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


March 18-19, 2009

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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 - March 18-19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

10:30 a.m.

Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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11:30 p.m.

Break for Lunch

Noon Governor's Budget Address
(House Gallery Tickets Requested)
*2:00 p.m.   

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole (immediately following Budget Address)
Board Room, 4th Floor

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Prairie Crossing Charter School Revised Memo new

*3:15 p.m. 

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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NOTICE:     In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, notice is hereby posted that some or all members of the Illinois State Board of Education may be attending, as guests, the Illinois Education Roundtable Legislative Forum at the Inn at 835, Springfield, IL, beginning at 5:30 p.m. No Board action will be taken.
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

8:30 a.m.

Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

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9:30 a.m. 

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

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10:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor

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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
March 19, 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                     (timeframes are estimated for planning purposes)
    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. Niki Annes, 2009 Art Poster Contest Winner (McAuley Liberal Arts H.S., Chicago) (Plenary p. 4)
    2. Rose Schoening, school Nurse, Hadley Jr. High, Glen Ellyn  (Plenary p. 5)
    3. Harold Krainock, School Board Member, Danville   (Plenary p. 6)

  3. Public Participation                                     10:10 – 10:50 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:  10:50 – 11:05 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes

  1. February 19, 2009 Board Meeting  (Plenary pp. 7-14)
  2. Early Childhood Work Study Notes, February 18, 2009   (Plenary pp. 15-16)
  3. March 2, 2009 Special Meeting (Plenary pp. 17-19)

*2. Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 575 (School Technology Program) (Rules pp. 4-8)

*3. Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

  1. Principal Mentoring Program – Illinois Principals Association Contract Amendments  (FAC pp. 4-5)
  2. World-Class Innovations in Developing Assessment (WIDA) Consortium (FAC pp. 6-7)
    Memorandum of Understanding (ACCESS for ELLs®)
  3. Measurement Incorporated – ISAT Writing Contract (FAC pp. 8-9)
  4. State Career & Technical Education Improvement & Agriculture Education (FAC pp. 10-11)

*4. Revision of 2009 Calendar of Meetings (Board Operations pp. 8-9)

*5.  Teacher Certification Board Recommendations for Program Approvals (Plenary pp. 20-23)

  1. Lewis University (continuing approval) 
  2. (1) Elementary Education – Bachelors
    (2) Science – Biology
    (3) Science – Chemistry
    (4) Science – Physics
    (5) Principal
    (6) Superintendent
  3. McKendree College (continuing approval)

    (1) Mathematics
    (2) Science – Biology
    (3) Science – Chemistry

  4. McKendree College (probation)

    (1) Physical Education

  5. National-Louis University (provisional approval)

    (1) LBS II – Technology Specialist
    (2) LBS II – Curriculum Adaptation Specialist

*6. Approve Annual Financial Profile of School Districts (FAC pp. 12-14)

End of consent agenda

7. Determination of Prairie Crossing Charter Renewal (EPPC pp. 4-12)           11:05 – 11:15 a.m.

8. Closed Session Minutes (as needed following closed session)

  1. New Business                                                                         

  2. Announcements and Reports                                        11:15 – 11:55 a.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)              11:15 – 11:25 a.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements                           11:25 – 11:35 a.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                                 11:35 – 11:45 a.m.
    4. Member Reports                                                    11:45 – 11:55 a.m.


  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (Plenary pp. 24-51)

  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.