The Department of Juvenile Justice operates School District #428 according to the Illinois Compiled Statutes (105 ILCS 5/13-40). "Its purpose is to enhance the quality and scope of education for inmates and wards within the Department of Juvenile Justice so that they will be better motivated and better equipped to restore themselves to constructive and law abiding lives in the community." According to statute, "It shall be responsible for the education of youth within the Department of Juvenile Justice and inmates age 21 or under within the Department of Corrections who have not yet earned a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate and the said district may establish primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special and advanced educational schools as provided in this Act." The Board of Education for this district shall with the aid and advice of professional educational personnel of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the State Board of Education determine the needs and type of schools and the curriculum for each school within the school district. The School District Superintendent is Gloria Davis.
On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued a "Correctional Education Guidance Package." A statement concerning the information by Director Candice Jones and links can be found here.
District #428 School Board Members:
- Candice Jones, President
- Heather Marie Dalmage
- Tresa Dunbar Garrett
- David A. Green
- John Patrick Griffin
- Candice M. Smith
- Jennifer D. Vidis
School Board Meeting Schedule:
All Board meetings will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held at the Aftercare Services Office, 100 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.
January 16, 2015
February 20, 2015 - Meeting Cancelled
March 20, 2015 - Meeting Cancelled
April 17, 2015
May 15, 2015 - Meeting Cancelled
June 19, 2015 - Meeting Cancelled
July 17, 2015 - Meeting Cancelled
August 21, 2015
September 18, 2015
November 13, 2015
School Board Agendas:
School Board Minutes: