Rules & Waivers

Division Staff


The Rules and Waivers Division is responsible for coordinating the agency’s rulemaking, waiver, and requests for proposals processes. Further information about each of these functions can be found at the applicable link below.

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The State Board's rules cover a wide range of topics and are subject to change in response to legislation and other policymaking decisions. Click on the link above to view rules that are currently in effect, as well as those that are undergoing revision.

Funding Opportunities

This site will help potential applicants navigate the funding opportunities that are available each year through the State Board of Education. This site lists opportunities for competitive grants, formula grants, and contracts. In addition, for the benefit of currently funded grantees, a link also is provided to continuation applications.


School districts and other eligible applicants may request waivers and modifications from nearly all of the laws contained in the School Code (105 ILCS 5) or in the State Board of Education’s administrative rules. Information on this site explains the waiver process, provides deadlines for applicants to submit requests for waivers of School Code mandates to the State Board, and presents listings of the types of requests that have been submitted and the action taken.

Illinois General Assembly

Search for State of Illinois Bills, Resolutions, Public Acts etc.