State Programs - District Interventions
CSFA Number: 586-13-1088
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Deb Vespa
217-785-8779
dvespa@isbe.net
Short Description
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is intervening in East St. Louis SD 189 and North Chicago CUSD 187 as a result of low performance in terms of student achievement and financial management. These interventions resulted in the placement of Financial Oversight Panels and assumption of control of the governance in both school districts.

Due to limited financial resources, these districts continue to struggle financially and, as a result of the heavy reliance on state and federal funding, the future financial viability of these two districts is bleak. Past and projected budget reductions to continue operations are such that the ability of the districts to increase student achievement is seriously impaired. Additional state support is needed to assist ISBE and the districts in their efforts to continue to improve the schools.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
PA 099-0005
Objectives and Goals
To provide the intervention districts with financial support that will allow the districts’ leadership to focus on improving academic achievement and efficiencies in operations. These funds are targeted to assist the district with staffing and student needs and debt services needs that will allow General State Aid/Evidence-Based Funding and Federal Impact Aid to be utilized by the district to meet students’ needs.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The funds are required to be used for ordinary and contingent expenditures.
Eligibility Requirements
Under the monitoring of a Financial Oversight Panel, these funds were for East St. Louis SD 189 and North Chicago CUSD 187.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Districts must submit a budget and the budget is approved by the State Board.
Assistance Consideration
Funds are utilized to assist the districts with staffing and student needs.
Post Assistance Requirements
Funds are monitored to ensure that are spent as approved by the State Board.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
As per the allocation statute
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2016 : $11,200,000
FY 2018 : $6,560,200
FY 2019 : $6,560,200
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
34049187026-3999(DI)North Chicago SD 18711/17/201908/31/20206,050,000
50082189022-3999(DI)East St Louis SD 18907/01/201908/31/20206,050,000