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

May 20-21, 2009

View Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
Part 1 (Public Schools evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) PDF File
Part 25 (Certification) PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Committee of the Whole PDF File
View Governmental Relations Committee 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.

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

State Board of Education Meeting - May 20-21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

10:30 a.m. 

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

12:00 p.m.

Break for Lunch with Student Advisory Council

*1:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole (immediately following lunch)
Board Room, 4th Floor
*2:45 p .m.  Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*4:00 p.m.         Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

 8:45 a.m. 

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

*9:45 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor

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
May 21, 2009
9:45 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. Resolutions & Recognition  9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
    1. Glenna Bartell, Champaign-Ford Regional Board of School Trustees) (Plenary p. 4)
    2. READY (ROE 9 Regional Safe School Program)  (Plenary p. 5)
    3. Trish Jackson, Superintendent, Metamora Grade School District #1 (Plenary p. 6)

  3. Public Participation                                                                       10:00 – 10:30 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:  10:30 – 10:40 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes:  April 16, 2009 (Plenary pp. 7-14)

*2.  Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (Rules Packet pp. 5-75)
  2. Part 24 (Standards for All Illinois Teachers) (Rules Packet pp. 76-97)
  3. Part 25 (Certification)  (Rules Packet pp. 98-275)
  4. Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement) (Rules Packet pp. 276-284)
  5. Part 425 (Voluntary Registration and Recognition of Nonpublic Schools) (Rules Packet pp. 285-303)

*3.   Rules for Adoption

  1. Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost Under Section 18-3 of the School Code) (Rules pp. 304-311)
  2. Part 240 (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program) (Rules Packet pp. 312-316)

*4.   Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

  1. Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program Contract Amendment (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 10-11)
  2. ISU Contract: Component 1 of Illinois National Board Professional Preparation & Support System  (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 12-14)
  3. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 15-16)
  4. Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC) Grant (FAC Packet pp. 17-19)
  5. Illinois Service Resource Center (ISRC) Discretionary Grant (FAC Packet pp. 20-21)

*5.   Accept FY08 Financial & Compliance Audit (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 4-9)

*6.  Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) Performance Level Descriptors and Cut-scores (EPPC Packet pp. 13-46)

*7.   Race to the Top Funds:  State Strategic Management of Human Capital (EPPC Packet pp.47-49 )

*8.   Discussion of Teacher Certification Board Recommendations

  1. Rockford College, University of St. Francis & Western Illinois University Program Approvals   (EPPC Packet pp. 50-52)
  2. National Louis University – Alternative Certification Program Approval (EPPC Packet pp. 53-55)

*9.   NASBE Nominations  (Board Operations Packet pp. 7-12)

*10.  Bylaws Revision  (Board Operations Packet pp. 13-16)

End of consent agenda

 11.   Delegation of Authority for Mandated Reports (as needed) (Board Operations Packet pp. 28-42)

 12.   Approval of Proviso’s Financial Plan

  1. New Business

  2. Announcements and Reports      10:45 – 11:25 a.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)           10:45 – 10:55 a.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements                       10:55 – 11:05 a.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                             11:05 – 11:15 a.m.
    4. Member Reports                                                11:15 – 11:25 a.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 15-44)

  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.