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Title School Security and Standards Task Force 
Contact Name Carla Phillips 
Contact Title Legal Department 
Contact Email  
Function The School Security and Standards Task Force is created within the State Board of Education to study the security of schools in this State, make recommendations, and draft minimum standards for use by schools to make them more secure and to provide a safer learning environment for the children of this State.  
Term N/A 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Expenses 
Qualifications Members of the Task Force appointed by the Governor must be individuals who have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the field of security or who have worked within the school system. The appointment of members by the Governor must reflect the geographic diversity of this State.  
Composition General Assembly Appointments:

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- One member of the public who is a parent and one member of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate.
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- One member of the public who is a parent and one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
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- One member of the public who is a parent and one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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- One member of the public who is a parent and one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
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- A representative from the State Board of Education, appointed by the Chairperson of the State Board of Education.
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- A representative from the Department of State Police, appointed by the Director of State Police. Governor Appointments:

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- A representative from an association representing Illinois sheriffs
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- A representative from an association representing Illinois chiefs of police
- -A representative from an association representing Illinois firefighters
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- A representative from an association representing Illinois regional superintendents of schools
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- A representative from an association representing Illinois principals
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- A representative from an association representing Illinois school boards
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- A representative from the security consulting profession
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- An architect or engineer who specializes in security issues 
Authority 105 ILCS 5/2-3.160 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Aranowski, Jeffrey  07/23/2014  Chair of ISBE  Member, representative of ISBE  None   
Bernat, Robert T., MD, JD  07/03/2014  Senate President  Member, parent  Cook   
Bivins, Tim  07/30/2014  Senate Minority Leader  Member  None   
Cullerton, Tom  07/03/2014  Senate President  Member  None   
Demmer, Tom    House Minority Leader  Member  None  State Representative 
Frisch, Laura  10/14/2014  Speaker of the House  Member, parent  None   
Henebry, David  10/03/2014  Governor  Member, architect or engineer who specializes in security issues  Sangamon   
Schnitzler, Roger  07/25/2014  Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois principals  None   
Schwarm, Ben  07/03/2014  Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois school boards  None   
Sente, Carol  10/08/2014  Speaker of the House  Member  None  State Representative 
Simonton, John  08/11/2014  Senate Minority Leader  Member, parent  None   
TBD    House Minority Leader  Member, parent  None   
Tomlinson, Dave  07/03/2014  Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois firefighters  None   
Vacant    Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois sheriffs  None   
Vacant    Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois chiefs of police  None   
Vose, Jeff  07/03/2014  Governor  Member, representative from an association representing Illinois regional superintendents of schools  None   
Wilder, Steven  07/03/2014  Governor  Member, representative from the security consulting profession  Kankakee   
Williams, Col. Tad    Director of State Police  Member, representative from the Department of State Police  None   

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