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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

4th Floor Board Room
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois
217/782-9560
217/782-3097 fax

SCHEDULE AND AGENDA OF MEETINGS
(Printable Version)

March 19 & 20, 2003

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2003
10:00 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee Meeting
4th Floor Board's Conference Room
11:00 a.m.

Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
4th Floor Board Room

School District Showcase

12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m.

Education Policy/Planning Issues

Finance and Audit Issues

  CLOSED SESSION - Following Finance & Audit Issues
7:00 p.m. DINNER
  

THURSDAY, March 20, 2003

9:00 a.m.

Governmental Affairs Issues

  • State Legislative Update
  • Federal Legislative Update
9:30 a.m. PLENARY BUSINESS MEETING***
  1. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
  2. Public Participation
  3. Approval of Minutes:
  4. Immediate Action Items**
    • Accept the Notices of Objection from the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and Blackburn College and defer matter for further State Board consideration
    • Approve the minimum score levels for the ACT WorkKeys test and a minimum scaled score for the ETS ParaPro Assessment
    • Provisionally approve teacher programs at:
      • Aurora University
      • Dominican University
      • Eastern Illinois University
      • Illinois State University
      • Judson College
      • National-Louis University
      • St. Xavier University
      • University of Illinois at Springfield and authorize the Superintendent to inform the institutions of the State Board's decisions
    • Assign Continuing Accreditation with Probation to Illinois College and require a full visit within two years of this decision; assign Continuing Accreditation with Conditions to North Central College and require a focused visit within two years of this decision; assign Continuing Accreditation with Conditions to Olivet Nazarene University and require a focused visit within two years of this decision; authorize the Superintendent to inform the institutions of the State Board's decisions
    • Adopt the amendments to the 2002 Academic Early Warning List by deleting two schools and adding five schools
    • Adopt 88% as the threshold for the attendance rate at the elementary/middle school level as part of the AYP and safe harbor factors
    • Adopt the use of a hybrid model to demonstrate growth on the IMAGE assessment
    • Approve the revised Illinois Continuous Improvement Plan for Special Education and authorize its transmittal to the United States Department of Education
    • Adopt the following rules:
      • Part 25 (Certification) 91
      • Part 226 (Special Education)
    • Authorize solicitation of public comment on the following rules:
      • Part 25 (Certification) 219
      • Part 27 (Standards for Certification in Specific Teaching Fields)
    • Adopt the 2002 School District Financial Profile Designation Lists including the Financial Early Warning and Watch Lists
    • Accept the Finance, Audit, Agency Operations, and Budget Status Reports
    • Approve the RFSP for the State Assessments
  5. Announcements and Reports
    • Superintendent
    • Chairman
    • Committees
      1. Board Operations - Jan Steiner, Chair
      2. Finance & Audit - Richard Sandsmark, Chair
      3. Joint Education - Ronald Gidwitz, Chair
      4. Governmental Relations - Bev Turkal, Chair
      5. Education Policy Planning - Vacant, Chair
    • Members
  6. Other Information
11:30 a.m. ADJOURN

  *All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities.
**Action Items
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Meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

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