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Illinois State Board of Education*

100 North First Street Street
4th Floor Board Room
Springfield, Illinois 62777
217/785-3972 (fax)

November 19-20, 2003

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during the meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.)

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Wednesday, November 19 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 20 9:30 to noon

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WEDNESDAY, November 19, 2003

10:00 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee Meeting
4th Floor Board Conference Room

Call-in Toll Free: 1-800-559-0862
Passcode 9705223 followed by the # key

  • Streamlining the Teacher Certificate Renewal System
  • Rules-Part 25 (Certification)
  • English Language Acquisition/Proficiency Standards
  • Supplemental Education Service (SES) Providers
  • Appeals Advisory Committee Recommendations
  • Discussion of the strategies for addressing middle school performance

11:45 a.m.


1:00 p.m.

A. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
    4th Floor Board Room

B. Presentations

  • Presentation of financial needs of Districts
    represented by the Large Unit District Association
    (LUDA) (pp. 1-2)
  • Presentation of Property Tax/School Funding
  • Reform Initiative by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Options (pp. 3-5)

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

B. Presentations Continued

  • Development of the English Language Acquisition/Proficiency Standards (pp. 6-8)
  • Rules-Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 9-124)

3:45 p.m.

C. Items for Discussion

  • Appeals Advisory Committee Recommendations
    (pp. 125-130)
  • Approval of Additional Supplemental Education
    Service (SES) Providers (pp. 131-138)
  • ISBE Monthly Reports: Finance, Audit and
    Agency Operations Status (pp. 139-158)
  • ISBE Accomplishments and Planning Report

6:00 p.m.

Dinner/Closed Session (as needed)

THURSDAY, November 20, 2003

8:00 a.m.

Finance & Audit Committee Meeting
4th Floor Board Conference Room

Call-inToll Free: 1-800-559-0862
Passcode: 9 7 0 2 2 8 6 followed by the # key

  • Review of the Superintendent's Travel Analysis (July 2003-September 2003)
  • Review of the Department of Education Audit of ISBE's LEA Single Audit Monitoring Process
  • Review of FY05 Budget

9:30 a.m.


A. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
    4th Floor Board Room

B. Presentation

  • Petition by the East St. Louis Board of Education for the Dissolution of the East St. Louis FOP

C. Public Participation

D. Approval of Minutes

  • October 22-23, 2003 (pp. 159-254)

E. Action Items

  • Appeals Advisory Committee Recommendations
    (pp. 125-130
  • Approval of Additional SES Providers (pp. 131-138)
  • Acceptance of ISBE Monthly Reports (pp. 139-158)

F. Announcements and Reports

  • Superintendent
  • Chairman
  • Committees
  • Members

G. Other Information

  • Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 255-256)

12:00 p.m.



*All State Board of Education meetings listed on this agenda 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, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001.

Phone: 217-782-7497
TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900
Fax: 217-785-3972

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777