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For Immediate Release
October 13, 2005

Illinois State Board of Education announces meetings for October 19 and 20

Springfield, Ill. -The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following upcoming meetings for October 19 and 20, 2005 at the Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main Street, Danville, Illinois.

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: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

Please note that staff presentations and detailed Board discussion will take place in the October 19 Committee meetings prior to the State Board taking action on the items in the Plenary Session on October 20. Each committee meeting following the Board Operations Committee on October 19 and the Government Relations Committee on October 20 will begin at the conclusion of the meeting that precedes it. Times listed below are approximate.

WHO: Illinois State Board of Education
WHAT: Committee Meetings and Plenary Session
WHEN: October 19 and 20, 2005 (detailed schedule below)
WHERE: Danville Area Community College - 2000 East Main Street - Danville, IL

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - Committee Meetings

Public Conference Call Access Number for Wednesday meetings:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only);
Confirmation # 1 2 9 3 5 6 3 2

10 a.m. Board Operations Committee
Room 306, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College

AGENDA

1.
Public Participation
*2 Discussion Items
a. Minutes of the September Board Operations Committee Meeting
b. Incoming Nominations for Board Recognition
c. Board Processing of Emerging Issues
**d. Discussion of Possible Changes to Board Schedule of Meetings
    i. December 2005 (Jesse Ruiz)
     

a. December 14 Committee Meetings at James R. Thompson Center, Chicago
b. December 15 Board Plenary Session at Mexican Fine Arts Center, Chicago

      ii. June 2006 meeting The College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn (Dean Clark)
iii. October 2006 Lockport Township H.S., Lockport (Chris Ward)
  e. Discussion of Structure and Purpose of Committee Meetings (Chris Ward)
3. Decision Items
4. Additional Items
5. Adjourn

* At the conclusion of any discussion item in which the committee is ready to make a decision, a discussion item may be immediately moved for a decision.

** Items listed with a double asterisk (**) will be discussed in committee and Board action will be taken in the plenary session.

* 11 a.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Room 306, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

1. Public Participation
2. Minutes of the September Governmental Relations Committee Meeting
*3. Discussion of Rules for Initial Review
a) Part 235 (Preschool Educational and Coordinated Model Preschool Educational Programs)
4. Informational Update: Less Red Tape
5. Additional issues
6. Adjourn

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action will be taken in the plenary session.

Noon Lunch Break Room 306, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College
   
1 p.m. Finance and Audit Committee
Room 306, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

1. Public Participation
2. Minutes of the September 21 Finance and Audit Committee meeting
3. Scheduling of Budget Hearings
4. FY07 Budget Outlook
5. Preliminary Assessment of Strategic Plan Impact on the FY07 Budget
6. Additional Items

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action will be taken in the plenary session.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Budget Hearing
The Board Room, 302 Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College

Evening events at Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild, Danville

5:45 p.m. Informal Social Time
6 p.m. Tour of Danville High School
6:45 p.m. Dinner, Danville High School

Thursday, October 20, 2005
Public Conference Call Access Number for Thursday meetings:

1-866-297-6391 (listen only);
Confirmation # 1 2 9 3 5 6 3 3

8 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee
Copper Penny Room, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College

AGENDA

1. Public Participation
2. Minutes of the September Governmental Relations Committee Meeting
3. Veto Session Update
4. Potential ISBE Legislation
5. Less Red Tape Legislative Proposals
6. Additional items
7. Adjourn

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action will be taken in the plenary session.

*9 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee
Copper Penny Room, Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College
(This meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.)

AGENDA

1. Public Participation
2. Minutes of the September Education Policy Planning Committee Meeting
*3. Highly Qualified Teachers and HOUSSE Policy
4. Academic Early Warning/Academic Watch List Status and Preliminary Information on Report Card Data Summary
5. Additional Items
6. Adjourn

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action will be taken in the plenary session.

10 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 302 Vermilion Hall, Danville Area Community College

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

Plenary Business Meeting

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Resolutions and Recognition
    1. Board Recognition Resolutions
  3. Public Participation
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. August 17-19, 2005 (pp. 3-5)
    2. September 13, 2005 (pp. 6-7-)
    3. September 22, 2005 (pp. 8-25)
  5. Announcements and Reports
    1. Superintendent's Announcements
    2. Chairman's Report
    3. Committee Reports
    4. Members' Reports
  6. 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
    *1. Rules for Initial Review
    a) Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 26-60)
    b) Part 235 (Preschool Educational and Coordinated Model Preschool Educational Programs) (pp. 61-117)

    *2. Adopt Revised 2005-2006 Board Calendar (pp. 118-119)

      1. December 2005
        1. December 14 Committee Meetings at James R. Thompson Center, Chicago
        2. December 15 Board Plenary Session at Mexican Fine Arts Center, Chicago
      2. June 2006 at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
      3. October 2006 at Lockport Township High School, Lockport
    1. Update on School Districts in Financial Difficulty (pp. 129-134)
    2. Update the Approved List of Supplemental Educational Service Providers (pp. 135-137)


    Information Items
    1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking
    2. SBE Fiscal and Administrative Monthly Reports

  7. Adjourn

Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board Plenary Session on Thursday at which time the Board will go into closed session over lunch.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777