Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street • Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Jesse H. Ruiz Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D.
Chairman State Superintendent of Education
M E M O R A N D U M
TO: The Honorable John J. Cullerton, Senate President The Honorable Christine Radogno, Senate Republican Leader The Honorable Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the House The Honorable Tom Cross, House Republican Leader FROM: Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Education
DATE: March 1, 2011
RE: School Bullying Prevention Task Force Report Pursuant to PA 96-0 that created the School Bullying Prevention Task Force, attached is a report including the findings and recommendations for preventing and
addressing bullying in schools in this State. The Task Force was charged with exploring the causes and consequences of bullying in
schools in this State, identifying promising practices that reduce incidences of bullying, highlighting training and technical assistance opportunities for schools to effectively address bullying, evaluating the effectiveness of schools current anti-bullying policies and other bullying prevention programs, and other related issues. Under tight time constraints, the Task Force has met that charge. The Illinois State Board of Education
will post this report on its webpage devoted to the Task Force (http://www.isbe.net/SBPTF/default.htm). Moreover, in the near future, the Task Force will produce an Executive Summary of this report which the ISBE will also include on the Task Force webpage. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Darren Reisberg, ISBE General Counsel and Deputy Superintendent, at 217/782-8535.
cc: The Honorable Pat Quinn, Governor Mark Mahoney, Clerk of the House Jillayne Rock, Secretary of the Senate
Legislative Research Unit
State Government Report Center