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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
00 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois

AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
April 19-20, 2006

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during
Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

View Education Policy Planning Committee Packet PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Finance & Audit PacketPDF File
View Governmental Relations Packet PDF File
View Plenary Session PacketPDF File

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WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2006

Public Conference Call Access Numbers are listed below.  
10:30 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 6

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 6
* 2:00 p.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 6
* 3:00 p.m. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 6
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, April 20, 2006
8:30 a.m. Governmental Relations Committee
Board Conference Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 8
9:30 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 8
NOTE: 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, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois

Thursday, April 20, 2006
9:30 a.m.

Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only);
Confirmation #: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 4 3 9 3 5 7 6

The Plenary Session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance 

B. Resolutions & Recognition

    1. Goreville Superintendent and Board of Education (p. 3)
    2. Memorial for Russell Cotton (p. 4)

C. Public Participation

D. Approval of Minutes

    1. March 16, 2006 (pp. 5-15)

E. Announcements and Reports

    1. Superintendent's Announcements
      • Increasing Violence in Schools
    2. Chairman's Report
    3. Committee Reports
    4. Members' Reports

F. 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 130 (Determining Special Education Per Capita Tuition Charge) (pp. 16 – 27)
    2. Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education) (pp. 28 – 55)
    3. New Part 560 (Parental Participation Pilot Project) (pp. 56 – 62)

 *2.  Recommendations from the Teacher Certification Board

    1. Program Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs
      1. Trinity Christian College (pp. 63 – 64)
        1. English Language Arts
        2. Science (Biology and Chemistry)
        3. Social Science (History)
    2. Provisional Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs
      1. DePaul University: Learning Behavior Specialist I (pp. 65 – 67)
      2. Loyola University Chicago: Reading Specialist Program (pp. 65 – 67)
      3. National-Louis University: Social Science (pp. 68 – 69)
        (Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science)

   3. Acceptance of FY 05 Financial and Compliance Audit (p. 70)

   4. Update List of Supplemental Education Service Providers (pp. 71 – 73)

   5. Update on Financial Status of Winthrop Harbor S.D. #1 (pp. 74 – 93)

Information Items

  1. Monthly Informational Reports
    1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 94 99)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 100 115)

G. Adjourn

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board Plenary Session 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, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

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