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100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois

April 20-21, 2005

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WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2005

   Public Conference Call Access Number for Wednesday meetings:
      1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 4 2 1 7 0 9

1:00 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee (pp. 134-145)
4th Floor Conference Room

* 2:30 p.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole (pp. 146-148)
4th Floor Conference Room

* 3:00 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee (p. 149-150)
4th Floor Conference Room

* 4:30 p.m.

Board Operations Committee (pp. 151-162)
4th Floor Conference Room

THURSDAY, April 21, 2005

   Public Conference Call Access Number for Thursday meetings:
      1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 4 2 1 7 1 3

9:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session (p. 2)
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 1:30 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee (pp. 163-164)
4th Floor Conference Room

** Closed Session/Lunch
  4th Floor Conference Room

*   The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

** Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board meeting on Thursday at which time the Board will go into Closed Session over lunch.

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: 217-782-2221
TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900
Fax: 217-785-3972

Board Room, 4th Floor

100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois

Thursday, April 21, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Public Conference Call Access Number:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 4 2 1 7 1 3

NOTES: The Plenary Session will be audio broadcast via the Internet. Chairman Ruiz
            will call for a break in the board meeting at which time the Board will go into
            Closed Session over lunch.

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance    

B. Public Participation

C. Approval of Minutes

  1. March 17, 2005 (pp. 3-11)

D. Announcements and Reports

  1. Superintendent's Announcements
  2. Chairman's Report
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Members' Reports

E. 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.

Action Considerations 

 *1. Rules for Initial Review

    1. Part 252 (Driver Education) (pp. 12-31)
    2. Part 1110 (Education Purchasing Program (pp. 32-36)

 *2. Approve changes in 2005 Board Calendar (pp. 37-39)

 *3. Provisional Approval of Professional Preparation Programs (pp. 40-43)

a) Chicago State University – School Social Worker
b) Loyola University Chicago – Technology Specialist
c) McKendree College – Principal/General Administrative
d) Rockford College – Learning Behavior Specialist I

   4. Approval of the Spring 2005 Waiver Report and Authorization for
      Submission to the General Assembly by May 1, 2005 (pp. 44-114)

   5. Approval of ISBE Financial Profile Designations (p. 115)

   6. Authorization of Settlement Agreement for Cortez, et al v. Calumet
       Public School District #132, et al. (as needed)

F. Information Items

  1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 116-123)
  2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 124-133)

G. Adjourn

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