ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
December 17-18, 2008


View Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View
Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole 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

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

 9:45 a.m.

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

12:00 p.m. Holiday Luncheon with Springfield ISBE Staff
Conference Rooms on 4th Floor - North
1:00 p.m. 

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole (immediately following lunch)
Board Room, 4th Floor

*4:00 p.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

8:30 a.m.

Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

*9:30 a.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

*10:30 a.m       ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

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
Thursday, December 18, 2008
10:30 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            

    1. Linda Smerge, 2008-09 Illinois Teacher of the Year (Plenary p. 4) 10:35 – 10:40 a.m.
    2. Cheryl Watkins, 2008 Milken National Educator  (Plenary p. 5) 10:40 – 10:45 a.m.
    3. Ronelle Robinson, 2008 Milken National Educator (Plenary p. 6) 10:45 – 10:50 a.m.
    4. Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education-Elect

  3. Public Participation                              10:50 – 11:20 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:  11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes: November 20, 2008 (Plenary pp. 7-14)

*2.  Rules for Adoption

  1. Part 110 (Program Accounting Manual) (Repeal) (Rules Packet pp. 5-6)
  2. Part 125 (Student Activity Funds and Convenience Accounts) (Repeal) (Rules Packet pp. 5-6)
  3. Part 130 (Determining Special Education Per Capita Tuition Charge) (Rules Packet pp. 7-16)
  4. Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant) (Rules Packet pp. 17-20)
  5. Part 245 (Education of Homeless Children and Youth State Grant Program) (Rules Packet pp. 21-33)
  6. Part 500 (Replacement of Required Rules) (Repeal) (Rules Packet pp. 34-35)
  7. Part 525 (Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Services) (Rules Packet pp. 36-44)

*3.  Charter Schools Annual Report  (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 5-35)

*4.  Reading Improvement Block Grant Report (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 36-51)

*5.  Draft 2008 State Board of Education Annual Report (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 52-115)

*6.  Capital Needs Assessment Report (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 6-15)

*7.  Proviso Township High School District #209 Financial Plan (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 16-28)

*8.  Proviso Township H.S.D. #209 Oversight Panel (as needed)

*9.  Teacher Certification Board Program Approvals (Plenary Packet pp. 15-18)

  1. Loyola University Chicago (Early Childhood Special Education Program)
  2. Northeastern Illinois University’s Learning Behavioral Specialist II (Behavior Intervention Specialist and Curriculum Adaptation Specialist Programs)
  3. University of Illinois Chicago (Science Programs:  Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Sciences)

*10.  Cumulative Waiver Report  (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 4-16)

End of consent agenda

11. Legislative Proposals (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 17-137)

12. Legislative Grants and other Special Initiatives  (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 29-53)

  1. New Business                                                                  11:35 – 11:45 a.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports                           11:45 – 12:25 p.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)             11:45 – 12:25 p.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements                           12:00 – 12:10 p.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report                                                  11:45 – 11:55 a.m.
    4. Committee Reports                                                 12:05 - 12:15 p.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (Plenary pp. 19-46)

  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.