Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

State Board of Education
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Equity $ 10,164,875.6 250.0 $ 0.0 0.0
Quality $ 174,649.8 61.0 $ 0.0 0.0
Educator Recruitment and Recognition $ 94,232.4 55.0 $ 0.0 0.0
Community $ 24,599.0 11.0 $ 0.0 0.0
Non-Reporting Programs
Fiscal Support  $ 0.0 N/A $ 47,771.0 136.0
General Office  $ 0.0 N/A $ 3,668.3 36.0
Human Resources  $ 0.0 N/A $ 870.8 N/A
Internal Audit  $ 0.0 N/A $ 461.7 N/A
School Support  $ 0.0 N/A $ 17,050.6 68.0
Special Education  $ 0.0 N/A $ 2,060,525.8 42.0
Teaching and Learning  $ 0.0 N/A $ 7,629,923.5 71.0
Totals $ 10,458,356.8 377.0 $ 9,760,271.7 353.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
Annually, the State Board of Education evaluates the “Comprehensive Strategic Plan for Elementary and Secondary Education,” revising and adding changes to ensure it remains a meaningful plan to implement the education initiatives in Illinois. The five-year strategic plan was first submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly in June 2005. The Board’s strategic goals are aligned to its efforts: Every child in the public school system in the State of Illinois deserves to attend a system wherein: (1) all kindergarteners are assessed for readiness; (2) ninety percent or more 3rd-grade students are reading at or above grade level; (3) ninety percent or more 5th-grade students meet or exceed expectations in mathematics; (4) ninety percent or more students are on track to graduate with their cohort at the end of 9th grade; (5) ninety percent or more students graduate from high school ready for college and career; (6) all students are supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders; and (7) every school offers a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. Reporting programs for fiscal year 2018 are aligned to the State Board of Education’s four funding principles: • Equity: Provide each child with the individualized supports he or she needs to achieve their potential and meet our common, high expectations. • Quality: Recognize and nurture the individual strengths each student brings to the classroom and provide diverse pathways to success. • Community: Addressing the state’s deep opportunity gaps requires bridging services to meet the needs of the whole child. • Educator Recruitment and Recognition: Expand and diversify the pipeline for recruitment and retention of Illinois’ current teachers. All functions from fiscal year 2017 were regrouped to the four funding principles for fiscal year 2018. Expenditures and headcount for fiscal year 2017 reporting programs are included for historical purposes and are shown as non-reporting programs.