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January 15 & 16, 2003

WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2003
11:00 a.m. Finance & Audit Committee Meeting
3th Floor
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Board Member Inauguration Ceremony
3th Floor
1:15 p.m.

Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call

School District Showcase

Education Policy/Planning Issues

Finance and Audit Issues

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Closed Session

THURSDAY, January 16, 2003

9:30 a.m.

Governmental Affairs Issues

  • State Legislative Affairs
  • Federal Legislative Status Report
  1. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
  2. Public Participation
  3. Approval of Minutes: December 18 & 19, 2002 Board Meeting
  4. Immediate Action Items**
    • Accept the Educator Supply & Demand in Illinois 2002 Annual Report and authorize its transmittal to the Governor, General Assembly, and institutions of higher education
    • Renew the Board's endorsement of a multiple-indicator comprehensive accountability system and direct the Superintendent and staff to bring forward recommendations in February, March, and April that meet Board policy directives, best practice parameters, and comply with federal accountability requirements
    • Approve the 2003 Cumulative Waiver Report and authorize its transmittal to the General Assembly
    • Approve the Draft Guidance on Paraprofessional Assessment and the Paraprofessional Assessment; authorize staff to distribute the guidance document to local districts, regional offices of education, and other external stakeholders; and direct staff to proceed with the activities as defined in the Timelines' document
    • Adopt the following rules:
      • Amendments to Part 25 (Certification)
      • Amendments to Part 29 (Standards for Administrative Certification)
    • Authorize solicitation of public comment on the following rule:
      • Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education)
    • Accept the Standard Monthly Reports and approve the RFP for the Student Identifier System
    • Approve the Qualified Zone Academy Bond Credit Allocations for FY02 and FY03
  5. Announcements and Reports
    • Superintendent
    • Chairman
    • Committees
      1. Board Operations - Vacant, Chair
      2. Finance & Audit - Richard Sandsmark, Chair
      3. Joint Education - Ronald Gidwitz, Chair
      4. Governmental Relations - Bev Turkal, Chair
      5. Education Policy Planning - Vacant, Chair
    • Members
  6. Other Information
11:30 a.m. Luncheon/Meeting with Members of the Chicago Board of Education
1:00 p.m. ADJOURN

  *All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities.
**Action Items
Meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

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