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100 North First Street
4th Floor Board Room
Springfield, Illinois 62777
217/782-2221
217/785-3972

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SCHEDULE AND AGENDA OF MEETING
September 17-18, 2003

Agenda Items

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WEDNESDAY, September 17, 2003

9:30 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee Meeting
4th Floor, Superintendent's Conference Room

11:45 a.m.

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

12:00 p.m.

Executive Session/Lunch
Board Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

Presentations

  • Presentation of financial status of Elgin School District U 46: Dr. Connie Neale, Superintendent (pp. 9-12)
  • Presentation of financial status of Calhoun Community Unit School District 40: Dr. Linda Basden, Superintendent (pp. 13-16)
  • Presentation of financial status of West Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District 147: Dr. Alex Boyd, Superintendent (pp. 17-20)
  • Presentation of Status Activities Related to Schools in Financial Difficulty
  • Presentation of the Illinois Assessment Frameworks (pp. 21-23)

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Items for Discussion

  • Prairie Crossing Charter School Renewal (pp. 24-25)
  • 2003 Title II State Report Card (pp. 26-38)
  • Passing Scores for the Assessment of Professional Teaching and New Special Education Tests (pp. 39-52)
  • Proposed Criteria and Procedures for Approval of Coursework, Programs, and Activities Leading to Standard Certification Eligibility (pp. 53-57)
  • Institutional Accreditation Decisions for Rockford College (pp. 58-63)
  • Submission of Waiver Report to the General Assembly (pp. 64-124)
  • Rules for Adoption—Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 125-151)
  • Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Schedule (pp. 152-153)
  • ISBE Monthly Reports: Finance, Audit, Agency Operations Status (pp. 154-183)
  • Superintendent's Quarterly Travel Analysis
    (March 2003-June 2003)

7:30 p.m.

Executive Session (if needed)

   

THURSDAY, September 18, 2003

8:00 a.m.

Executive Session (if needed)

9:30 a.m.

PLENARY BUSINESS MEETING

  1. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call

  2. Introduction of Dr. Walt Warfield, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA)
  3. Presentation of framed poster on the Horace Mann League

  4. Public Participation

  5. Approval of Minutes:
  6. August 20, 2003 (pp. 184-299)

  7. Action Items
  8. Consideration of Prairie Crossing Charter School Renewal
  9. Authorization of submittal of the 2003 Title II State Report Card
  10. Adoption of the Passing Scores for the Assessment of Professional Teaching and New Special Education Tests
  11. Approval of Proposed Criteria and Procedures for Approval of Coursework, Programs, and Activities Leading to Standard Certification Eligibility
  12. Approval of Institutional Accreditation Decisions for Rockford College
  13. Authorization of Submission of Waiver Report to the General Assembly
  14. Rules for Adoption—Part 25 (Certification)
  15. Acceptance of ISBE Monthly Reports
  16. Approval of Superintendent's Quarterly Travel Analysis (March 2003-June 2003)

  17. Announcements and Reports
  18. Superintendent
  19. Chair
  20. Committees
    1. Board Operations - Joyce Karon, Chair
    2. Finance & Audit - Richard Sandsmark, Chair
    3. Joint Education - Ronald Gidwitz, Chair
    4. Governmental Relations - Bev Turkal, Chair
    5. Education Policy Planning - Greg Kazarian, Chair
  21. Members

  22. Other Information
  23. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 300-301)

ADJOURN

 

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Contact the Superintendent's office at the State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001.

Phone: 217-782-7497
TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900
Fax: 217-785-3972

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