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For Immediate Release
May 13, 2005

Illinois State Board of Education announces upcoming meetings
Illinois State Testing Review Committee. ISAC By-Laws Committee Meeting Illinois State Board of Education

Springfield, Ill. –The Illinois State Board of Education has announced several upcoming meetings, as listed below. 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 Testing Review Committee
Monday, May 16, 2005 – 10 a.m.
Conference Room B - Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois

Agenda

  1. Orientation and Introduction
  2. Practices and Issues of Committee Under the Open Meeting Act
  3. Housekeeping reimbursement
  4. Review of ISAT/PSAE Statutes; Release of State Test Review Committee
  5. IMAGE proficiency scores; Staff and Contractor Recommendations
  6. Lunch
  7. Harcourt-ISAT Tests and Services

ISAC By-Laws Committee Meeting
Telephone Conference Call
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Call in #1-800-559-0817
7 1 3 0 7 9 4 #

Agenda

1. Discussion of an Ethics Code of ISAC



Illinois State Board of Education
May 18-19, 2005
100 North First Street - Springfield, Illinois

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Public Conference Call Access Number for Wednesday meetings:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 6 7 1 1 0 1

11 a.m. - Better Funding For Better Schools Rally - Capitol Rotunda (Board members may attend)

Noon - Board Operations Committee - 4th Floor Conference Room

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Discussion Items *
    a. Annual Work Conference
    b. 2006 and 2007 Meeting Dates
    c. 2006 NASBE Dues
    d. Board Packet and Meeting Preparation
  3. Decision Items
    a. Board Operations Committee Description in Bylaws
  4. Additional Items
  5. Adjourn

* At the conclusion of any discussion item in which the committee is ready to make a
decision, a discussion item may be immediately moved for a decision.

1 p.m. - Education Policy Planning Committee - Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Discussion of IMAGE cut scores
  3. Background Information on School Restructuring (NCLB)
  4. Student Advisory Council
  5. Discussion regarding recommendations from the Appeals Advisory Committee
  6. Update on Accountability Workbook
  7. Certificate Issues and LPDCs
  8. Latin Certification Test
    a. Laurie Jolicoeur - representing Latin teachers
    b. Dennis Williams - Division Administrator, Certification, ISBE
  9. Teacher Shortages
  10. SES Monitoring
  11. Education Policy Committee description in Bylaws
  12. Discussion of SB 575 and Career and Technical Education
  13. Additional Items
  14. Adjourn

3 p.m. - Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole - Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Less Red Tape Update
  3. Discussion of Rules for Initial Review
    1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)
    2. Part 50, Repeal (Evaluation of Certified School District Employees in Contractual Continued Service)
    3. Part 251, Repeal (Conservation Education)
    4. Part 253, Repeal (Comprehensive Health Education)
    5. Part 625, Repeal (Health Examinations and Immunizations)
    6. Part 25 (Certification)
    7. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools)
    8. Part 500 (Replacement of Required Rules)
  4. Discussion of Rules for Adoption
    1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)
    2. Part 25 (Certification)
    3. Part 51 (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers)
    4. Part 52, Repeal (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers and Civil Service Employees Under Article 34
    5. Part 145 (Temporary Relocation Expenses)
    6. Part 155 (Electronic Transmission of Funds)
    7. Part 350 (Secular Textbook Loan)
    8. Part 475 (Contested Cases and Other Formal Hearings)
    9. Part 480, Repeal (Hearings Before the State Teacher Certification Board)
    10. Part 5001 (Access to Information of the State Board of Education Under the Freedom of Information Act)
  5. Additional Issues
  6. Adjourn

4:30 p.m. - Governmental Relations Committee - Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Legislative Update
  3. Governmental Relations Committee description in Bylaws
  4. Additional issues
  5. Adjourn

5 p.m. - Finance and Audit Committee - Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Discussion of timing of audit of state categorical reimbursement claims
  3. Discussion of QZAB bond authorization(s)
  4. Discussion of Certification of School Districts Deemed to be in Financial Difficulty
  5. Discussion of Financial and Compliance Audit Report
  6. Finance and Audit Committee description in Bylaws
  7. Discussion/update on FY06 Budget and Governor's Proposal
  8. Additional items
  9. Adjourn

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Public Conference Call Access Number for Thursday meetings:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 6 7 1 1 0 4

9:15 a.m. - Board members may visit Tech 2005 displays in the Capitol

10 a.m. - Tech 2005 - Capitol Rotunda (Board members may attend)

10:30 a.m. - ISBE Plenary Session - Board Room, 4th Floor
NOTE: The Plenary Session will be audio broadcast via the Internet. Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the board meeting at which time the Board will go into Closed Session over lunch.

AGENDA - Plenary Business Meeting

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Resolutions and Recognition
    1. Walt Warfield, President-Elect, Horace Mann League, Presentation to State Board
    2. Resolution regarding Career Tech Education/SB 575
  3. Public Participation
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 21, 2005 (pp. 7-16)
  5. Announcements and Reports
    1. Superintendent's Announcements
    2. Chairman's Report
    3. Committee Reports
    4. Members' Reports
  6. 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 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)
    2. Part 50, Repeal (Evaluation of Certified School District Employees in Contractual Continued Service)
    3. Part 251, Repeal (Conservation Education)
    4. Part 253, Repeal (Comprehensive Health Education)
    5. Part 625, Repeal (Health Examinations and Immunizations)
    6. Part 25 (Certification)
    7. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools)
    8. Part 500 (Replacement of Required Rules)

*2. Rules for Adoption

    1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)
    2. Part 25 (Certification)
    3. Part 51 (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers)
    4. Part 52, Repeal (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers and Civil Service Employees Under Article 34)
    5. Part 145 (Temporary Relocation Expenses)
    6. Part 155 (Electronic Transmission of Funds)
    7. Part 350 (Secular Textbook Loan)
    8. Part 475 (Contested Cases and Other Formal Hearings)
    9. Part 480, Repeal (Hearings Before the State Teacher Certification Board)
    10. Part 5001 (Access to Information of the State Board of Education Under the Freedom of Information Act)

*3. Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs (pp. 18-21)

    1. Aurora University - Reading Specialist
    2. Northern Illinois University - Learning Behavior Specialist II
      1. Curriculum Adaptation
      2. Behavior Intervention
      3. Multiple Disabilities
      4. Technology
    3. University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Alternative Certification
      1. Secondary Education - Mathematics and Science

*4. Approval of State Board of Education Bylaws Amendments (pp. 22-41)

*5. Approval of IMAGE Cut Scores (pp. 42-44)

*6. Acceptance of Financial and Compliance Audit Report (p. 45)

7. QZAB Bond Authorization(s) (pp. 46-62)

8. Certification of School Districts Deemed to be in Financial Difficulty (pp. 63-78)

9. Update the Approved List of Supplemental Educational Service Providers (pp. 79-84)

10. Determinations on Recommendations from the Appeals Advisory Committee (pp. 85-88)

11. Authorization of Request for Sealed Proposal for IMAGE Testing (pp. 89-91)

12. Authorization of Settlement Agreement for Cortez, et al v. Calumet Public School District #132, et al. (as needed)

Information Items

1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 92-99)

2. SBE Fiscal and Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 100-113)

G. Adjourn

1:30 p.m. - Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Development Committee of the Whole - Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

  1. Discussion of draft work plan
  2. Adjourn

 

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