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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois

AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
January 18-19, 2006

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View
Governmental Relations Packet PDF File
          REVISED: S.D. Reorg. Legis. Initiative PDF File
View
Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View
Finance & Audit Packet PDF File
View
Replacement pages for Finance & Audit Packet pages 53 & 54 PDF File
View Board Operations Packet PDF File

View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
View Part 226 Proposed Rules PDF File

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WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2006

Public Conference Call Access Numbers are listed below.

10:00 a.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 5 9

Noon

Governor's State of the State Address
Illinois State Capitol

2:30 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 5 9

2:30 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee
Board Conference Room, 4th Floor
     1-866-297-6394 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 7 2   

* 4:30 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 5 9

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

THURSDAY, January 19, 2006

8:00 a.m.

Board Operations Committee
Board Conference Room, 4th Floor
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 6 9

9:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 5 9 4 5 6 9      

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


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.

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, January 19, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #:  1 3 5 9 4 5 6 9

The Plenary Session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during
Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance 

B. Public Participation

C. Approval of Minutes

  1. December 15, 2005 (pp. 3-20

D. Announcements and Reports

  1. Superintendent's Announcements
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Members' Reports

E. 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

  1. Part 226 (Special Education) (pp. 21-23)

*2. Rules for Adoption

  1. Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 24-67)
  2. Part 235 (Preschool Educational & Coordinated Model Preschool Educational Programs) (pp. 68-97)

*3. Approval of Cumulative Waiver Report (pp. 98-120)

*4. Approval of WIDA Spanish Language Arts Standards (pp. 121-137)

5. FY07 Budget Recommendation (p. 138) (additional materials in Finance & Audit packet beginning on p. 51

6. Determination of Approval of Harrisburg Community Unit S.D. #3 Financial Plan (pp. 139-154)

7. School District Reorganization Legislative Initiative (p. 155) (additional materials in Governmental Relations packet, pp. 18-98)

8. ISBE 2001 Policy for Physical Development and Health (p. 156) (additional materials in Governmental Relations packet, pp. 9-17)

9. Release of Closed Session Minutes (as needed)

10. Information Items

  1. Monthly Informational Reports
  2. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 157-162)
  3. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 163-177)

F. Adjourn

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