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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois

AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
November 16-17, 2005

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion take place during
Committee meetings prior to the State Board taking action in the plenary session.

View Finance & Audit Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View
Board Operations Packet PDF File
View
Governmental Relations Packet PDF File
View
Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File

View Plenary Session Packet PDF File

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WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2005

Public Conference Call Access Numbers are listed below.  Note that Governmental Relations has a different confirmation number.
10:30 a.m. Finance & Audit Committee
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 8 3 3 3 1
* Noon Lunch Break
* 1:30 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 8 3 3 3 1
* 2:00 p.m. Board Operations Committee
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 8 3 3 3 1
* 3:30 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 9 4 4 2 5
* 3:30 p.m. Education Policy Planning Committee
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 8 3 3 3 1

THURSDAY, November 17, 2005


Public Conference Call Access Number for public session:
      1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 1 8 3 3 3 2
9:00 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Executive Board Room, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 400

*   The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board meeting on Thursday at which time the Board will recess for lunch, the Board will reconvene the plenary session to adopt a motion to go into Closed Session.

November 18-20, 2005


State Board Members will attend IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference,
Hyatt Regency Chicago

State Board of Education “Meet & Greet” Conference Attendees, Comiskey Room, Hyatt Regency
          Friday, November 18 from 1:30 – 3:30; and
          Saturday, November 19 from 1:30 – 3:30


All State Board of Education meetings listed on this agenda will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Board office no later than the date prior to the meeting.  Contact the Superintendent's office at the State Board of Education, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Board Room, 302 Vermilion Hall
Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main Street, Danville, Illinois

Thursday, Novemer 17, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only)
Confirmation #:  1 3 1 8 3 3 3 2

The Plenary Session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion take place during
Committee meetings prior to the State Board taking action in the plenary session.

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance 

B. Public Participation

C. Approval of Minutes

  1. October 20, 2005 (pp. 3-9)

D. Announcements and Reports

  1. Superintendent's Announcements
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Members' Reports

E. Superintendent's Report
        *Consent Agenda
              
All action consideration items listed with an asterisk (*) are considered to be  routine and will
              be enacted in one motion and vote. Any board member who  wishes separate discussion
              on any item listed on the consent agenda may remove that item from the consent agenda,
              in which event, the item will be considered in its normal sequence.

Action Considerations 

*1. Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 401 (Nonpublic Special Education Facilities) (pp. 10-35)

*2. Recommendations from the Teacher Certification Board

  1. Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs
    1. Loyola University - Secondary Science-Physics (pp. 36-37)
    2. McKendree College - Learning Behavior Specialist I (pp. 38-39)
    3. McKendree College Secondary Health Education
  2. Determination of Accreditation of Institutions (pp. 40-45)
    1. Lincoln Christian College

3. Approval of Adjustments in WIDA Contract (pp. 46-47)

4. Approval of Adjustments in RFSP for Illinois Alternate Assessment (pp. 48-49)

5. Approval of Academic Early Warning List & Academic Watch List (pp. 50-75)

6. Revision of the 2006 Board Calendar (as needed) (pp. 76-78)

Information Items

  1. Discussion Regarding Report Card Policy Issues (pp. 79-92)
  2. Monthly Informational Reports
    1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 93-98)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 99-114)

F. Adjourn

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777