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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.

bullet 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.

bullet ISAC Newsletters

bullet Meetings

ISAC Meeting Notice
Date Description
December 5, 2014
ISAC Legislation/Interagency Communication Committee
8:00 a.m.
Via Phone

Agenda: Legislative updates on Special Education and Legislative Breakfast
December 8, 2014
ISAC Comprehensive State Plan Committee
8:00 a.m.
Via Phone

Agenda: Review of proposed withdrawal plans from Rantoul #137 withdrawal from Rural Champaign County Special Education Cooperative and Roxana CUD #1 withdrawal from Madison County Special Education Region III
December 10, 2014
ISAC Transition Committee
1:00 p.m.
Via Phone

Agenda: Employment First Blueprint, Transition Conference review and other.
December 11, 2014
ISAC Family Communications Committee
8:00 a.m.
ISBE - Springfield Board Room

Agenda: Introductions, Review of meeting minutes from FY2014, Newsletter Schedule, Newsletter Content, Content Assignments

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.

bullet ISAC Council Members (Nov. 2013)

bullet ISAC Annual Reports

(All in PDF PDF File format)

bullet Newsletters