarding Davis Elementary School and/or Richmond Elementary School from Oct. 1, 2010 to March 17, 2011
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-026
7/25/2013 Janet Bandy Illinois Education Association 1.The total GSA entitlements for the University of Illinois Lab School for each of the fiscal years FY 09 to FY 13 and 2. The actual GSA amounts the University of Illinois Lab School collected for each of the fiscal years FY 09 to FY 13
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-025
7/25/2013 Molly Beck State Journal-Register The contract between Illinois State Board of Education and Hupp Information Technologies for Education License Information System and services
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
14-024
7/23/2013 Molly Beck State Journal-Register District 186’s 5Essentials Survey report
No
14-023
7/23/2013 Lorelei Frost   For McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, the names of all physical education classes offered from the fall 2000 semester through the spring 2007 semester, as well as the names, authors, and ISBN numbers of the textbooks used for those classes
No (no responsive docs)
14-022
7/22/2013 Ken Webb   1. Copies of all decisions/clarifications and rulings both final and functional through the process for cases of Due Process / Mediation presided over in the last 10 years by Alfred Spitzzeri in his capacity as a Due Process Officer for ISBE. 2. Also requested is any documentation by the Illinois State Advisory Committee as to reasons for recommendations against reappointment as a Due process officer. 3. Records of all correspondence regarding Mr. Alfred. Spitzzeri’s Actions/ Performance of his duties  to include but not limited to items such as input as from Litigants\ Parents\ Attorneys etc at the close of a complaint as an appointed Due Process Officer for any Due Process complaints Mr. Spitzzeri has  presided over or participated in
Partial denial (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, Excel)
14-021
Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn 
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
14-020
7/22/2013 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of several Head Start sites currently funded by Henry Booth House
Yes (Excel)
14-019
7/22/2013 Angeline Tram Class Act Continuing Education A listing of licensed teachers for the state to include name, physical address, business phone Number, business website address, email address and professional credentials, if applicable
Yes (directed to data on the web)
14-018
7/18/2013 Daniel Bastean   A copy of the Quincy Public School District's Annual Financial Reports accounting for the loans and payments reported in the following Annual Statement of Affairs: 1. ASA 2006: $49,884,224 loan payment to Mercantile Trust and Savings 2.ASA 2007: $47,630,127 loan payment to Mercantile Trust and Savings and 3. ASA 2009: $15,300,000 loan payment to Associated Bank, $17,300,000 loan payment to First Bankers Trust Company
Yes (docs provided)
14-017
7/16/2013 Sandra Garcia U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights A copy of the due process complaint and amendments relating to due process filed by a parent on behalf of a student
Yes (docs provided)
14-016
7/16/2013 Jennifer Delgado Chicago Tribune A breakdown of how recipients of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program annually spend the grant money going back to 2008 to include: The amount each school was awarded per year; the names of each grant recipient (the school and school district) per year and the names of the vendors, their location and the produce bought annually
Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5, PDF6)
14-015
7/16/2013 Stanley Eisenhammer Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP The ISAT state scale score frequency and/or distribution tables for the 2012 school year
Yes (Excel)
14-014
7/15/2013 Peter Birke The Brookings Institution  2012 data on the disbursement of Title I, Part A funds in the Chicago metropolitan region, specifically, funding recipients in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
Yes (Excel)
14-013
7/12/2013 Linda Kimel Illinois Association of School Nurses Paper copies of all public comment letters, faxes and emails received during the public comment period 4/19/13-6/13/13 pertaining to Special Education Rule 226.160 – qualifications of personnel to conduct medical review 
Yes (docs mailed)
14-012
7/15/2013 Daniel Bastean   A copy of the Annual Financial Report supporting several amendments to the Quincy Public School District's Amended 2008-2009 Budget
Yes (directed to data on web)
14-011
7/11/2013 Jeff Hamburg   The following information for the state for the last three years: 1. Total number of written, signed Due Process Hearing Requests, with total number of instances where ISBE found violation(s) 2. Total number of properly filed Complaint Investigation Requests, with total number of instances where ISBE (or third party contractor) found violation(s). 3. Total number of Due Process Hearings and Complaint Investigations pertaining to or referencing issues of RTI
Yes (PDF)
14-010
7/11/2013 Diane Highland Eastern Illinois University A list of e-mail addresses for Illinois K-12 Mathematics teachers (including public and private institutions), school principals and superintendents, and district superintendents for the most recent school year available
Yes (Excel)
14-009
7/10/2013 Alice Watson 22nd Century Technologies  The bid tabulation for the Longitudinal Data System Knowledge Management System Implementation RFP, bid no: 22030006
Yes (PDF)
14-008
7/10/2013 Bernard Clay Chicago Westside Branch NAACP Documents regarding 105 ILCS 5/27-20.4
Yes (directed to data on web, PDF)
14-007
7/9/2013 Dakota Cintron Rutgers University Figures for special education enrollment by grade
Yes (Excel)
14-006
7/9/2013 Deborah Lischwe University of Illinois - Rockford Data about the number and percent of Peoria County children, by school district, as well as the state as a whole, who have selected "special education" type disorders, specifically 1) students with IEPs, 2) autism, 3) cognitive disability, 4) emotional disability, 5) learning disability, 6) traumatic brain injury, 7) developmental delay, 8) multiple disabilities, 9) orthopedic impairments and 10) other health problems
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
14-005
7/5/2013 Randy Giddens   A copy of the final report from the  Focus Monitoring, after the site visit, and a copy of the improvement plan for: Creve Coeur School District 76, 300 N Highland, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610
Yes (PDF)
14-004
7/2/2013 John Kugler Substance News A list or record(s) of all grant documents for the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Board of Education application for the Illinois State Board of Education Grant: Truancy Alternative Education Options Program for Fiscal Years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Yes (docs provided)
14-003
7/1/2013 Jennifer DeBosschere   Within Elmhurst School District #205, Title I funding, general accounts and sub-accounts, received in the last three years- school years 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10 as detailed with the ISBE
Yes (docs provided)
14-002
7/1/2013 Debbie Kolter Food Marketing Services Average daily participation data by school district to include the district, address, city, zip, number of free and reduced lunch and number of paid lunches
Yes (Excel)