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

April 16-17, 2008


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Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
Five (5) Year English Language Learner Assessment Plan
View Board Operations Commmittee Packet PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Governmental Relations 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.

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2008
10:30 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only);   Confirmation #  2 1 3 0 4 4 0 7
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 7
*2:00 p.m. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 7
*3:15 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 7
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, April 17, 2008
8:30 a.m.
NOTE LOCATION:
Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Capital Development Board (CDB) Conference Room
349-N Stratton Building, 401 S. Spring Street, Springfield
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 9
*10:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 9

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 at which time the Board will go into closed session.



ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, April 17, 2008
10:00 a.m.
(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)
(Timeframes are estimated for planning purposes.)

Public Conference Call Number:  1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #: 2 1 3 0 4 4 0 9
The Plenary Session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.
  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Mean

  2. Resolutions & Recognition  (10:00 – 10:10 a.m. )
    1. Mt. Vernon Nutrition for Weekends (NOW) Program (Plenary p. 4)
    2. Mt. Vernon Vision for Kids Program (Plenary p. 5)
    3. Bilingual Transition to Teaching Resolutions  (Plenary pp. 6-18)

  3. Public Participation (10:10 – 10:40 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: 10:40 – 11:05 a.m.)

    *1. Approval of Minutes: March 20, 2008 (Plenary pp. 19-28)

*2. Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing) (Rules Packet pp. 6-39)
  2. b. Part 375 (Student Records) (Rules Packet pp. 40-47)
*3. Rules for Adoption
  1. Part 60 (The “Grow Your Own” Teacher Education Initiative) (Rules Packet pp. 48-58)
  2. b. Part 575 (School Technology Program) (Rules Packet pp. 59-63)

*4. Contracts and Grants

  1. Child Nutrition Application and Claim Entry System (ACES) and LAN-based Child Nutrition System Contract (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 7-9)
  2. Amendment to IMSA Intergovernmental Agreement Illinois Virtual High School (Technology for Success Contract) (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 10-12)
  3. Amendment to IMSA Intergovernmental Agreement (Technology Immersion Pilot Project) (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 13-14) New!
  4. Target Area Development Corporation Contract Renewal (Grow Your Own Illinois Contract) (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 15-16)
  5. Grow Your Own Grant Over $1 m (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 17-20)
  6. Teach for America Grant (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 21-22)
  7. Legislative Grants and Initiatives (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 23-25)
  8. Amendment to IPA Contract for New Principal Mentoring Program (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 26-27)

*5. Board Calendar of Meetings (Board Operations Committee Packet pp. 10-13) New!

  1. 2008 Calendar Revisions
  2. 2009 Draft Calendar of Board Meetings

*6. Report of School District Special Education Expenditures & Receipts (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 28-157)

*7. Assessment Plan for English Language Learning Students (to be sent under separate cover – will start on p. 7)

(end of consent agenda)

  1. New Business (11:05 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.)

  2. Announcements and Reports (11:10 – 12:00 p.m.)
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi) (11:10 – 11:20 a.m.)
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements (11:20 – 11:30 a.m.)
    3. Chairman’s Report (11:30 – 11:40 a.m.)
    4. Committee Reports (11:40 – 11:50 a.m.)
    5. Member Reports (11:50 – 12:00 p.m.)

  3. Information Items
    1. Rulemaking Monthly Status Report (Plenary pp. 29-32)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 33-50)

  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 for action items at the time posted. Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session at which time the Board will go into closed session.