FOIA Requests — FY 2016


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 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). 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 2016

(Updated 12/2/15)  Return to Top
Log #
Date Received
Requester
Organization
Requests
Corres-pondence
Documents
Provided?
16-216
11/23/2015 Karen Ritter Loyola University Chicago  1. A listing of names of Illinois public high schools which have 5Essentials data for 2015 2. Category ratings for the 5 essentials of Effective Leadership, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environments, and Ambitious Instruction for each of the schools.    
16-215
11/23/2015 Daniel Bastean   A hard copy of Daniel Bastean's appeal (105 ILCS 5/3-10) to the ISBE regarding the Quincy Public School District's unauthorized and illegal permanent transfers of Working Cash Fund interest (Section 20-5) in fiscal year 1993.  My appeal was submitted in conjunction with regional superintendent Debra Niederhauser sending on September 4, 2012 General Counsel Nicki Bazer documents related to my appeal.    
16-214
11/23/2015 Stan Zegel Citizen Participation Institute Spreadsheet showing for every school district in the state: your ID number, official name of the district, type of district, district headquarters physical address, mailing address, superintendent's email, telephone, and district website.    
16-213
11/18/2015 Parent   SIS and ILDS data on her two students.    
16-212
11/18/2015 Marlon Conway   1) Any weapon reports, if any, made to the Harvey Police Department filed by school administrators during the month of October 2015 for the following: Principal Michael Allen and, Assistant Principal Robert Rizzo; 2) Original statements made by students during investigation of weapon and inappropriate language used by certified teacher Marlon Conway; 3) All emails received by Superintendent of Schools Denean Adams from Marlon Conway for the months of September-November  2015; 4) Telephone records Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Harvey School District #152 (dated October 23, 2015 to October 28, 2015) response No
16-211
11/17/2015 Melissa Sanchez Catalyst Chicago Complete TSR data set for each year between 2003-2004 through 2011-2012 with the same unique employee ID.  In addition I’d like to request similar data from the EIS for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. (And 2014-2015 if they’re available) that also uses the same unique employee ID as the TSR data. response Docs provided
16-210
11/17/2015 Brian Kobashigawa Schoolie Inc.  Ethnicity, gender, and letter grade totals (not linked) per subject area per all elementary, middle, high, and charter schools in Illinois for the 2014-15 academic year. response Yes (Excel)
16-209
11/17/2015 Melissa Sanchez Catalyst Chicago Copies of the 2013-2014 charter school authorizer report forms submitted by Chicago Public Schools. Also, if CPS has submitted the 2014-2015 reports, we’d like to also request those forms. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
16-208
11/16/2015 Patrick Johnson   A hard copy list of all elementary schools (public and private) with addresses in Illinois.  response Docs provided
16-207
11/16/2015 Frannie Jordan   A copy of the new revised criteria for ESY in Illinois/ Arlington Heights SD 25. response Directed to info on the web
16-206
11/16/2015 Christopher Lewandowski SD 303 2015-2016 List that includes: Email addresses and contact names for school psychologists; Email addresses and contact names for school principals; Email addresses and contact names of directors of special education; Email addresses and contact names of district superintendents. response Yes (Excel)
16-205
11/13/2015 James Otis   1. Excel document (if available) that has tracked all applications, awards, and district specific details and dates for the debt service grant program which has tracked the debt service grant program beginning with the passage of House Bill 452 back in 1997. 2.  The individual "Application for Debt Service Grant" form (ISBE Form 35-78) submitted by school districts; 3. The individual "Debt Service Grant Entitlement and Award" letters with cover page sent to school districts as part of the program.    
16-204
11/13/2015 Laura Sinars Robbins Schwartz Any and all documentation regarding special education complaint Case no. 2016-0150. response Yes (PDF)
16-203
11/12/2015 Parent   1. All the names of the Public Officials of the Illinois State Board of Education who participated in investigations and reviews of complaints filed regarding student; 2. All of names of the Public Officials of the Illinois State Board of Education who participated in an established review by Marcia Kelley on February 4, 2015. The review resulting in closing complaint Case Number 2014-0277 in a letter from Kelley dated February 13, 2015. Also, the review resulting in closing complaint Case Number 2015-0265 in a letter from Ms. Kelley dated February 17, 2015. response Docs provided
16-202
11/12/2015 Chris Flynn U of I Any information, documents, correspondence etc. between the Illinois State Board of Education and the Silas Willard Elementary School, School District #205, in Galesburg, Illinois. Particularly interested in information regarding initial construction (ca 1912), as well as additions and or renovations occurring in circa 1939, 1980-1994, and 2005. This request is being made in connection with an Illinois HABS III documentation of the structure and its architectural and historical/archival context. response Docs provided
16-201
11/12/2015 Morgan Polikoff   Copies of public records that detail school-level student achievement data for all public schools in the state of Illinois including: School-level test score data (e.g., average scale scores, not percentages of students at various proficiency levels) By grades, For mathematics, ELA, and science, Overall and for each No Child Left Behind subgroup for as many years but at a minimum 2009-present.    
16-200
11/12/2015 Josh Herzog Hauser Izzo 1. Any and all materials submitted or gathered in connection with, or related in any manner to, the application of Summit School for ISBE/ GPCRB approval status for its main facility and various programs, and the ISBE' s investigation and response to same; 2. Any and 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.    
16-199
11/12/2015 Daniel Bastean   A hard copy of the 2008-2010 District 113A's budgets and annual financial reports that were removed from the ISBE's website because they had negative cash balances. response Docs provided
16-198
11/12/2015 Ashley Foster   Information surrounding the education, experience, credentials, and certification of Robin Ratcliff of Chicago Public Schools. Mrs. Ratcliff is staffed at National Teachers Academy and I'm requested information surrounding wages and compensation associated with her role at National Teachers Academy.  response Yes (Excel)
16-197
11/10/2015 Cecily Haase SLU A list of school nurses and their contact information, including email addresses, at all public schools (K-12) in Illinois. Please provide the listings according to school district. response Yes (Excel)
16-196
11/1/1940 Sarah Ballard University of Illinois at U-C 1. A list of all middle school and high school nurses in IL that indicates county/district/site, and contact information for each school nurse; 2. A list of all middle school and high school educators in IL holding a LBS1 licensure that indicates county/district/site, and contact information for each LBS1 educator.  response1
response2
Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
16-195
11/10/2015 Katrina Lim Loyola University Chicago  1. A numerical list of all students served in the Chicago Public School (CPS) SES program.  Please provide this list by provider;  2. The attendance percentage for each provider-s program in CPS.  For example, if provider x had 100 students actually being served this school year, did those 100 students attend 50% of the time or 90% of the time? 3. The total number of hours served for the above (all providers working in CPS); 4. The hourly rate for each (all providers working in CPS); 5. The total number of SES students served in CPS for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school year. response Yes (Excel)
16-194
11/9/2015 Sara Mauk Mauk & O'Connor All training materials for hearing officers contracted by ISBE for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) administrative hearings. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
16-193
11/9/2015 Lauren Fitzpatrick Sun Times Any documents related to the application of Atlantic Research Partners to be a Lead Partner on 1003(g) School Improvement Grants - including but not limited to requirements, applications, references, correspondence between ARP and ISBE, acceptance notifications, requests for more information, cost evaluation, etc.    
16-192
11/6/2015 Mary Manos   Copies of ISBE approved Original and Amended Title I and Title II budgets and budget pages (itemized detail with description)  submitted by Villa Grove District 302, Villa Grove, Illinois for the following years – SY 11-12; SY 12-13; SY 13-14 ;SY 14-15. response Docs provided
16-191
11/6/2015 Matt M.   1. All applications, emails, reports or other materials submitted to ISBE via Atlantic Research Partners between 1/12011 and present.  Said documents are also requested to include any document from Chicago Public Schools and/or ISBE that included the reference of Atlantic Research Partners from and/or including Joseph Wise, Jackie Danley, Todd Zoellick, Amy Mims and/or David Sundstrom and/or Barbara Byrd Bennett, Sherry Ullery, Tracy Martin, Tabatha Koylass, Krish Mohip, ,Tracy Martin or any member of the ISBE staff; 2. Any and all communications, be they email or written between: ozbyrdbennett@aol.com and the following: jw@atlanticresearchpartners.org; josephjwise@gmail.com; dms@atlanticresearchpartners.org; amims@atlantiresearchpartners.org; tz@atlanticresearchpartners.org; jdanley@atlanticresearchpartners.org. response1  
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11/5/2015 Parent   A copy of the previous formal special ed complaint made by her regarding Crete Monee 201U High school to Dr. Arresola in approximately October 2011,( a copy of which she sent to our offices with a request that it be kept on file). response doc provided
16-189
11/5/2015 Emily Coleman Northwest Herald The number of lunches each school has requested reimbursement for school year 2010-11 through 2014-15 for the following school districts: Alden Hebron SD 19; Cary CCSD 26; CHSD 155; Cons SD 158; Crystal Lake CCSD 47; Fox River Grove Cons SD 3; Harrison SD 36; Harvard CUSD 50; Johnsburg CUSD 12; Marengo CHSD 154; Marengo-Union E Cons D 165; McHenry CCSD 15; McHenry CHSD 156; Nippersink SD 2; Prairie Grove CSD 46; Richmond-Burton CHSD 157; Riley CCSD 18. response Yes (Excel)
16-188
11/4/2015 Laurie King MSF&W A copy of the winning proposal for the Special Education Database System (SEDS) Programmer Analyst -  Reference # - 22036637 which was awarded to  Anchor Data Systems. response Docs provided
16-187
11/4/2015 Jake Griffin Daily Herald Copies of 2015 ISBE-mandated “administrator and teacher salary and benefit reports” or documents sufficient to show such information from school districts reporting addresses in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. response Yes (Excel)
16-186
11/3/2015 Bridget Helmholz BRH Consulting Sec. 14-7.02 private placements by school district for FY 09 through FY 13. response Yes (Excel)
16-185
11/3/2015 Pavlyn Jankov CTU The dataset on all teachers, administrators, and employees collected through the Employment Information System for all schools in the Chicago Public School District 299, as well as in all charter schools operating in the city of Chicago, for the last two school years available. response Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
16-184
11/2/2015 Liz Hoester Vision for Children at Risk The number of students who have IEPs by age/grade from birth to 12th grade by district for students in school districts in St. Clair County, Illinois. response Yes (PDF)
16-183
11/2/2015 Kylie Spahn   Code 15 Refusal" for PARCC testing that was administered in Argo Community High School District 217, in the spring of 2015: 1. Number of students tested in Argo #217 for ELA PBA PARCC; 2. Number of students tested in Argo #217 for ELA EOY PARCC; 3. Number of students tested in Argo #217 for Math PBA PARCC; 4. Number of students tested in Argo #217 for Math EOY PARCC; 5. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Argo #217 for ELA PBA PARCC; 6. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Argo #217 for ELA EOY PARCC; 7. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Argo #217 for Math PBA PARCC; 8. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Argo #217 for Math EOY PARCC. response No
16-182
11/2/2015 Marla Johnson   All information provided by school districts to the Student Incident Report System from February 2013 through June 2015. reponse Yes (Excel)
16-181
10/30/2015 parent   Any and all email transmissions between August 2015 to October 30, 2015 between Jessica Gerdes and Kathleen Klein, School Nurse at Maine East High School (School District 207) in regards to student. These emails could reference correct administration of medications to students from School Staff, Volunteers, Administrators and Registered Nurses. response Docs provided
16-180
10/30/2015 Anonymous   1. A copy of the pdf files sent in response to ISBE FOIA 16-052. (See ISBE response dated August 20, 2015); 2. A copy of the pdf files sent in response to ISBE FOIA 16-041. (See ISBE response dated August 12, 2015). response Docs provided
16-179
10/29/2015 Nicole Keough   Records that provide the preliminary data for the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 118 by school, and grade within school. response No
16-178
10/28/2015 Kevin Bowsher   A copy of the scoring matrix used to identify the winning bidder for the following RFP: 22036687 SBE: Special Education Database System (SEDS) Programmer Analyst response Yes (Excel)
16-177
10/28/2015 Doug Kestner Kestner Consulting Electronic copies of the winning bid for two separate Request For Proposals (RFP) as listed below. Procurement : 22035323 Web Developer for Nutrition and Procurement : 22036637 Web Developer for SEDS. For each of these RFP awards, please send electronic copies of the winning bidders response to the RFP and the scoring evaluation sheets for ALL submitted bidders to each RFP. response Docs provided
16-176
10/28/2015 Jordan Miroballi   Information regarding the Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade teachers in the state of Illinois.  The list must include name, school, location, grade, and email. response Yes (Excel)
16-175
10/27/2015 Remmert Dekker RTI  2013-14 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) state-, district-, and school-level results data for all schools and districts in the state for all high schools. For “all students” tested in the grade, by racial/ethnic group, and by economic status (both low-income and non-low-income)    
16-174
10/26/2015 Laura Houghtaling Arundel metrics Diploma count for the 2012-13 school year. We specifically need the number of regular high school diplomas you awarded in the 2012-13 SY (not including GED or other certificate). response No
16-173
10/26/2015 Robert Faith   Correspondence and detailed payroll information regarding CUSD 20, ELL programs, and Barbara Faith. response1
response2
No
16-172
10/22/2015 Nicole Keough   Records that provide the preliminary data for the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 118 by school, and grade within school. response No
16-171
respon10/23/2015 Veronica Cortez MALDEF 1. Any waivers to be exempt from bilingual education requirements submitted by Bensenville School District 2 before 2010; 2. Any correspondence associated with that waiver request; 3. Any correspondence or documents associated with the termination or end of the waiver period. response No
16-170
10/22/2015 Courtney Stillman Hauser Izzo 1. Any and all materials submitted or gathered in connection with, or related in any manner to, the application of Centerview Therapeutic for ISBE/GPCRB approval status for its day and residential programs, and the ISBE' s investigation and response to same;  2. Any and 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. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
16-169
10/22/2015 Courtney Stillman Hauser Izzo 1. Any and all materials submitted or gathered in connection with, or related in any manner to, the application of The Perkins School for the Blind for ISBE/GPCRB approval status for the Deaf-Blind multi-impaired, multi-impaired and severe impaired programs, and the ISBE' s investigation and response to same; 2. Any and 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. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
16-168
10/22/2015 Paul Nijensohn Proficio Consulting 1. Public School District claim data for 2014-2015 including Fund Code B, Fund Code F, ISBE 34-37 Room and Board approvals; 2. The number of special ed students placed in approved, nonpublic facilities by each county they were placed in; 3. The number of special ed students placed in approved, nonpublic facilities by each county they were placed from; 4. The total number of IL students placed in approved, nonpublic special education facilities. response Yes (Excel)
16-167
10/21/2015 JP Augustnowicz   A listing for both property taxes and state funds received by the following school districts:Dupage HSD 88, Thorton Twp HSD 205, Northbrook SD 28, Township HSD 214, Winnetka SD 36, Salt,,, Creek SD 48m, Ridgewood CHSD 234, Venice CUSD 3, Oak Park – River Forest SD 200 ,Northbrook ESD 27, CHSD 128, Union SD 81, Evanston twp HSD 202, Northfield Twp HSD 225, New Trier Twp HSD 203, Kenilworth SD 38, Niles Twp CHSD 219, Bannockburn SD 10, Seneca Twp HSD 160, Lake Forest CHSD 115, Ford Heights SD 169, Sunset Ridge SD 29, Twp HSD 113, Ohio CHSD 505, Rondout SD 72. response Yes (Excel)
16-166
10/21/2015 Jake Gross   The video of the 10/20/2015 Crete-Monee School district 201U Board Meeting. response No
16-165
10/20/2015 David Clodfetler   1. Copy of  Rochester  Schools CUSD 3a  FY 15Supplemental Plan  per subsection H of 05 ILCS 5/18-8.05; 2. Copy of Ball Chatham Schools #5 FY15 Supplemental Plan per subsection H of 05 ILCS 5/18-8.05. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
16-164
10/19/2015 Nick Eder Taher Inc A current list of public school districts where a food service management company is contracted to provide the nutritional services. response Yes (Excel)
16-163
10/19/2015 Nancy Lemmond   State level child count (ages 6-21) for Specific Learning Disability (SLD) only for the December 1 counts (or equivalent) for the years 2000/2001. 2001/2002, 2002/2003, and 2003/2004. response No
16-162
10/19/2015 Christopher Rudzinski   Documents showing all IL certificates/licenses issued to Xavier Botana from 1989-2014, including all supporting documentation. response Docs provided
16-161
10/16/2015 Brian Feld U of I The following information for each public school in IL for 2005-2006 through 2014-2015: 1. The number of enrolled students (if possible, divided between those who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals); 2. The percentage of “Identified Students” (those certified for free meals without the use of household applications); 3.Whether or not the school participates in Community Eligibility Provision; 4. The average number of meals served per day, and how that is distributed between free, reduced-price and full-price meals; 5. Take up rates of school meals (also separately for free, reduced-price and full-price meals); 6. Number of teachers in the school; 7. Budget assigned for the school; 8. Whether the school closed or is still running. response Yes (Excel)
16-160
10/16/2015 Tom Romano Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. An updated version of the attached spreadsheet (formal bids) for bid years of 2016 and beyond. response Yes (Excel)
16-159
10/14/2015 Lynn Burgett   A copy of all correspondence (including emails or written letters) of the Monitoring Findings Summary Report for Schuyler Industry CUSD 5 26-085-0050-26 for  FY08, 09, 10, 11, 12 and 13. response Docs provided
16-158
10/14/2015 Parent   Requests SIS and LDS data on children response No
16-157
10/13/2015 Kimberly Mills Matt Cohen & Associates List of due process hearing requests that were filed in May 2015. Specifically, we are interested in knowing which school districts the May 2015 requests were filed against, the attorneys involved in the May 2015 requests and the issues disputed in the May 2015 requests. response Yes (PDF)
16-156
10/13/2015 Josh Garth   Any emails sent or received by Michelle Salato. Michelle is a teacher at Bolingbrook High School in the Valley View School District. response No
16-155
10/13/2015 Kelly Grossman Northeastern Univ Any documents for the years for the present and the past three years showing how many librarians are designated on staff at Illinois school districts, by name of district. Also, names of high schools in each district. I request any documentation that may exist regarding whether those librarians work as librarians full- or part-time in their school, if the librarians hold School Library Media Specialist certifications, and if the librarians are responsible for teaching other subjects in their schools. response Yes (Excel)
16-154
10/13/2015 Daniel Bastean   1. Daniel Bastean's appeal (105 ILCS 5/3-10) to the ISBE regarding the Quincy Public School District's unauthorized/illegal permanent transfer of Working Cash Fund interest (Section 20-5) in fiscal year 1993; 2. All the documents related to my appeal that regional superintendent Debra Niederhauser forwarded to the ISBE; 3. ISBE ruling on my appeal regarding the unauthorized/illegal Section 20-5 permanent transfer of transfer of Working Cash Fund interest. response Docs provided
16-153
10/9/2015 Diane Rado Tribune Requests the following: 1. Please provide any and all records that describe or explain any additional funds, beyond the employee’s regular and usual salary, for each employee listed.  These additional funds could be a bonus, a raise, a pay increase for additional work, cashed out sick or vacation pay, severance pay, retirement bonus, reimbursement for expenses, or extra pay for any other reason/purpose. 2. Please be as detailed as possible in listing the amount of any supplemental pay beyond the employee’s regular and usual salary during the 2015 calendar year;  the type/category of supplemental pay (i.e., vacation day payout) and the reason for the additional pay, using any records available, from invoices, pay stubs and  contracts to memos, correspondence or any other records that will  provide a detailed explanation and breakout of the additional pay. She also asks specific questions about individuals she inquired about from her Sept. 11 FOIA request.  response Yes (PDF)
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10/8/2015 Janet Bandy IEA Requests 1. FY14 Annual Financial Report data files (these are usually provided to us using a ftp site and password); 2. FY15 Budget data files (these are usually provided to us using a ftp site and password); 3. 2013 final limiting rates;  4. 2014-15 Best 3 months ADA; 5. ADA used in FY16 GSA calculation; 6. FY15 Annual Financial Report cell references; 7. FY16 Budget cell references; 8. 2014-15 Teacher Service Record. response Yes (Excel1, Excel2, Excel3)
16-151
10/7/2015 Ian Kasper   Records regardingthe GPCRB response1 Yes (Excel)
16-150
10/7/2015 Hasan Alpan Diversified Services Network Electronic copies of the winning bids for the ISBE Information Technology Programmer Analyst Web-based Applications RFP (Agency Reference #586), along with the scoring evaluation sheets for all submitting vendors. response No 
16-149
10/7/2015 Parent   Requests SIS and LDS data on children response No
16-148
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10/7/2015 Lisa England Quality Catering for Kids A list of all schools and daycares that went out for CACFP bids during 2013, 2014 and 2015. response Yes (Excel)
16-146
10/6/2015 Julie Pautsch LAF 1. All public records (e.g., applications, emails, and notes) related to any and all licenses, approvals, registrations, certifications, and endorsements issued to, and applied for by Angela Bermudez (#2289611). 2. All public records (e.g., applications, emails, and notes) related to any and all licenses, approvals, registrations, certifications, and endorsements issued to, and applied for by Latonya Easley. response Docs provided
16-145
10/5/2015 Parent   Requests SIS and LDS data on children response1
response 2
Docs provided
16-144
10/5/2015 Parent   The number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
16-143
10/1/2015 David Clodfetler   1: AP scores for each of Springfield District's 186 High Schools; Springfield High School, Lanphier High School and South East High School in a separate report (worksheet) for the following for years 2012,2013 and 2014 and 2015 : a. The number of students who participated the following AP Classes in Exhibit #1; b. the number of students who passed the AP exam with a 3 and above for each school .(2) ACT Score table for 2014 for all three District 186 high schools that just reflects average composite score, College ready , not college ready, that is reported on the Illinois Interactive Report Card response1  
16-142
10/1/2015 David Clodfetler   A copy of the plan for SD 186 for FY 2015 and 2016 that is required per-SUPPLEMENTAL STATE AIDE-05 ILCS 5118-8.05(H). response Yes (PDF)
16-141
10/5/2015 Kurt Sorenson   A copy of IRS Form 990 for calendar year 2012 received from Concept Schools, Inc. in compliance with state law.  response Yes (PDF)
16-140
10/5/2015 Peter Mulhall U of I A copy of the awarded proposal, Reference # 22036100 for the ISBE School-Based HIV/STD Prevention Grant and Safe and Supportive Environment grant to Measurement Inc.  response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
16-139
10/5/2015 Tim Furman   Any ISBE Form 87-13 "Charter School Information Report" received for the 2014-15 school year, as well as from the 2013-14 school year from any of the following schools or organizations: Chicago Math and Science Academy; Horizon Science Academy Belmont; Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park; Horizon Science Academy Southwest Chicago; Concept Schools, Inc.; Concept Schools NFP. response Yes (PDF)
16-138
10/2/2015 John Beachey TJ Stearns A list of all active Teachers for the State of Illinois.  We would like their names, local address, email address, salary, type of pension, age, and COLA. response Yes (Excel)
16-137
10/2/2015 Kalyn Belsha Catalyst Chicago 1. Database showing the number of teachers in state who are licensed in early childhood education, broken down by race; number of teachers who are licensed in early childhood education and endorsed in special education; number of teachers who are licensed in early childhood education and endorsed in ESL; number of teachers who are licensed in early childhood education and endorsed in bilingual education. I’d like the data for the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. 2. Database showing the same information for Chicago Public Schools over the same period of time. response Yes (Excel)
16-136
10/1/2015 Daryl Morrison IEA A copy of the application for the  Charter School grant that was approved by USDE. response Docs provided
16-135
9/30/2015 Parent   1. The entire Combined TBE/TPI/Title III Grant application that was turned in to the ISBE Department of English Language Learners for the 2015/2016 School year by SD308; 2. The Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR) submitted by SD308 for the 14/15 school year; 3. The final communications between SD308 administration and the Department of EL regarding the Corrective Action Plan from the 2011 State EL program audit conducted by ISBE.  These would have occurred during the spring and summer of 2014.  In particular, I would like to see the final response to each of the 19 areas found to be out of compliance from both the SD308 administration as well as the Department of EL. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
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9/30/2015 Julie Pautsch LAF All public records (e.g., applications, emails, and notes) related to any and all licenses, approvals, registrations, certifications, and endorsements issued to Emily M. Smith- speech-language credentials, has an  ILSI Interim SLP Intern license approved on 10/27/2014. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
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9/30/2015 Qinping Feng   A dataset that provides the net assessed valuation, property tax rate for current spending, property tax rate for capital spending, and state aid received by districts for the years of 1990 to 2010 annually. response Docs provided
16-132
9/29/2015 James Keely    A copy of the CV for Danielle L. Carne, a hearing officer for ISBE. response Yes (PDF)
16-131
9/29/2015 Elise Haas NBC5 The following documents which relate to your annual physical inventory of all equipment in the possession of the Illinois State Board of Education:  1. All inventory items marked with the following transaction codes, as covered in Section 5010.310 of the Administrative Code, from January 2014 to the present: a. Code 22 (Adjustment-Deletions); b. Code 24 (Not Located); c. Code 25 (Stolen); 2. All Discrepancy Reports, as described in section 5010.460(f) of the Administrative Code, from January 2014 to the present; 3. All reports of discrepancies between the previous certificate of inventory certification and the current inventory, as required in section 5010.490 of the administrative code, from January 2014 to the present; 4. All reports of theft of state property, as required in Section 5010.500 of the administrative code, from January 2014 to the present. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
16-130
9/29/2015 Laurie Scott Champaign Community School District  The following grant applications:1. Arts & Foreign Language Implementation Assistance Grant (ISBE/IAC)- Cook County DS #130: 2012 initial application; Fremont SD 79: 2012 initial application; CHSD 117 (Lake Villa): 2012 initial application. 2. Arts & Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant (ISBE/IAC)- Elmhurst CUSD #205: 2014 application (accession #AFL2014P01) ; Namaste Charter School – CPS 299: 2014 application (accession #AFL2014P14); Park Forest-Chicago Heights 163: 2014 application (accession #AFL2014P18). response Yes ( PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
16-129
9/28/2015 Parent   Requests SIS and LDS data on two children response1
response2
Docs provided
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9/28/2015 Diane Rado Tribune At least 5 years of AP results for each high school in the state. The results should include, at the minimum, the number of test takers, the number of exams, and the number of AP exams receiving a score of 3, 4 or 5 at each high school, for each year. (College Board Summary Reports by HS) response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
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9/28/2015 Michelle Haggerty   A copy of  the inspection report performed by New Lenox Fire Department done on Lincoln Way school district 210 (Central Campus) for the following calender years 2005-2015. response No
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9/25/2015 Harvey Smith IIRC Contact info for IL superintendents and principals response Yes (Excel)
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9/24/2015 WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN  WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
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9/24/2015 Claire Everett CU-Citizens Access 1. Any information on quotas for accepting a certain amount of in-state students, broken down into public schools and private school amounts (if differentiated) in a machine-readable excel file sent via email.; 2. A machine-readable excel file sent via email of graduation rates of Illinois students who enrolled in-state colleges and universities from 2007-2012. (This way, the 2012 data would end with 2015, the last class to graduate). I request the College/University name and location (address, city) enrolled in high school name, location (address, city), race and gender of students along with whether the student graduated.  response No
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9/23/2015 Steve Howell NIU The names, school addresses, and email addresses of all k-12 physical education teachers in the State of Illinois. response Yes (Excel)
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9/23/2015 Maria Ochoa CSU The most current information of all high schools for the City of Chicago 299 region 15 from the special education profile indicator 8. response Yes (Excel)
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9/22/2015 Sarah Karp BGA 1. Any and all required reports submitted by schools districts on incidents in which students were restrained or isolated (given a time out). Please provide these records for each of the past five years, including the 2014-2015 school year; 2.  The amount of money each school district received to reimburse tuition paid at a private day school, the number of students that attended the day school and the name of the day school for each of the last five years; 3. Any records that show attendance, graduation and other performance information for private day schools that get public money in the form of tuition in Illinois. response1
response2
Yes (Excel)
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9/21/2015 Kylie Spahn   The following information as it relates to ISBE's "Reasons for Not Testing: Code 15 Refusal", in Downers Grove School District #99: 1. Total Number of Students who participated in PARCC in Downers Grove School District #99? 2. Total Number of Students who participated in PARCC in Downers Grove South High School? 3. Total Number of Students who participated in PARCC in Downers Grove North High School? 4. Total Number of Students that were coded 15 Refusal for PARCC in Downers Grove School District #99? 5. Total Number of Students coded 15 Refusal at Downers Grove South High School? 6. Total Number of Students  coded 15 Refusal at Downers Grove North High School? response No
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9/21/2015 Lora Wolff WIU Statewide TSR data for either 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 if available including name, school districts, address, city, county state, zip code, school phone number, school email address (if available). response Yes (Excel)
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9/18/2015 Parent   1. All communication and documentation in possession of the ISBE that relates to ISBE Case No. 2015-0465 response Docs provided
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9/18/2015 Eva Watson   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for districts Evanston/Skokie District #65, Evanston District Township High school #202, Skokie School District #68, Skokie School District #73.5, Wilmette Public Schools District #39, Avoca School District #37, Winnetka School District #36, New Trier Township High School #203, Glencoe School District #35, Kenilworth Public School District #38, Sunset School District #29, North Shore School District #112, Deerfield School District #109, Northbrook School District #27, Northbrook School District #28, Northbrook School District #29, Northbrook/Glenview School District #30, Northfield Township Highschool District #225, Township High School District #113, Lake Forest School District #67, Lake Forest School District #115, Lake Bluff Elementary School District #65, Lincolnshire Prairie View School District #103  by school and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Pavlyn Jankov CTU A list of all Request for Approvals of Special Education Class Size/Age Range Deviations received by ISBE from Chicago Public Schools in the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and in the 2015 to current date calendar years. I am requesting that the list include the school unit, and all information pertaining to the proposed deviation. If the information does not exist in list form, I am requesting copies of each deviation form received. response Yes (PDF)
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9/17/2015 Gina Silva   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Lurena Johnson-White More than a score Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Amy Smolensky   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Thomas Morris Waukegal SD 60 All Communications pertaining to LEARN Waukegan Charter school response Yes (docs provided)
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9/17/2015 Catherine Francis   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Parent   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Pam Coughlin   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 202 Plainfield Community Consolidated School District by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Michael Vahl   The number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 91 (Lockport, IL) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Shawna Pope   Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Nicole Keough   Records that provide the preliminary data for the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 118 by school, and grade within school. response No
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9/17/2015 Kylie Spahn   The following information as it specifically relates to the PBA session of PARCC testing and the EOY session of PARCC testing in the spring of 2015 - the following information for students that were coded "Reason For Not Testing" during all PARCC testing sessions. response No
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9/16/2015 Josh Herzog Hauser Izzo A redacted copy of ISBE Hearing Officer Mary Schwartz’s Sept. 2015 order deciding parents’ motion to consolidate regarding ISBE Case No. 2016-0016. response No
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9/16/2015 Diane Dallas Henry Booth House The current status of Head Start sites currently funded by the Henry Booth House and if they are in seriously deficient process. response Yes (Excel)
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9/16/2015 Linda Lutton WBEZ 1. Any recent correspondence (last six months) between ISBE and Pearson regarding the scoring of state PARCC exams and timelines/deadlines for that work/contract;  2. The contract held between ISBE and NCS Pearson, Inc., for such services as test development, assessment administration, psychometric services, reporting, standard setting and program management for the PARCC summative assessment. response 1
response 2
Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
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9/15/2015 Cassandre Creswell More than a score Pass rates and the number of submissions on the edTPA™ portfolio assessment submitted to Pearson Education for official scoring by examinees attending Illinois institutions of higher education, under the following conditions: Submitted to Pearson from 2013 to the present. response Yes (Excel)
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9/15/2015 Doug Goff   Information on a teacher from Danville, IL, from School District 118- any reprimands, investigations, suspensions, and disciplinary action taken on a teacher names James (Jim) Beebe, and any information regarding him leaving the district. response No
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9/14/2015 Jennifer Tirey IL Pork Producers Email list for all IL public schools with contact info for food service contacts at schools. response Yes (Excel)
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9/14/2015 Kylie Spahn   The following information as it relates to "Reason for Not Testing: Code 15 Refusal" for all units of PARCC that were administered in the spring of 2015: 1. Total Number of Students in the state of Illinois that were eligible for PARCC testing; 2. Total Number of Students in the State of Illinois that were coded: 15 Refusal for PARCC testing; 3. Breakdown by grade in Illinois, the total number of Code 15 Refusals for PARCC testing; 4. In Downers Grove School District 58 - Total number of Code 15 Refusals; - Breakdown by elementary and middle schools in DG58 of Code 15 numbers. response No
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9/11/2015 Tammy Waymire NIU Auditor information from AFRs from 1996 to 2014. response Yes ( Excel)
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9/11/2015 Diane Rado Tribune Any and all records that describe or explain the additional funds, for each employee listed in a spreadsheet I have provided. These additional funds could be a bonus, a raise, a pay increase for additional work, cashed out sick or vacation pay, severance pay, retirement bonus, reimbursement for expenses, or extra pay for any other reason/purpose. response Yes (Excel1, PDF2, PDF3)
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9/11/2015 Debby Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates Information and documents related to Keshet Day School  response Docs provided
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9/10/2015 Kelly Grossman Northeastern Univ The following records from the past 3 school years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015), and any present data representative of the upcoming school year (2015-2016) preferably in electronic format: 1. Any documents showing how many librarians are designated on staff at Illinois high schools and how many librarians are assigned to each school, by name of school. 2.  Any documentation that may exist regarding whether those librarians work as librarians full- or part-time in their school, if the librarians hold School Library Media Specialist certifications, and if the librarians are responsible for teaching other subjects in their schools. 3. Any documents showing which high schools, by name of school, have a library or school resource center, and what the budget is for each library or school resource center.  response Yes (Excel)
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9/9/2015 Chad Wahl   1. EFE 580 request approvals under the Perkins Grant from 2006-2015; 2. Same under the CTEI Grant; 3. Information about the Perkins and CTEI grants; 4. Copy of any educational grants IDHS RTDF at Rushville has applied for or received from ISBE from 2006-2015. response Doc provided
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9/9/2015 Ashley Losurdo   The most current information from Special Education Profile Indicator 3A, 5C, and 10 for all elementary schools (01) in  City of Chicago SD 299, 016 Cook County, region 14, county 16.  Especially for the Cook County West (06). response Directed to info on the web
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9/9/2015 Pavlyn Jankov CTU A copy of all special education complaints filed against Chicago Public Schools, City of Chicago School District 299 from 2013 to the present. response Yes (PDF)
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9/8/2015 Dan Boris SEIU Local 73 1. Any and all Maintenance of Effort (MOE) District Worksheets for FY16 (2015-2016 school year), FY15 (2014-2015 school year), FY14 (2013-2014 school year), FY13 (2012-2013 school year) for Illinois School District 299, the Chicago Public Schools. 2. Any and all Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Cooperative Worksheets for FY16 (2015-2016 school year), FY15 (2014-2015 school year), FY14 (2013-2014 school year), FY13 (2012-2013 school year) for Illinois School District 299, the Chicago Public Schools. 3. Any and all Exceptions to Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Worksheets for FY16 (2015-2016 school year), FY15 (2014-2015 school year), FY14 (2013-2014 school year), FY13 (2012-2013 school year) for Illinois School District 299, the Chicago Public Schools. 4. Any and all correspondence between the Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools, School District 299, and or the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, regarding the Chicago Public Schools failure to meet Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and or compliance with Federal Code sections 34 CFR 300.203 through 34 CFR 300.205 for FY 13 – FY16 and or the 2015-2016 school year, the 2014-2015 school year, the 2013-2014 school year, and the 2012-2013 school year. response Yes (Excel1, PDF2, Excel3)
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9/4/2015 Bradford White Education Research Council The campus-level (as opposed to network-level and grade-level) average ISAT and PSAE scale scores in math and reading from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years for the provided list of campuses of the Chicago International Charter schools. response Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
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9/3/2015 Courtney Hayes Pilar Financial The following for RFP# 22036398 - Child Nutrition Programs Administrative Review Official: Complete score including all details, quantitative marks, comments and notes from all reviewers relative to all components of the offer submitted including the responsive and responsible components of the RFP; Complete calculation of total score relative to the work plan D.4.1 and Qualifications & Experience of Organization & Staff D.4.2; All details, comments and notes relative to price; Any other comments, notes and scoring from all reviewers or others involved including any miscellaneous notes, etc.; Any overall comments. response Yes( Excel1, Excel2, Excel3, Excel4)
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9/3/2015 Jamie Daniels Anchor Data Systems A copy of the Ashbaugh and Associates response to RFP 22035112. response Yes (PDF
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9/3/2015 Valerie Keener DNS Administrator contact list response Yes (Excel)
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9/2/2015 Dan Boris SEIU Local 73 1. All State Performance Plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for the past 5 years; 2. All Annual Performance Reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for the past 5 years; 3. All information and data collected from or on School District 299, Chicago Public Schools used to monitor compliance with the State Performance Plan and in creating Annual Performance Reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for the past 5 years; 4. All analysis of the performance of School District 299, Chicago Public Schools, in meeting the targets in the Illinois State Performance Plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for the past 5 years.; 5. All records in the possession of the Illinois State Board of Education of U.S. Department of Education monitoring of compliance with federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures under the purview of U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for the past five years.; 6. All compliance agreements, corrective action plans, and correspondence related to enforcement the Illinois State Performance Plan, including records indicating where the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs indicates that Illinois and or School District 299, Chicago Public Schools, needs assistance, needs intervention, or needs substantial intervention to meet compliance indicators and metrics required by the state performance plan, over the past five years.; 7. All correspondence between the Chicago Public Schools, the Illinois State Board of Education and or the U.S. Department of Education related to any and or all provisions of 34 CFR 300.604 of the code of Federal Regulations. response Yes( PDF1, PDF2) and directed to info on web
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8/31/2015 Julie Wilson Whitted, Takiff, and Hansen The name and contact information for any and all non-public special education programs (both in and out of state) which were approved by ISBE between Aug. 2013 and Aug. 2015. response Yes( PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
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8/28/2015 WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN  WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
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8/28/2015 Shelley Nacke CUSD 300 A copy of the approved Charter School Renewal Application for Special Education for Cambridge Lakes Charter School. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
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8/27/2015 Yvonee Vargas ETS The following documents related to the ISBE – Licensure Tests for Educators RFSP as submitted by responders: technical proposal, price proposal, final contract and amendments for contract, if applicable, evaluation criteria and score sheets. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4)
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8/27/2015 Amy Fairfield Bradley Univ 2014 educator information for those who taught the provided list of secondary economic and technology courses including teacher name, title, school name, school address, and phone.  response Yes (Excel)
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8/26/2015 Elisa Aranoff Akiba Schlecter Jewish Day School Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Reports for the school years 2013-14 and 2011-12  response Yes (Excel)
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8/26/2015 Boris Ladwig Greensburg Daily News Data on the number of teaching licenses issued for the past five years. Looking for the number of individuals: Who obtained any type of license/endorsement in the past five years; And/or the number of educators that obtained their very first educator license in the past five years. response Yes (Excel)
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8/25/2015 Walker Moskop Post Dispatch 1. Enrollment by race/ethnicity for all AP classes (meaning that if there are 100 kids at a school spread across five separate AP subjects, we'd like the number of kids, by race/ethnicity for that total pool of 100). 2. Also, do you have similar numbers available at the high school level for Algebra and Calculus enrollment? If so, we'd like to request that as well, broken down the same way as the AP enrollment. response  
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8/25/2015 Hayley Munguia FiveThirtyEight The number and percentage of students statewide that have opted out of Common Core testing, preferably separated by grade level and subject of test per year as far back as is available. response No
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8/25/2015 Linda Arnold   The following information pertaining to Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210:1) School District Financial Profile, please include all profile information and reports for the Profile Score for the following years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005; 2) All correspondence between Lincoln-way School District and ISBE pertaining to the Financial Profile. Please provide the cover letter including the date ISBE sent the Financial Profile report and  information, please include noted phone conversations and dates to the school district for the following years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005; 3)   All correspondence that Lincoln-way School District completed and returned to indicate receipt of the Financial Profile and Profile Score from the ISBE for the following years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 response Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
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8/25/2015 Charlene Roche SmartProcure Already maintained electronic record of purchase orders dated 2015-05-08 to current. response Yes (Excel)
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8/24/2015 Chris Gaertner SIU 2013-2014 EIS data including: School address (or RCDT plus School number), First name, Last name, Position code, Low grade, High grade, Assignment codes (typically just 1, 2 & 3), Email address (if available). response Yes (Excel)
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8/24/2015 Debby Hahamy   Copies of Safe Haven School's, a nonpublic therapeutic day school, application and/or renewal applications for state approval, including any updates to its staff and programming, sent by them to the ISBE regarding its Northfield location. We seek records that cover programming during the time frame of January 2013 - June 2015. response Docs provided
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8/24/2015 Parent   Copies of all records including emails and written communication pertaining to his children. response Docs provided
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8/21/2015 Jeanne Nowaczewski ISCSC The written settlement agreements and payment plans between ISBE and Southland and PCCS with the Commission. response Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
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8/21/2015 Diane Rado Tribune 1. The total number of Code 15 students who opted out of the PARCC PBA exams, by district and each school in the district. If a school or district for some reason has not yet reported, please list the district/school and use a 0 or other word or figure to indicate that there was no report. 2.The total number of Code 15 students who opted out of the PARCC EOY exams, by district and each school in the district. If a school or district for some reason has not yet reported, please list the district and use a 0 or other word or figure to indicate there was no report. 3. The total number Code 15 students who opted out on the overall test, meaning both parts of the PARCC exams, by district and each school in the district. If a school or district for some reason has not yet reported, please list the district and use a 0 or other word or figure to indicate there was no report. response No
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8/21/2015 Sarah Karp BGA 1. For the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, the district experience, state experience and out of state experience of each teacher listed in teacher service records, including the teacher’s unique identifier. 2. Teacher service records for the 2014-2015 school year, including experience information and information about the race and ethnicity of the teachers. response Yes (Excel)
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8/20/2015 Jason Weedon Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. The bid summary sheet and any pertinent notes from the Legacy Academy of Excellence National School Lunch Program IFB. response Yes (PDF)
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8/20/2015 WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN  WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
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8/20/2015 Hasan Alpan Diversified Services Network Electronic copies of the winning bid for the ISBE IT Consulting Services Illinois Longitudinal Data System ILDS RFP, along with the scoring evaluation sheets for all submitting vendors.   response yes (docs provided)
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8/20/2015 Jennifer Richards Chicago Tribune The number of students in spec. ed private placement and a total tuition amount for the last five school years by district,  including the district’s unique identifying number and county if possible. response Yes (Excel)
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8/20/2015 Jessica Thomas U of I IYS Project 1. Updated listing of all Illinois schools and districts (similar in format to the Directory of Educational Entities), to also include names and email addresses of building principals and district superintendents. 2. A listing of all schools and districts closed or consolidated after the 2014-2015 school year.  This would include your school codes (Reg, Cty, Dist, Type, Sch) as well as the district name, school name, school address, school city, and school zip code.  3. Explanation on how low income status is collected now that there are entire districts can qualify for free lunch status using the community provision. 4. Demographic composition of principals and superintendents, including race, gender and age, if collected. Yes (Excel);
Directed to info on the web
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8/18/2015 Tim Adams Schoolie Inc.  State data for the 2014-15 school year including: course enrollment data, NAEP subject area enrollment, Number of full time counselors per high school, Number of special education eligible students and graduates, Number of section 504 eligible students and graduates, Number of charter schools for which each district is an authorizer, number of charter petitions filed in past five years, Number of petition approved by each school board’s district in past five years. Docs provided
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8/12/2015 Jeffrey Egbert Pickneyville Press A copy of the SEPLB decision for the Matthew Leitzen case. Yes (PDF)
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8/13/2015 Melissa Sanchez Catalyst Chicago The ISBE letter of findings specific to case 2014-0466, which was related to the Montefiore specialty school in CPS and the filming of an online series for VICE Media. ISBE issued a letter of findings on that case on June 22, 2015. Yes (PDF)
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8/11/2015 Deborah Philpot CUSD 202 1.  A sample consolidation petition that was prepared by two unit districts; 2.  A sample board resolution for two unit districts to petition for consolidation without signatures Yes (PDF)
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8/11/2015 Anthony Daniels-Halisi Lightning Impact Total student enrollment data from 1993 through 2015 for Hales Franciscan High School.  Hales is an ISBE recognized nonpublic school located at 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60615.  Yes (Excel)
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8/10/2015 Shannon Backstrom   Copies of all contracts, including addendum's and attachments, between ISBE and Pearson PLC, Pearson subsidiaries or PARCC related to the development and administration of student assessments required by the state or school district in grades K-12. Yes (docs provided)
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8/7/2015 Amanda Piker   The number of PARCC refusals Code 15 for Manteno CUSD 5. No responsive docs
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8/7/2015 Olivia Arias   The amount of Federal Grant Monies and State Monies that ISBE audit staff determined from Audit Monitoring Activities that each Illinois school district must return to the funding source for each of the following fiscal years from 2004 through 2014. No (copy costs provided)
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8/6/2015 Bradford White IERA School-level ISAT and PSAE scale scores for all Illinois public schools from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.  (Note that this request is for scale scores, not the percent meeting/exceeding as reported in the ISBE school report card files.) Yes (Excel)
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8/6/2015 Kylie Spahn   PARCC code 15 refusal data for the state and Downer's Grove No responsive docs
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8/6/2015 Brian Bare Whitt law A copy of all correspondence (including emails, text messages, or written letters or memoranda, plus any included attachments or photographs) sent to or from Debbie Vespa, Legislative Liaison Amanda Elliott, or any other member of the ISBE Governmental Relations Division between July 27, 2015 and August 5, 2015, concerning mold, asbestos, loose tiles, roof leaks, or water damage at schools in East Moline School District 37, including but not limited to Hillcrest Elementary School. Yes (docs provided)
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8/5/2015 Fred Messing    A list of all organizations in Illinois offering meals under USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program including at minimum for each organization: Organization name, Type of organization (e.g. child or adult care center, family or group day care home), Email address, Telephone number. Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
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8/5/2015 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune The names and titles of the 10 educators mentioned in the Aug. 4, 2015 Weekly Message regarding PARCC performance level setting. Yes (Excel)
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8/5/2015 Walker Moskop Post Dispatch The following data for the past five years for St. Clair and Madison county districts from their Annual Financial Reports (combined into one report):  Under the Revenues 9-14 Tab in an AFR - -All Transportation Fees from Pupils or parents - -All transportation fee from co-curricular activities - -All District/School Activity Income broken down (fees, admissions, book store, other) - -All Textbook Income Yes (Excel)
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8/5/2015 Ayla Grady Clifton Larson and Allen McLean County USD #5 Special Education Child Count Report for School Year 2014-2015; and confirmation that the District submitted its child count information timely. No responsive docs
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8/4/2015 Steve Miller Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  For the five most recently available years, counts of special education (IEP) students by district for all districts. Yes (Excel)
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8/4/2015 Darnell Little Medill CPS 2014 assessment data by school category. Yes (docs provided)
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7/31/2015 Kalyn Belsha Catalyst Chicago A spreadsheet listing all teachers in Chicago Public Schools (including charters) who have a current ESL endorsement or current bilingual endorsement and which schools/campuses they teach at from the 2014-15 and 2013-14 school years. If possible, please list the teacher’s race and gender. Yes (Excel)
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7/30/2015 Karen Ritter Loyola University Chicago  1. A listing of names of Illinois public high schools which have “Well-organized” status in 2014 and 2015. 2. Category ratings for the 5 categories of Effective Leadership, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environments, and Ambitious Instruction for each of the schools preferably in Excel format. Yes (Excel)
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7/30/2015 Amy Zepp UIS 2014 TSR (EIS) data for teachers and principals in 15 counties. Yes (Excel)
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7/30/2015 Molly Pasley   1. Records showing the number of people with PELs with an Endorsement in Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired from August 2005-August 2015 (present).  2. The number of students who are blind or visually impaired served in the public school system from August 2005-August 2015 (present). Yes (PDF, Excel)
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7/29/2015 Parent   All correspondences (including emails, faxes, texts, letters, notes, memos, etc.) including recorded phone conversations if any, from January 1st, 2012 to present date, between ISBE Officials including, Ms. Marcia Kelley (Principal Education Consultant) and Ms Melissa Killam (former Principal Education Consultant),  between East Maine School District 63 Public Officials, their legal representatives, along with Mr Gregory Bublitz (Special Services Director) and Dr. Scott Clay (Superintendent) which involved his child Yes (Docs provided)
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7/29/2015 Michael Pietrzak Advanced Strategies An XLS or CSV file of all district directory information with name, phone, email of the district contact for all school districts that submitted a plan under 23 IL Administrative Code Section 228.35. “…districts shall submit a plan to State Superintendent…that demonstrates how the program is actively working toward recruiting and hiring fully qualified staff and serves preschool-age English learners." Yes (Excel)
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7/29/2015 David Simpson U of C The "District Summary Statistics" files per year available at http://www.isbe.net/research/htmls/fall_housing.htm for 1988-1989 school year through to the 2001-2002 school year. These files include total enrollment statistics, low income count, student population by sex, and ethnicity as well as by grade level. Yes (Excel)
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7/29/2015 Pavlyn Jankov CTU A copy of the contract between ISBE and Pearson Evaluation Systems for the edTPA teacher licensure system, and any and all agreements between Pearson and ISBE for any services provided in relation to edTPA. Yes (PDF)
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7/28/2015 Sarah Karp BGA Any and all personnel files on former Illinois State Board of Education State Superintendents Chris Koch, Randy Dunn and Robert Schiller, including but not limited to resumes, length of service, letters of reference, complaints, disciplinary history and salary levels. Please include a copy of any and all employment contracts with these employees. Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3)
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7/28/2015 Elizabeth Dzwonczyk Penn State The 2003-2004 "Immunization Status of School-Age Children Illinois" report if it is available, similar to those published at  http://www.isbe.net/research/htmls/immunization.htm#immu Directed to info on the web
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7/28/2015 Karen Ritter Loyola University Chicago  A listing of names and contact information for individuals holding the title of Principal of Schools within Illinois public high school districts. Yes (Excel)
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7/27/2015 Erin Barbaro CARES 1. Number and percentage of truants and chronic truants, by grade level, for all students and by race/ethnicity, for Chicago school districts for FY14; 2.  Number and percentage of children, by “Level of Readiness for Kindergarten”, for all students and by race/ethnicity for Chicago for most recent FY14; 3. Number and percentage of children entering school in compliance with immunization requirements, by grade level, for all students and by race/ethnicity, for Chicago school districts for most recent FY 14; 4.  A list of schools (including School ID) that have received the Healthier US Schools Challenge Award, by award level.  Yes (Excel, and directed to info on the web)
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7/24/2015 William Lash CPS A copy of a 7 annual financial reports from ISBE to use to compile health services costs by category as a percentage of total cost in order for us to file future AOC claims with IDHFS. Yes(docs provided)
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7/23/2015 Kalyn Belsha Catalyst Chicago 1. Any and all correspondence between Chicago Public Schools and ISBE related to the Division of English Language Learning compliance monitoring review mentioned in this document: http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/monitoring-rpts/fy2015/150326-City-of-Chicago-Report.pdf. Specifically, looking for any corrective action plans and required evidence submitted by CPS to ISBE, as well as any documents indicating ISBE’s review and/or approval of those plans; 2. The initial letter ISBE sent to Chicago Public Schools indicating that this review would be taking place. Yes (PDF1, PDF2,PDF3, PDF4, PDF5)
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7/23/2015 Aimee Campbell Sheet Metal Works The name and contact information of the General and HVAC Contractor providing the work on the following premises: Warren Park School, 1225 South 60th Court, Cicero, IL and Churchhill School, 240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn, IL. No responsive docs
16-030
7/23/2015 Michael Day   For the provided list of substitute teachers from Skokie SD 68 for school years 2012-13 and 2013-14 list full name, endorsements, date of endorsements, type and field of degree, date began at Skokie SD 68. Yes (Excel)
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7/23/2015 Parent   Previously submitted an official request to the district for ALL documents related to her daughter and did not receive the E-Mails she asked to have included. She is now requesting the E-Mails omitted by the District/District’s attorney. No responsive docs
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7/23/2015 Debby Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates 1) Copies of documentation stating the number of students placed by school districts atHyde Park Day School for summer 2013, 2014 and 2015 extended school year services; 2) Copies of documentation reflecting the amount and percentage of tuition reimbursed by the Illinois State Board of Education to districts for students they placed at Hyde Park Day School for summer 2013, 2014 and 2015 extended school year terms; 3) Copies of documentation reflecting the amount and percentage of tuition reimbursed by federal funding for students placed at Hyde Park Day School by school districts for the summer 2013, 2014 and 2015 extended school year terms; 4) Copies of documentation reflecting the number of students placed by school districts at Hyde Park Day School for the 2013-14 and 2014-2015 school years; 5) Copies of documentation reflecting the amount and percentage of tuition reimbursed by the Illinois State Board of Education for students placed at Hyde Park Day School by school districts for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years; and 6) Copies of documentation reflecting the amount and percentage of tuition reimbursed by federal funding for students placed by school districts at Hyde Park Day School for the 2013-14 and 2014-2015 school years. Yes (Excel)
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7/22/2015 Parent   The correct date from the enclosed pdf document of when it was stamped  "Received" by ISBE Special Education Service. no responsive docs
16-026
7/21/2015 Amanda Rollins Japan Language Program A list of schools which teach Japanese language classes in Illinois. This list should contain the names of any public schools which have recently reported teaching Japanese language, preferably in the 2014-2015 school year. If any private schools have reported teaching Japanese language, please include those schools in the list as well. Yes (Excel)
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7/21/2015 Sarah Karp BGA 1. Records sufficient to show the number of students that were suspended broken down by grade, the length of time they were suspended and whether they were suspended multiple times for each of the past five years, including the most up to date information for school year 2014-2015. Please break this information down by the school district and the race of the students. 2.The last five years of reports on suspensions and expulsions by district. Yes (Excel1, Excel2, Excel3, Excel4, directed to info on web)
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7/17/2015 John O'Connor AP For each agency contract under consideration for FY16, please provide me with copies of documents that show: 1. Whether it was approved and has taken effect or is on hold; 2. Vendor, amount, deliverables, and term of contract. Yes (docs provided)
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7/16/2015 Cassandre Creswell More than a score Records that provide the number of students marked as "code 15" under "Reason for Not Testing" on the 2015 administration of the PARCC for the state, by district and grade within district, and for District 299 (Chicago Public Schools) by school, and grade within school. No response
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7/16/2015 David Ormsby The Illinois Observer  A copy of Superintendent Smith’s contract. Yes (PDF)
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7/16/2015 Change Dist. 76   1. Copies of complaints/concerns and responses made to ISBE regarding Superintendent Shayne Aldridge, Parkview Principle Brad Jockisch, and Creve Coeur District #76 from January 1st 2012 to July 14th 2015; 2.  Results of the 2014-2015 5 Essentials Survey taken for Creve Coeur District #76. No responsive docs
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7/13/2015 Katherine Swise Miller, Hall and Triggs Access to and inspection of the following records of the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board:  All Notices of Opportunity for a Hearing, Statements of Charges, and Orders of the Licensure Board regarding revocation or suspension of teacher licenses in which no hearing officer was appointed, from Jan. 1, 1990, through the present date, including, but not limited to, cases resulting in default orders and cases resulting in a mandatory revocation pursuant to Section 21B-80 of the Illinois School Code. Inspected documents
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7/10/2015 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune The number of students who opted out of PARCC exams this past school year, by district and school. These numbers would reflect “Code 15” students, described by ISBE in this way: Code 15 is reserved for cases where an individual student is presented with a test booklet and refuses to engage with the test. No
16-018
7/10/2015 Paul Ciastko Chicago Public Schools All documents (e.g. applications, emails, correspondence and notes) related to any and all teaching licenses, certifications and endorsements issued to Ana Tully as well as any communications between ISBE and Ms. Tully or anyone claiming to be her representative. Yes (docs provided)
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7/10/2015 Diane Rado Chicago Tribune ISBE’s detailed plan for science exams, as instructed by the USDE, as well as any other correspondence related to the “high risk status” as well as other matters discussed in the USDE letter. Yes (PDF1, PDF2, PDF2a, PDF2b)
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7/10/2015 Sarah Karp Better Government Assoc. Any and all personnel files on Illinois State Board of Education State Superintendent Tony Smith, including but not limited to resumes, length of service, letters of reference, complaints, disciplinary history and salary levels. Yes (PDF)
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7/10/2015 Heather Shultz Loyola University Chicago  Addresses and phone numbers of practicing Lake County Teachers during the 2010, 2011, and 2012 school years. Directed to info on the web
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7/9/2015 Parent   Requests the following about the employment services of Melissa Killam, principal education consultant for ISBE: 1. When was she hired as an employee of ISBE, 2. When did her services for ISBE end, 3. What was the reason for her ending employment by ISBE, and 4. I request letter proof of her non-employment at ISBE.  No responsive docs
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7/9/2015 Steve Miller Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.  1. For five most recently available years, counts of special education (IEP) students by disability type by school building; 2. For the five most recently available years, counts of special education (IEP) students by disability type by district; 3. For the five most recently available years, counts of special education (IEP) students by race by district. Yes (Excel1, Excel2)
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7/9/2015 Debby Weiss Matt Cohen & Associates 1) Copies of all correspondence, emails, notes and/or memorandum from January 1, 2014 to the present to, from or between Viver Ballard, Satu Allen and/or Irvin Smith (Larry) regarding Keshet and/or Associated Talmud Torah schools; 2) Copies of emails and any documentation of conversations from January 1, 2014 to the present between Viver Ballard and Ronald Kubalanza regarding Keshet and/or Associated Talmud Torah schools; 3) Copies of emails and any documentation of conversations between Viver Ballard and Heather Tratt from January 1, 2014 to the present; 4) Copies of any requests from January 1, 2010 through and including July 7, 2015 by Illinois State Board of Education staff to the Purchase Care Review Board to change the effective date of a rate set by the Purchase Care Review Board; and 5) Copies of any changes made to the effective date of a rate by the Purchase Care Review Board from January 1, 2010 through and including July 7, 2015. Yes (docs provided)
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7/9/2015 Pavlyn Jankov Chicago Teachers Union Electronic format, edTPA™ testing data, as reported to ISBE by Pearson Education, about each edTPA™ electronic portfolio submitted to Pearson Education from applicants attending an Illinois college or university, for official scoring from Fall 2013 to the present. Yes (Excel)
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7/9/2015 E Wendell Hopewell   The amount of Federal Grant Monies and State Grant Monies that ISBE audit staff determined, from audit monitoring activities,pursuant to Section 8 of the Illinois Grant Recovery Act that each Illinois school district must return to the funding source for each of the following fiscal years from 2004 through 2014. Indicate the total amount by year for federal in one column and for state in another column. Yes (PDF)
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7/8/2015 Susan Zupan Substance News 1) A listing of all Illinois school districts each with the numbers per grade levels of students eligible to have taken the 2015 PARCC test(s);  2) A listing of all Illinois school districts each with the numbers per grade levels of students who completed the 2015 PARCC test(s); 3) A listing of each Chicago Public School with the numbers per grade levels of students eligible to have taken the 2015 PARCC tests(s); and 4) A listing of each Chicago Public School with the numbers per grade levels of students who completed the 2015 PARCC test(s). No (denial)
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7/8/2015 Eunjeong Choi U of I A list of ELL/Bilingual coordinators from each school district in Illinois along with their email addresses. Yes (Excel)
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7/8/2015 Vincent Waller Cook Cty. Dept. of Environmental Control A list of the email addresses the state board maintains for all public and non-public entities that provide direct services to K-12 students in Illinois. Yes (Excel)
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7/6/2015 John O'Connor AP Copies of correspondence with any agency vendor or contractor which explains the status of payment in Fiscal Year 2016 or other instructions, contingency plans, or advice for operating or ending services without a budget, from June 1, 2015 to the present. Yes (PDF1, PDF2)
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7/6/2015 Kalyn Belsha Catalyst Chicago All Maintenance of Effort district worksheets, exceptions to Maintenance of Effort worksheets and Maintenance of Effort reduction requests filed by Chicago Public Schools District 299 over the last five years. Yes(PDF, Excel)
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7/6/2015 Andrew Crosby UIC 1. Specific information regarding District Financial Profiles; 2.  List of actions taken from 2002-2014;  3. A cost estimate of Financial Profile actions for each district 2002-2014. No responsive docs
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7/1/2015 Peter Heimlich Any and all related records including but not be limited to applications, correspondence, and financial records regarding Erin E. McNamee -ISBE license number 1491812. Yes (docs provided)