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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Meeting Location: Chicago, Illinois

AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
December 14-15, 2005

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

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

New Handout: Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability PDF File

New Handout for Board Operations Packet:
Emerging Issue: Increasing High School Performance in Literacy and Numeracy PDF File

New for Plenary Session & Rules Committee: Part 25-Initial ReviewPDF File

New information for Plenary agenda item F.5PDF File

View Plenary Session Packet PDF File

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WEDNESDAY, December 14, 2005

Public Conference Call Access Numbers are listed below.  

10:00 a.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
9-040, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 4 8

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee
9-040, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 4 8

12:30 p.m.

Board Operations Committee
9-031 James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-800-559-9370 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 6 2   

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. FY07 Budget Hearing
9-040, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 4 8

* 4:00 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee
9-031 James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-800-559-9370 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 6 2

* 4:00 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee
9-040, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago
     1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 4 8    

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

THURSDAY, December 15, 2005

7:50 a.m. Tour El Valor Head Start Program, The El Valor Guadalupe Reyes Children & Family Center
1951 W. 19th Street
8:45 a.m. Tour Orozko Elementary School, 1940 West 18th Street, Chicago

9:30 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
       Mexican Fine Arts Center & Museum, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago

Public Conference Call Access Number for Thursday meeting:  1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 3 4 0 7 0 5 9

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
Mexican Fine Arts Center & Museum, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago

Thursday, December 15, 2005
9:30 a.m.

Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only)
Confirmation #:  1 3 4 0 7 0 5 9

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

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

Plenary Business Meeting

A. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance 

B. Public Participation

C. Resolutions & Recognition

  1. Resolution of Recognition (pp. 4-5)
  2. Jacque Bolger, Update from Teacher of the Year

D. Approval of Minutes

    1. Resolution of Recognition
    2. November 17, 2005 (pp. 6-15)

E. Announcements and Reports

    1. Superintendent's Announcements
    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 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (pp. 16-29)
    2. Part 25 (Certification) (See separate link for Part 25 -- Initial Review)
    3. Part 305 (School Food Service) (pp. 30-40)

*2. Rules for Adoption

    1. Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 41-55)
    2. Part 60 ("Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Initiative) (pp. 56-78)
    3. Part 201, Repeal (Disadvantaged Students Funds Plan) (pp. 79-84)
    4. Part 202, Repeal (Disadvantaged Students Funds Plan) (pp. 85-99)
    5. Part 20 (New) (Disadvantaged Students Funds Plan) (pp. 100-107)

*3. Approval of Education of Homeless Children and Youth Policy (pp. 108-114)

*4. Recommendations from the Teacher Certification Board

    1. Institutional Accreditation and Continuing Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs
      1. Elmhurst College (pp. 115-117)
    2. Provisional Approval of Professional Education Preparation Programs
      1. Trinity International University -Principal/General Administrative Program (pp. 118-119)
      2. DePaul University - Social Science-Geography & Social Science History (p. 120)
      3. Elmhurst College – Social Science-History & Social Science/Political Science (pp. 121-122)
    3. Determination of Accreditation of Institutions
      1. North Central College (pp. 1123-124)
  1. Determinations on Recommendations from the Appeals Advisory Committee (p. 125)
  1. Approval of Charter School Annual Report (pp. 126-155)
  1. Approval of Draft State Board of Education Annual Report (pp. 156-219)
  1. Approval of State Performance Plan for Special Education (pp. 220-302)
  1. Approval of Plans of School Districts Certified in Financial Difficulty (pp. 303-304)
  1. Recommendation from Governmental Relations Committee regarding Legislative Proposals (p. 305)
  1. Release of Closed Session Minutes (as needed)
  1. Approval of IFSOE Collective Bargaining Agreement
Information Items
  1. Presentation from Commission on Government Forecasting & Accountability
  2. Monthly Informational Reports
    1. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 306-316)

G. Adjourn

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