ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
100 N. First Street
Springfield, Illinois

October 29-30, 2009

View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
View Budget Hearing Presentations
Budget Summary
View
Board Operations Committee of the Whole PDF File
View
Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole PDF File
Report Card Report
Adequate Yearly Progress
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
Rules Handout - pp. 146-149 and pp. 250-253
View Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
Governmental Relations Handouts
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File


Public Participation

NOTE: The sign-in sheet for public participation will be set out 30 minutes prior to the start of each meeting.

Public Participation Policy

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

State Board of Education Meeting - October 29-30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
ISBE BUDGET HEARING (will NOT be audio cast)
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plaza Room H 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield
1:00 p.m. Brief presentation to the Board from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
1:30 p.m. Brief presentation from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
2:00 p.m. Brief presentation from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
Thursday, October 29, 2009
9:00 a.m. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*11:00 a.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
11:30 a.m.
Break for Lunch – CLOSED SESSION
**1:00 p.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*3:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

**The Education Policy Planning Committee meeting will begin at the conclusion of the Finance and Audit Committee meeting.  However, if the Finance and Audit Committee runs extremely long, there is a possibility that the Education Policy Planning Committee meeting may be suspended until Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, October 29, 2009
8:30 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
*9:30 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
October 30, 2009
9:30 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                                                             9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
    1. Deborah Forsyth, Beck Area Career Center/Monroe-Randolph Alternative Education Program (Plenary p. 2)
    2. Judith York, Volunteer, Mt. Vernon City Schools, District 80  (Plenary p. 3)

  3. Public Participation                                                                       9:40 – 10:50 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:  10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
*1.  Approval of Minutes

  1. Quality Schools Work Study Minutes, August 20, 2009 (Plenary pp. 5-28)
  2. September 17, 2009 Plenary Meeting   (Plenary pp. 29-35)

*2.  Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)  (Rules Packet pp. 4-43)
  2. Part 151 (School Construction Program)  (Rules Packet pp. 44-62)
  3. Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education)  (Rules Packet pp. 63-98)
  4. Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant)  (Rules Packet pp. 99-109)
  5. Part 252 (Driver Education) (Rules Packet pp. 110-116)

*3.  Rules for Adoption  3:15 –3:45 pa.m.

  1. Part 25 (Certification) (Rules Packet pp. 117-293)
  2. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Auditing) (Rules pp. 294-319)
  3. Part 425 (Voluntary Registration and Recognition of Nonpublic Schools) (Rules Packet pp. 320-341)

*4.  Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

  1. University of Illinois Contract Extension (Illinois New Teacher Collaborative) (FAC Packet pp. 3-5)
  2. Amendment to IBM Contract for Student Information System (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 6-7)

*5.  ISBE Education Commission of the States Appointment   (Board Operations Packet pp. 12-14)

*6.  Preschool for All FY10 Funding Report  (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 4-15)

*7   English Language Proficiency Cut Scores (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 16-19)

*8.  Private Business and Vocational Schools Advisory Council (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 69-71)

*9.  Teacher Certification Board Recommendations (Education Policy Planning Packet pp. 72-77)

End of consent agenda

  1. New Business                                                                                11:00 – 11:40 a.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports      10:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

  3. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)           11:00 – 11:10 a.m.

  4. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements      11:10 – 11:20 a.m.

  5. Chairman’s Report                                             11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

  6. Member Reports                                                11:30 – 11:40 a.m.

  7. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 36-57)

  8. 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.