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

January 13-14, 2010


View Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
View FY2011 Budget – Board adopted 1-14-2010 PDF File  new


Public Participation

NOTE: The sign-in sheet for public participation will be set out 30 minutes prior to the start of each meeting.

Public Participation Policy

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

State Board of Education Meeting - January 13-14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
10:15 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
Noon Governor’s State of the State Address
(Some Board Members may attend.)
*1:15 p.m. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole (immediately following State of the State Address)
Board Room, 4th Floor
*4:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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

Thursday, January 14, 2010
8:30 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*10:15 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
* 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
January 14, 2010
10:15 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
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Ceremonial Swearing-in of New State Board of Education Members     10:15 – 10:25 a.m.

  3. Public Participation                                                                      10:25 – 10:55 a.m.

  4. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Joyce Karon, Former State Board of Education Member

  5. 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:  10:55 – 11:05 a.m.

  1. *Approval of Minutes
    1. December 15 2009 (Plenary Packet pp. 5-13)
    2. Violence in Schools Work Study, December 16, 2009 (Plenary Packet pp. 14-17)

  2. *Rules for Initial Review
    1. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools)   (Rules Committee Packet pp. 4-11)

  3. *Rules for Adoption
    1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)  (Rules Packet pp. 12-53)
    2. Part 151 (School Construction)  (Rules Committee Packet pp. 54-75)
    3. Part 252 (Driver Education)     (Rules Committee Packet pp. 76-82)

  4. *Recommended Denials of District Requests for Waivers of Transitional Bilingual Education Rules
    1. Arlington Heights School District #25 (Gov’t Relations Packet pp. 44-49)
    2. School District U-46 (Elgin) (Gov’t Relations Packet pp. 50-56)
    3. Kildeer Countryside CCSD #96 (Gov’t Relations Packet pp. 57-69)


  5. *Legislative Proposals (Gov’t Relations Packet pp. 5-43)

  6. *Spring Mandate Waiver Report  (Gov’t Relations Packet pp. )

  7. *Teacher Certification Board Recommendation: McKendree University (EPPC Packet pp. 4-5)

  8. *Approval of Race To The Top Application (EPPC Packet pp. 7)
End of Consent Agenda
  1. Approval of FY11 State Board Budget Recommendation (Finance & Audit Packet p. 3-)  11:05 – 11:25 a.m.
  1. New Business                                                                                            11:25 – 11:30 a.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports                                                                     11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi) 11:30 – 11:40 a.m.
    2. P-20 Council Liaison Report (Joyce Karon) 11:40 – 11:50 a.m.
    3. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    4. Chairman’s Report  12:00 – 12:10 p.m.
    5. Member Reports  12:10 – 12:20 p.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 18-46)

  4. Adjourn