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


March 19-20, 2008

View Governmental Relations PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet
View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
Assessment Plan for English Language Learning Students (Updated March 20, 2008)
View Board Operations Commmittee Packet PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet 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, March 19, 2008
10:30 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 5
11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 5

*2:00 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 5

*3:45 p.m.

Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 5

* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, March 20, 2008
8:30 a.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 8
*10:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 9 5 7 2 1 8

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, March 20, 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 0 9 5 7 2 1 8

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 Means

  2. Resolutions & Recognition      10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
    1. Arts Education Week Poster Contest Winner

  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 – 10:50 a.m.

    *1. Approval of Minutes: February 21, 2008 (Plenary pp. 4-13)

    *2. Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 25 (Certification) (Rules Packet pp. 4-93)
      2. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools) (Rules Packet pp. 94-99)
      3. Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant) (Rules Packet pp. 100-107)
      4. Part 305 (School Food Service) (Rules Packet pp. 108-120)
      5. Part 401 (Special Education Facilities Under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code) (Rules pp. 121-135)

    *3. Rules for Adoption

      1. Part 151 (School Construction Program) (Rules Packet pp. 136-142)
      2. Part 375 (Student Records) (Rules Packet pp. 143-155)
      3. Emergency Amendments to Part 401 (Special Education Facilities Under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code) (Rules Packet pp. 156-168)

    *4. Contracts and Grants over $1 Million

      1. Workforce Experience and Career Exploration Program Grants (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 5-8)

    *5. Accept Report on Financial Condition of School Districts (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 9-14)

    (end of consent agenda)

      6. Consideration of Financial Certification for Cahokia School District #187 (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 15-16)

      7. Assessment Plan for English Language Learning Students (EPPC Packet pp. 17-22)

  5. New Business        11:05 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

  6. 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.)

  7. Information Items
    1. Rulemaking Monthly Status Report (Plenary pp. 4-17)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 18-36)

  8. Adjourn       Estimated Adjournment at 1:00 p.m. (following closed session)

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.