For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Agenda announced for State Board of Education meeting November 16 in Chicago

​Final public budget hearing to follow meeting in Chicago

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the agenda for its regular business meeting in Chicago at 9:30 a.m. November 16. View the information packet for the meeting​

All State Board of Education meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Superintendent's office no later than one day prior to the meeting. Contact the Superintendent's office at the State Board of Education by phone at (217) 782-2221, TTY/TDD at (217) 782-1900, or fax at (217) 785-3972. 

Chairman James Meeks may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session. 

This meeting will be audio cast on the internet at Click the “LISTEN IN" link that appears at the bottom of the home page at the start of the meeting. 

The final ISBE budget hearing will follow the meeting in Chicago. ISBE submits funding recommendations for pre-k through 12th-grade public education to the General Assembly and the Governor annually. The agency relies on the voices of communities to ensure its funding recommendations match the needs of all students. 

State Board Finance and Audit Chairman Kevin Settle will facilitate the budget hearing, which provides an opportunity for educators, advocates, and community members to communicate their requests in person. ISBE encourages all to attend. Individuals should submit their funding requests by completing the form available at and emailing the form to ​

State Board of Education Meeting
100 N. First St., Springfield
November 16, 2018​
9:30 a.m.

Chicago Location:        ISBE Video Conference Room, 14th Floor
                                      100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

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


  1. RollCall/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means
  2. Public Participation
  3. Presentations and Updates
    1. ​North Chicago Superintendent John Price
  4. Superintendent’s Report - Consent Agenda
    1. *Approval of Minutes
      1. Plenary Minutes: October 17, 2017
      End of Consent Agenda
  5. ​​​​Discussion Items
    1. District Oversight Update
    2. Legislative Update
    3. Budget Update
    4. Every Student Succeeds Act Update
    5. Other Items for Discussion
  6. ​Closed Session (as needed)
  7. Announcements & Reports
    1. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements
    2. Chairman’s Report
    3. ​Member Reports
  8. Information Items
    1. Fiscal & Administrative Reports
  9. Adjourn​​