ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
October 21-22, 2008


View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
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Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View Work-Study Session: Charter Schools PDF File
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Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File

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

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

 9:00 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

*10:15 a.m. 

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

8:30 a.m.

Work-Study Session:  Charter Schools
Board Room, 4th Floor

*10:30 a.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

*11:00 a.m       ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

ISBE Budget Hearing
Location:   Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plaza Room G
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL

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

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: 17-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

NOTE:    Chairman Ruiz may call to order the Board’s plenary session early for the sole purpose of hearing a motion to go into closed session.  In such case, the plenary session will reconvene for action items at the time posted.  Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session on Thursday at which time the Board will go into closed session.


Illinois State Board of Education
PLENARY SESSION

Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois Wednesday, October 22, 2008
11:00 a.m.

(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)

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

All meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at www.isbe.net

  1. Reconvene Plenary Session/Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

  2. Resolutions & Recognition             11:00 – 11:05 a.m.

    1. Dorothy Eulass, Center on Deafness, Northbrook, IL  (Plenary p. 4)
    2. Christina Meyer, Marsh Elementary School, Rockford, IL  (Plenary p. 5)

  3. Public Participation                              11:05 – 11:35 a.m.

  4. 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                        consent agenda items:  11:35 – 11:45 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes: 

  1. (Correction) August 19-20, 2008 Retreat Debriefing (Plenary pp. 6-11)
  2. September 17-18, 2008 Plenary Session (Plenary pp. 12-30)
  3. September 17, 2008 Assessment Work Study (Plenary pp. 31-52)

*2.  Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 260 (Reading Improvement) (Rules Packet pp. 5-13)

*3.  Rules for Adoption 

  1. Part 75 (Incentive Grants for Agricultural Science Teacher Education) (Rules Packet pp. 14-25)

*4.  Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

  1. Illinois Alternate Assessment Contract (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 11-12)
  2. Special Education Database System (SEDS) Contract with Hupp (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 13-14)
  3. Intergovernmental Agreement with University of Illinois for INTC work on Statewide New Teacher Induction & Mentoring (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 15-16)
  4. RFSP for Illinois Virtual School (IVS) Administrative Agent (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 17-34)

*5.  Delegation of Right to Hold Public Hearing under the Grant Funds Recovery Act  (FAC Packet pp. 8-10)

*6.  Preschool for All FY09 Funding Report (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 6-19)

*7.  Consideration of Certification of Proviso Township High School District #209 as in Financial Difficulty (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 35-40)

*8.  2008 Board Calendar Revision (Plenary Packet pp. 53-54)

End of consent agenda

9.  Legislative Grants and other Special Initiatives (as needed) 

10.  Closed Session Minutes (as needed, following closed session)

  1. New Business                                                                        11:45 – 11:50 a.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports                            11:50 – 12:40 p.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)                  11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements                                  12:00 – 12:10 p.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                                             12:10 – 12:20 p.m.
    4. Committee Reports                                                            12:20 – 12:30 p.m.
    5. Member Reports                                                                  12:30 – 12:40 p.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (Plenary pp. 55-82)

  4. Adjourn

NOTE:   Chairman Ruiz may call to order the Board’s plenary session early for the sole purpose of hearing a motion to go into closed session.  In such case, the plenary session will reconvene at the time announced.  Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session at which time the Board will go into closed session.