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Illinois State Advisory Council (ISAC)

The Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities is statutorily created by Section 14-3.01 of the School Code of Illinois. The purpose of the Council is to:

  1. Advise the State Board of Education regarding rules and regulations relating to the education of children with disabilities and promulgated by the Board, modifications or additions to county or regional comprehensive plans, qualifications of due process hearing officers, and procedures for the conduct of due process hearings,
  2. Advise the General Assembly, the Governor, and the State Board of Education on the unmet needs of children with disabilities,
  3. Assist the State Board of Education in developing and reporting data and evaluations which may assist the U.S. Commissioner of Education,
  4. Comment publicly on rules and regulations proposed by the state regarding the education of children with disabilities and the procedures for distribution of funds.

 Mission Statement

The role of the Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities is to be a proactive body, advising the Governor, Legislature and the State Board of Education on current issues relating to the education of children and youth with disabilities. It is also the responsibility of this Council to encourage new strategies and technologies, while advocating high standards of excellence throughout Illinois.

 Meetings

ISAC Meeting Notice
Date Description
December 6, 2016 
ISAC Comprehensive State Plan Committee
8:00 a.m.
Via phone

Agenda: Withdrawals (2)
December 6, 2016 
ISAC Family Communications Committee
3:00 p.m.
Via phone

Agenda: Spring newsletter
December 7, 2016 
ISAC Transition Committee
1:00 p.m.
ISBE Board Conference Room - 4th Floor

Agenda: Discussion of universal expectations and consistency in criteria for transitional programming; Update from Jeanine on potential nonprofits providing education for students on their employment rights on reasonable accommodations; WIU Puns list on line training, updates. 
December 7, 2016
ISAC Committee of the Whole
2:00 p.m.
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Board Room (4th Floor)
Springfield, IL

Agenda
December 7, 2016 
ISAC Bilingual Committee
immediately following the Committee of the Whole Meeting
ISBE Board Room - 4th Floor

Agenda: Goals for the year, Participation in the bilingual/special education joint committee  
December 8, 2016 
ISAC Access Committee
8:30 a.m.
ISBE Board Conference Room - 4th Floor

Agenda: Continue discuss on accessibility to extracurriculars for students with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities; Continue discussion on OCR complaints 
December 8, 2016 
ISAC Legislation/Interagency Communication Committee
8:30 a.m.
ISBE Board Room - 4th Floor

Agenda: Legislative Breakfast
December 8, 2016
ISAC Business Meeting
9:00 a.m.
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Board Room (4th Floor)
Springfield, IL

Agenda

If you wish to participate in a meeting being held by telephone conference call and are not a Committee Member, please contact Mary Long at least 48 hours in advance at (217) 782-5589. Thank you.

Note For All Meetings:


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the Illinois State Board of Education (voice: 217/782-5589 and TTY: 217/782-1900) at least one week prior to the meeting date to allow time for making accommodations.

 ISAC Council Members (Jan. 2015)

 ISAC Annual Reports (All in PDF PDF File format)

 Newsletters