According to the Illinois General Assembly, the primary purpose of schooling is the transmission of knowledge and culture through which students learn in areas necessary to their continuing development and entry into the world of work. To fulfill that purpose, the Illinois State Board of Education prepared State Goals for Learning with accompanying Illinois Learning Standards. The School Board gives priority in the allocation of resources, including funds, time, personnel, and facilities, to fulfilling this purpose.
The School Board continuously monitors student achievement and the quality of the District's work. The Superintendent shall supervise the following quality assurance components, in accordance with State Board of Education rules, and continuously keep the Board informed by:
1. Preparing each school's annual recognition application and quality assurance appraisal, whether internal or external, to assess each school's process for continuous school improvement.
2. Submitting School Improvement Plans for Board approval that comply with State law and contain:
· District student learning objectives,
· Assessment systems for measuring students' progress in the fundamental learning areas, and
· Reporting systems for informing the community and the State of assessment results.
3. Continuously assess the District’s and schools’ performance as defined by State law.
4. If applicable, develop District and School Improvement Plans, present them for Board approval, and supervise their implementation.
5. Publishing a school report card in accordance with State law.
6. In accordance with Sec. 2-3.153 of the School Code, administer at least biennially a survey of learning conditions on the instructional environment within the school to, at minimum, students in grades 6 through 12 and teachers.
The Superintendent shall make regular assessment reports to the Board, including projections whether the District and each school is or will be making adequate yearly progress as defined in State law. The Superintendent shall seek Board approval for each District and/or school improvement plan and otherwise when necessary or advisable.
School Choice for Students Enrolled in a School Identified for Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring
This section of the policy is effective only if the choice requirements in federal law are applicable to Illinois. When effective, this section applies to only those students enrolled in a school identified by the School Boardfor school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring according to federal law. Those students may transfer to another public school within the District, if any, that has not been so identified. If there are no District schools available into which a student may transfer, the Superintendent or designee shall, to the extent practicable, establish a cooperative agreement with other districts in the area. A student who transfers to another school under this policy may remain at that school until the student completes the highest grade at that school. The District shall provide transportation only until the end of the school year in which the transferring school ceases to be identified for school improvement or subject to corrective action or restructuring. All transfers andnotices provided to parents/guardians and transfer requests are governed by State and federal law.
When this section of the policy is effective, students from low-income families shall be provided supplemental educational services as provided in federal law if they attend any District school that: (1) failed to make adequate yearly progress for three consecutive years, or (2) is subject to corrective action or restructuring.
LEGAL REF: No Child Left Behind Act, §1116. 20 U.S.C. §6316.
34 C.F.R. §§200.32, 200.33, 200.42, AND 200.43
105 ILCS 5/2-3.63, 5/2-3.64a-5, 5/10-21.3a, and §5/27-1
23 IL Admin. Code §§1.10, 1.20, and 1.30.
CROSS REF: 6:170,6:340, 7:10
ADOPTED: October 4, 1999
REVISED: December 16, 2002; May 24, 2004; September 24, 2009; September 24, 2015