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​Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/22-95 new​) creates the statewide advisory council to exchange thoughtful dialogue concerning the needs, challenges, and opportunities of rural schools districts and to provide policy recommendations to the State. The Council shall perform all of the following functions:

  1. Convey and impart the perspective of rural communities and provide context during policy discussions on various statewide issues with the State Superintendent of Education.
  2. Present to the State Superintendent of Education the opportunity to speak directly with representatives of rural communities on various policy and legal issues, to present feedback on critical issues facing rural communities, to generate ideas, and to communicate information to the State Superintendent.
  3. Provide feedback about this State's pre-kindergarten through grade 12 practices and policies so that the application of policies in rural areas may be more fully understood.​​

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