Financial Services

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    ISBE offers financial consultation for school districts, Regional Offices of Education, and other local educational agencies through Aaron Schilling, who is headquartered in the North Cook ISC office.

    Mr. Schilling's official title with the State Board of Education is Regional Financial Consultant.


    Regional Financial Consultants provide specialized consulting services and are the primary contact on matters related to:

    • Cost analysis
    • Enrollment projections 
    • Cash flow spreadsheets 
    • Financial Projections
    • Reimbursement claims assistance
    • New Superintendent support
    • Watch list district support
    • Budget development
    • Business management
    • Attendance systems
    • School reorganization
    • School Finance Authorities
    • Financial Oversight Panels
    • Site-Based Expenditure Reporting (SBER)

    Aaron is also available to conduct financial and trend analysis of school districts and other administrative entities, particularly financially distressed districts, to track their fiscal solvency, assist in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of training to improve the financial management practices in school districts. He may also recommend the development of broad, statewide financial management and fiscal policies and procedures.

    If you have any questions or need more information, contact Mr. Aaron Schilling at or call 847-803-5606 (office) or 217-785-8779 (School Business Services). See ISBE brochure below.

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