State Board of Education Meeting
100 N. First St.
Board Room, 4th Floor
Springfield, IL

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.
  1. Rules Seminar for Board Members
    1. Introduction to Administrative Rules PDF format
    2. Internal Procedures for Rulesmaking at ISBE PDF format
Plenary Session
10:00 a.m.
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  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
    1. Brenda Murphy, 2013 Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Winner
    2. Dr. Kelly Stewart, 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators

  4. Presentations and Updates
    1. The Purpose and Process of Community Engagement for Effective School Board Governance– Illinois Association of School Boards
    2. Illinois Center for School Improvement Update

  5. Legislative Update

  6. Closed Session

  7. *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: April 9, 2014

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education): Makes several changes, including incorporation of English development standards for English learners in preschool programs; establishing flexibility to school districts in choosing the prescribed screening instrument for English learners who are in the second semester of grade 1 or in grades 2 through 12; requiring that transitional programs of instruction include instruction in English as a second language; and extending the deadline for teachers in preschool bilingual education programs to meet the requirements needed to be fully qualified to provide home language or English as a second language instruction.
      2. Part 650 (Charter Schools): Lists requirements for biennial reporting by charter school authorizers; sets forth the process for monitoring authorizers and withdrawing their power to authorize in certain circumstances; establishes standards for high-quality charter school authorizing; and states the forms that must be provided when a school board submits reports of approved applications, revisions or renewals to the State Board.
    3. *Rules for Adoption
    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Illinois Longitudinal Data Systems Data Warehouse
      2. ACT, Inc., WorkKeys, National Career Readiness Certificate Program Assessments
      3. Intergovernmental Agreement with Illinois Department of Human Services
      4. USDA Foods Warehousing and Distribution Sole Source Contract
      5. Advance Placement Test Fee Program Grant
      6. Statewide System of Support Request to Fund Fiscal Agents
      7. FY 14 Appropriation Transfer from Special Education Personnel to Regular/Vocational Transportation
    5. *Targeted Initiative Grants Award Increase
      1. Austin Childcare Providers Network
      2. Oak Park ESD 97

    6. *FY 2013 Statewide Single Audit

    7. End of Consent Agenda


    1. Removal of Lemont-Bromberek Community School District 113A from Financial Difficulty Status

  8. Discussion Items
    1. District Oversight – Monthly Update (Superintendent Koch)
    2. Other items for discussion

  9. Announcements & Reports
    1. Superintendent's/Senior Staff Announcements
    2. Chairman's Report
    3. Member Reports

  10. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at

  11. 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.