ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


100 N. First Street
Springfield, Illinois

March 16-17, 2011


View Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Government Relations Committee Packet PDF File
View Board Operations 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 Plenary Session Packet PDF File 


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 - March 16 - 17, 2011

TUESDAY, March 15, 2011
1:00 p.m. House Appropriations – Elementary & Secondary Hearing
118 Capitol
3:00 p.m. Senate Education Committee
409 Capitol

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011

10:30 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
11:30 a.m. Break for lunch over closed session
*12:30 p.m. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*2:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*2:30 p.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
4:00 p.m. Senate Appropriations II Hearing
212 Capitol
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

THURSDAY, March 17, 2011

8:30 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*10:00 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
1:00 p.m. 29th Annual Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Service Recognition Awards Ceremony
Executive Mansion

* 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
March 17, 2011
10:00 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. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Public Participation (up to 30 minutes)                 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

  3. Resolutions & Recognition                        10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
    1. Nicole Maslow, Senior, Hinsdale South High School District 86 (p. 3)
      Illinois Arts Education Poster Contest Winner

  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: 10:40 – 10:50 a.m.

    1. *Approval of Minutes: February 17, 2011 (pp. 4-11)

    2. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 151 (School Construction Program)   (Rules packet pp. 2-9)
      2. Part 5001 (Access to Information of the State Board of Education under the
        Freedom of Information Act)        (Rules pp. 10-16)

    3. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. 1. Low-Cost Laptop Grant Program (Finance & Audit packet pp. 2-5)

    4. *Approve Annual Financial Profile of School Districts (Finance & Audit packet pp. 6-9)

    5. * Approve Special Education Expenditures & Receipts Report (Finance & Audit packet pp. 10-13)

    End of Consent Agenda

  5. New Business                                                                                        10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

  6. Announcements and Reports                                                                11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)   11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
    2. P-20 Council Liaison Report (No report this month)
    3. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements   11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
    4. Chairman’s Report  11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
    5. Member Reports     11:40 – 11:50 a.m. 

  7. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (available online at www.isbe.net/board/fiscal_admin_rep.htm)

  8. Adjourn
NOTE: 1:00 p.m. - 29th Annual Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Service Recognition Awards Ceremony Executive Mansion
(Supt. Koch welcome remarks; Chris Ward, Melinda LaBarre & Andrea Brown)