Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

State Board of Education
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2021 FY 2020
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Student Learning $ 11,087,143.5 351.0 $ 11,057,535.3 279.0
Learning Conditions $ 429,378.6 41.0 $ 34,306.7 32.0
Elevating Educators $ 76,239.3 75.0 $ 82,986.3 56.0
Totals $ 11,592,761.4 467.0 $ 11,174,828.3 367.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative

The Illinois State Board of Education annually evaluates the “Comprehensive Strategic Plan for Elementary and Secondary Education” to ensure it remains meaningful as education initiatives are implemented in Illinois. Reporting programs in this report align to the Board’s strategic goals:

  • Student Learning: Every child will make significant academic gains each year, increasing their knowledge, skills, and opportunities so they graduate equipped to pursue a successful future, with the state paying special attention to addressing historic inequities.
  • Learning Conditions: All schools will receive the resources necessary to create safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environments, and will be equipped to meet the unique academic and social and emotional needs of each and every child.
  • Elevating Educators: Illinois’ diverse student population will have educators who are prepared through multiple pathways and are supported in and celebrated for their efforts to provide each and every child an education that meets their needs.

The indicators within this year's report highlight important gains made within Illinois' public education system that help to achieve these strategic goals. As we continue to make improvements, we recognize that continuous improvement will ensure every student achieves academic success.

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