ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
100 N. First Street
Springfield, Illinois


February 18-19, 2009

View Work Study – Early Childhood EducationPDF File
View Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Committee of the Whole 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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

8:30 a.m.

Tour Springfield S.D. #186 Early Learning Center
2501 South First Street, Springfield, IL

9:45 a.m. 

WORK STUDY:  Early Childhood Education
Board Room, 4th Floor

11:00 a.m. 

Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

12:30 p.m.

Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.   

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole (immediately following lunch)
Board Room, 4th Floor

*2:25 p.m. 

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

*4:00 p.m.  

Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

NOTICE:     In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, notice is hereby posted that some or all members of the Illinois State Board of Education may be attending, as guests, the Illinois Education Roundtable Legislative Forum at the Inn at 835, Springfield, IL, beginning at 5:30 p.m. No Board action will be taken.
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

8:45 a.m. 

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

*9:30 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor

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
February 19, 2009
9:
15 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. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance                     (timeframes are estimated for planning purposes)
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Ridgeview Elementary School (Colfax) - Silver Level Healthier US School Challenge School (p. 4)
    2. Bushnell-Prairie City Elementary School - Silver Level Healthier US School Challenge School (p. 5)

  3. Public Participation                                                                 9:15 – 9:45 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:  9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes:  January 27, 2009  (Plenary pp. 6-12)

*2. Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost Under Section 18-3 of the School Code) (Rules pp. 4-11)
  2. Part 240 (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program) (Rules pp. 12-16)
  3. Part 405 (Payments to Certain Facilities Under Section 14-7.05)  (Rules pp. 17-26)

*3.  Rules for Adoption 

  1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (Rules pp. 27-42)
  2. Part 25 (Certification) (Rules pp. 43-54)

*4.  Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

  1. Contract Renewal:  Target Area Development Corporation (Grow Your Own Illinois)  (Finance pp. 6-18)
  2. Contract:  Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (School Meals Initiative Review)  (Finance pp. 19-20)
  3. Contract:  Harte Hanks (Third Party Assessment Oversight)   (Finance pp. 21-22)
  4. Request for Proposals (RFP): Preschool for All Children Ages 3 to 5 Years: FY10   (Finance pp. 23-24)
  5. Request for Proposals (RFP): Prevention Initiative Birth to 3 Years: FY10   (Finance pp. 25-26)

*5.  Spring Mandate Waiver Report  (Governmental Relations pp. 49-80)

*6.  Revision of 2009 Calendar of Meetings (Board Operations pp. 7-8)

*7.  Teacher Certification Board Recommendations

  1. Accreditation and Program Approvals  (Plenary pp. 13-20)
  2. (1)   Aurora University
    (2)   Erickson Institute
    (3)   Quincy University
    (4)   Trinity Christian College
    (5)   University of St. Francis
  3. Program Approval  (Plenary pp. 21-23)

    (1)   Loyola University

*8.  Partnership for 21st Century Skills  (Education Policy Planning pp. 5-10)

End of consent agenda

 9.  Election of Officers                                                                  10:00 – 10:10

10. Federal Stimulus (as needed)

  1. New Business                                                                          10:10 – 10:15 a.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports                                                   10:15 – 10:55 a.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)           10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements                       10:25 – 10:35 a.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                             10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    4. Member Reports                                                10:45 - 10:55 a.m.
  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (Plenary pp. 24-51)

  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.