For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

ISBE announces agenda for regular business meeting Nov. 18

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the following agenda for its regular business meeting Nov. 18 in Chicago. View the information packet for the meeting here.
 
Individuals who wish to sign up for public participation should complete an online form that will be available from 8:30 a.m. until the start of the meeting on Nov. 18. This form will also be accessible at 555 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL. Participants will be able to review the guidelines and indicate if they wish to speak. 
 
The meeting will be audio cast on the internet. Click the “LISTEN IN" link that appears at the bottom of the at www.isbe.net home page at the start of the meeting.
 
All State Board of Education meetings  are accessible to persons with disabilities. The State Board of Education is also committed to providing equitable opportunities for public participation. Persons who need special accommodations, including language translation services, should contact ISBE's Language Access Coordinator Ana Arrendondo at aarredon@isbe.net or (312) 814-5818 or contact ISBE by TTY/TDD at (217) 782-1900.
 
The chairperson may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.
 
Illinois State Board of Education 
Illinois Conference Room, 1st floor
555 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 
 
November 18, 2021
10 a.m.
 
AGENDA
  • Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means
  • Public Participation
    1. Individuals who wish to sign up for public participation may complete 1) an online form​ that will be available from 8:30 a.m. until the start of the meeting on November 18, or 2) sign in on a public participation sign-in sheet that will be available at 555 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL from 8:30 a.m. until the start of the meeting on November 18. Participants will be able to review the guidelines and indicate if they wish to speak in person or via phone. Phone participants may dial in: (571) 317-3112; Access Code: 919-127-637
  • Presentations
    1. ​National Council on Teacher Quality – Teacher Licensure Tests
  • Public Participation (as needed)
  • Closed Session (as needed)
    1. Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.  5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11)
    2. Meetings between internal or external auditors and governmental audit committees, finance committees, and their equivalents, when the discussion involves internal control weaknesses, identification of potential fraud risk areas, known or suspected frauds, and fraud interviews conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards of the United States of America. 5 ILCS  120/2(c)(29)
  • Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda
    *All action consideration items listed with an asterisk (*) below 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 – Plenary Minutes October 19, 2021
    2. *Rules for Initial Review – Part 23 (Standards for School Support Personnel Endorsements), 27 (Standards for Endorsements in Specific Teaching Fields), and 50 (Evaluation of Educator Licensed Employees under Articles 24A and 34 of the School Code)
    3. *Rules for Initial Review – Part 25 (Educator Licensure)
    4. *Rules for Initial Review – Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois) and 33 (Programs for the Preparation of Superintendents in Illinois)
    5. *Rules for Adoption – Part 268 (After School Program Rules)
    6. *Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) – Collaborative Partnerships
    7. *Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval to release a Request for Sealed Proposal for USDA Foods Warehousing and Distribution
    8. *Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with University of Illinois Cooperative Extension/Child Nutrition
  • Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of FY22 After School Program Allocations and Awards
  • Discussion and Approval
    1. Rules for Initial Review – Parts 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) and 425 (Voluntary Registration and Recognition of Nonpublic Schools)
  • Upcoming Board Action
    1. Rules for Initial Review – Part 1 (Bullying Policy Submission Requirements)
    2. Rules for Initial Review – Part 35 (Mentoring Program for New Principals)
    3. Rules for Initial Review – Part 65 (New Teacher Induction and Mentoring)
    4. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with Illinois State University to Administer the Illinois National Board Professional Preparation Support System
    5. Contracts and Grants over $1 Million: Approval to Release and Award FY 2023 Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Requests for Proposals
    6. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Illinois Early Learning Project Website (IELP) Intergovernmental Agreement – University of Illinois
    7. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of the Release and Award of a Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP): PFA/PFAE Program Monitoring for Quality and Compliance
    8. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of the Release and Award of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Preschool Discretionary Support Project - Early Choices
    9. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of the Release and Award of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Preschool Discretionary Support Project - STAR Net
    10. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval to release and award a Request for Proposals for Preschool for All/Preschool for All Expansion Training and Technical Assistance: Three to Five Years
    11. Contracts & Grants over $1 Million – Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement for Affinity Groups
    12. Approval of State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board Appointment
  • Discussions
    1. Summary of Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Hearing Funding Requests
  • Announcements and Reports
    1. Superintendents/Senior Staff Announcements
    2. Chair of the Board’s Report
    3. Member Reports
  • Information Items
    1. ISBE Financial and Administrative Monthly Reports
    2. FOIA Monthly Reports
  • Adjourn

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