New Cabinet On Children And Youth Created

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The Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth is now a reality in Illinois, after Governor Bruce Rauner signed an executive order.

This new cabinet is designed to streamline Illinois' education and youth initiatives across the state. Governor Rauner said the Children's Cabinet will formulate a strategic vision for the education and well-being of children and families across Illinois. That vision, the governor added, will include ideas to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the state of Illinois by reducing bureaucracy and ensuring state agencies are aligned in their programming.

Governor Rauner also says the Children's Cabinet will ease partnerships inside state government, along with schools and private organizations.

The Governor will serve as Chairman of the Children’s Cabinet. The members include:

  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Deputy Governor
  • Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
  • State Secretary of Education
  • Superintendent of the State Board of Education
  • Director of the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Director of the Department of Employment Security
  • Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Secretary of the Department of Human Services
  • Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Director of the Department of Public Health
  • Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development
  • Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
  • Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education
  • Executive Director of the Community College Board
  • Executive Director of the Student Assistance Commission
  • Director of the Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • President of the Illinois Math and Science Academy
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