ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
State Board of Education Meeting
via video conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.

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View ESEA Flexibility Wavier Materials PDF Format

Chicago Location:

ISBE Video Conference Room, James R. Thompson Center
14th Floor, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL

Springfield Location:
ISBE Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor
100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at: www.isbe.net

Agenda

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Public Participation

  3. Resolutions & Recognition

  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.

    1. *Approval of Minutes:
      1. Plenary Minutes: January 26, 2012
      2. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole:  January 25, 2012
      3. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole:  January 25, 2012
      4. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole:  January 26, 2012

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 226 (Special Education) (Beth Hanselman, David Andel)
      2. Part 475 (Contested Cases and other Formal Hearings) REPEAL (Darren Reisberg)
      3. Part 475 (Contested Cases and other Formal Hearings) NEW PART (Darren Reisberg)
      4. Part 485 (Appeal Proceedings before the State Teacher Certification Board) REPEAL (Darren Reisberg)

    3. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Contract Renewal: NCS Pearson, Inc. for Administration of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) (Pooja Agarwal)
      2. Contract Renewal: NCS Pearson, Inc. for Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) (Pooja Agarwal)
      3. Contract Renewal: NCS Pearson, Inc. for Development of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) (Pooja Agarwal)
      4. Contract Renewal: ACT, Inc. for Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), EXPLORE and PLAN Assessments (Pooja Agarwal)

    4. *Spring 2012 Waiver Report (Darren Reisberg, Winnie Tuthill)

    5. End of Consent Agenda

    6. The New Teacher Project – Unit Recognition (Linda Tomlinson, Vicki Phillips)
    7. ESEA Flexibility Waiver (Susie Morrison)
    8. Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 50 (Evaluation of Certified Employees under Articles 24A and 34 of the School Code)
        (Linda Tomlinson/Vicki Phillips)

  5. Discussion Items              .
    1. Legislative Update (Darren Reisberg, Nicole Wills, Cynthia Riseman)
    2. District Oversight – (verbal update) (Superintendent Koch)
    3. Open Meetings Act Training (verbal discussion) (Darren Reisberg)
    4. Other Items for Discussion

  6. Announcements
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    2. P-20 Council Liaison Report (Joyce Karon)
    3. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements
    4. Chairman’s Report
    5. Member Reports

  7. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at www.isbe.net/board/fiscal_admin_rep.htm)

  8. Closed Session (as needed)

  9. Reconvene (No action will be taken following closed session.)

  10. Adjourn

This meeting 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.

NOTE:     Chairman Chico may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.