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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois

AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
May 18-19, 2005

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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

11:00 a.m.

Better Funding For Better Schools Rally
Capitol Rotunda (Board members may attend)

Noon

Board Operations Committee
4th Floor Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 3:00 p.m.

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

* 4:30 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 5:00 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor

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

10:00 a.m.

Tech 2005
Capitol Rotunda (Board members may attend)

10:30 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session (pp. 5-110)
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 1:30 p.m.

Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Development Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

** Closed Session/Lunch, 4th Floor Conference Room

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

** Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board meeting on Thursday at which time the Board will go into Closed Session over lunch.


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

BOARD OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Noon
4th Floor Conference Room

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Discussion Items *
    a. Annual Work Conference
    b. 2006 & 2007 Meeting Dates
    c. 2006 NASBE Dues
    d. Board Packet & Meeting Preparation
  3. Decision Items
    1. 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.

EDUCATION POLICY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
1:00 p.m.
Board Room, 4th Floor

(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

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

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
    1. Laurie Jolicoeur - representing Latin teachers
    2. 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 & Technical Education
  13. Additional Items
  14. Adjourn

AD HOC RULES COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Wednedsay, May 18, 2005
3:00 p.m.
Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

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

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

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
4:30 p.m.
Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

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

AGENDA

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

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
5:00 p.m.
Board Room, 4th Floor

(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

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

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 & Compliance Audit Report
  6. Finance & Audit Committee description in Bylaws
  7. Discussion/update on FY06 Budget & Governor's Proposal
  8. Additional items
  9. Adjourn

AD HOC STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Thursday, May 19, 2005
1:30 p.m.

Board Room, 4th Floor
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the Plenary Session.)

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

AGENDA

  1. Discussion of draft work plan
  2. Adjourn

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor

100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois

Thursday, May 19, 2005
10:30 a.m.

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

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.

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance    

B. Resolutions & Recognition

  1. Walt Warfield, President-Elect, Horace Mann League, Presentation to State Board
  2. Resolution regarding Career Tech Education/SB 575

C. Public Participation

D. Approval of Minutes

  1. April 21, 2005 (pp. 7-16)

E. Announcements and Reports

  1. Superintendent's Announcements
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Members' Reports

F. 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 (download Rules packet)

  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 (download Rules packet)

  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 & Compliance Audit Report (p. 45)

  1. QZAB Bond Authorization(s) (pp. 46-62)
  1. Certification of School Districts Deemed to be in Financial Difficulty (pp. 63-78)
  1. Update the Approved List of Supplemental Educational Service Providers (pp. 79-84)
  1. Determinations on Recommendations from the Appeals Advisory Committee (pp. 85-88)
  1. Authorization of Request for Sealed Proposal for IMAGE Testing (pp. 89-91)
  1. 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 & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 100-113)

G. Adjourn

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777