"The voice of nonpublic education in Illinois"


Hello and welcome from ICNS!




ICNS is the voice of nonpublic education in Illinois, ensuring that policy and advocacy agencies are monitored and give a voice as funding and regulations are formulated downstate. We at ICNS are committed to continue our strong advocacy for Illinois nonpublic schools locally, in Springfield and nationally through our work with the Council of American Private Education (CAPE).


This mission is critical this year as we work to continue the Tax Credit Scholarship Program for Illinois. We cannot do this without the collective effort of nonpublic schools across the state. School membership dues are critical to our success, however, our dues are not enough to sustain this work. We rely on additional donations to remain the voice of nonpublic education in Illinois.


Legislative Goals

  • Work to restore funding to the Textbook Block Grant, Educational Improvement and School Safety Block Grant and the Parent/Guardian Transportation Reimbursement programs.
  • Continue our efforts to support, work to protect, and improve the $100 Million Invest in Kids Act.
  • Stay well-informed of any legislation, rules or regulations associated with early childhood, elementary and high school so ICNS can react.
  • Maintain a smooth and cooperative relationship between the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and nonpublic schools to ensure an effective state recognition program for nonpublic schools.


Donate to ICNS today and help us ensure nonpublic schools
continue to have a voice in Illinois.

For questions, contact: Judy, ICNS Membership & Communication
Email: icnsillinois@gmail.com

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