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State Board of Education


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

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

State Superintendent
Dr. Christopher Koch
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Dr. Christopher Koch
State Superintendent
Illinois State Board of Education Members
Gery Chico
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Gery J. Chico
Board Chair
Chicago
Steven R. Gilford
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Steven R. Gilford
Board Vice Chair
Evanston
Dr. Vinni Hall
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Dr. Vinni M. Hall
Board Secretary
Chicago
James W. Baumann
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James W. Baumann
Lake Bluff
Dr. Andrea Brown
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Dr. Andrea S. Brown
Marion
Dr. David Fields
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Dr. David L. Fields
Danville
Melinda A. LaBarre
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Melinda A. LaBarre
Springfield
Curt Bradshaw
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Curt Bradshaw
Naperville

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