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

December 16-17, 2009

View Work Study: Violence in Schools
Indicators of School Crime and Saftey PDF File
Agency Initiatives/Responsibilities Related to School Safety/Violence Issues PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
Classroom Cubed Grant PDF File
Lemont-Bromberek Presentation PDF File
Preliminary Discussions of FY 2011 Budget PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Board Operations Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
Legislative Proposals 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 - December 16-17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
9:30 a.m. WORK STUDY:  Violence in Schools
Board Room, 4th Floor                        
12:45 p.m. Break for Lunch
*1:15 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole  (following lunch)
Board Room, 4th Floor

*4:00 p.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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

Thursday, December 17, 2009
8:15 a.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*8:30 a.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*9:15 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*10:00 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
* 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
December 17, 2009
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                                                                       10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    (Note: Fort Bowman Academy presenters are asked to hold comments until agenda item III)

  3. Fort Bowman Academy Charter Hearing (1hr 15 min.)          10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    1. ISBE Staff (15 minutes)
    2. Board Question/Answers  (15 minutes)
    3. Fort Bowman Academy Presentation (15 minutes)
    4. Board Question/Answers  (15 minutes)
    5. Public Participants Regarding Fort Bowman (15 minutes)

  4. Resolutions & Recognition                                                          11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
    1. Fred G. Huddlestun, Recipient of 2009 Burroughs Outstanding School Board President Award (p. 21)
    2. Kevin Rutter, 2009 Illinois Teacher of the Year  (p. 22)
    3. Arthur Wachholz, 2009 Illinois Recipient of Milken National Educator Award  (p. 23)
    4. Resolutions Recognizing Bilingual Transition to Teaching Graduates  (Board Operations Committee Packet pp. 9-32)

BREAK FOR LUNCH & CLOSED SESSION
12:05 – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch with Award Recipients
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Closed Session

  1. 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:  1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
    1. *Approval of Minutes:  October 30, 2009 (Plenary Packet pp. 3-30)
    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 35 (Mentoring Program for New Principals) (Rules Committee Packet pp. 7-20)
      2. Part 145 (Temporary Relocation Expenses)  (Rules Committee Packet pp. 21-30)
    3. *Contracts and Grants Over $1m    (FAC Packet pp. 3-)
      1. Illinois Violence Prevention Authority Grant for Social Emotional Professional Development
      2. RFSP for General State Aid ARRA Audit
      3. Classroom Cubed Grant (as needed)
    4. *Financial Status of Lemont-Bromberek Community School District  #113A  (FAC Packet pp. 8-10)
    5. *Private Business and Vocational School Advisory Council Appointments (EPPC Packet pp. 5-6)
    6. *Charter Schools Annual Report   (EPPC Packet pp. 7-39)
    7. *Draft State Board of Education Annual Report   (EPPC Packet pp. 40-102)
    8. *Teacher Certification Board Recommendations (EPPC Packet pp. 103-105)
    9. *Illinois Certification Testing System Basic Skills Pass Rate (EPPC Packet pp. 106-108)
    10. *Cumulative Waiver Report   (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 5-15)
    11. *Legislative Proposals  (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 16-)
    12. *Approval of 2010 Board Calendar Revisions (Board Operations Committee Packet pp. 65-66)
    13. *Adoption of 403b Retirement Plan (Board Operations Committee Packet pp. 33-64)

    End of Consent Agenda
    1. Fort Bowman Academy Charter (pp. 4-20)                  1:10 – 1:20 p.m.
    2. Closed Session Minutes (as needed)
  1. New Business                                                                             1:20 – 1:30 p.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports                                                      1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)           1:30 – 1:40 p.m.
    2. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements      1:40 – 1:50 p.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                             1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
    4. Member Reports                                                2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 31-56)

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