State Board of Education http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Board of Education takes over East St. Louis schools http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-board-education-takes-over-east-st-louis-schools <p>For the first time in its history, the <a href="http://www.isbe.state.il.us/">Illinois State Board of Education</a> has taken over a public school district.</p><p>The board voted unanimously today to dissolve the seven-member elected board of the East St. Louis Public Schools and replace it with an appointed five-member oversight panel to run the school district.</p><p>The district already was under state financial oversight, and the board previously had entered an agreement giving a state consultant the final say over most decisions.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:51:42 +0000 WNIJ 13747 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Board of Education takes over East St. Louis schools