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

December 13-14, 2006

NOTE: Due to the size of a few files within this month-s Board packet, we have removed them from the appropriate packet and provided a separate download icon for those large documents. If you wish to print those documents, you can do so with a separate download.

  • View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
    • View Education Policy Planning Committee (IAA Descriptors) PDF File
    • View Education Policy Planning Committee (ISAT Reading Performance Definitions) PDF File
  • View Finance & Audit Packet PDF File
    • View Finance & Audit Committee (FY08 Budget)
    • View Finance & Audit Committee (FY07 Draft Capital Needs Assessment Survey)
  • View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
  • View Governmental Relations Packet
    • View Governmental Relations: pages 15 – 202 (Legislative Proposals in detail)
  • View Board Operations Packet PDF File
  • View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
    • View Plenary Pages 14-20 (Part 1 Rules Revised)
    • View Plenary: pages 79 – 143 (Draft 2006 Annual Report)
NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006
10:30 a.m. Education Policy Planning Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 6
11:30 a.m. Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. Finance & Audit Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 6
*1:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 6
*3:00 p.m. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 6
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2006
8:00 a.m. Board Operations Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 9
9:00 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Operations Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 9

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz will call for a break in the Board Plenary Session on Thursday at which time the Board will go into closed session.
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: 17-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.


ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, December 14, 2006
9:00 a.m.
Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391
(listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 4 7 3 2 5 9
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

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Resolutions & Recognition
  3. Public Participation
  4. 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. Approval of Minutes
          a. November 19, 2006 (pp. 4-13)
    *2. Rules for Initial Review
          a. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (pp. 14-20)
    *3. Rules for Adoption
          a. New Part 227 (Gifted Education) (pp. 21-38)
          b. New Part 232 (Summer Bridges) (pp. 39-49)
          c. New Part 270 (Advanced Placement) (pp. 50-58)
    *4. Recommendations from Teacher Certification Board
          a. Institutional Accreditation and Program Approvals
              1) Trinity International University Accreditation and Program Approval (pp. 59-61)
              2) Blackburn College Unit Accreditation and Program Approval (pp. 62-64)
              3) Northwestern University Unit Accreditation and Program Approval (pp. 65-68)
              4) The School of Art Institute of Chicago Unit Accreditation and Program Approval (pp. 65-68)
              5) University of Chicago Unit Accreditation and Program Approval (pp. 69-71)
          b. New Teacher Preparation Programs (pp. 72-77)
              1) Dominican University New Teacher Preparation Programs
              2) Northern Illinois University New Teacher Preparation Programs
              3) University of Illinois-Chicago New Teacher Preparation Programs
              4) University of Illinois-Springfield New Teacher Preparation Programs
    *5. Approval of Draft State Board 2006 Annual Report (p. 78-143)

(end of consent agenda)

6. Rules for Adoption
    a. Part 226 (Special Education) (p. 144)
7. Proposed Spring 2007 Legislation (pp. 145-154)
8. Approval of Draft Criteria for State Superintendent (pp. 155-156)

  1. Announcements and Reports
    1. Presentation from Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (pp. 157-180)
    2. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    3. Superintendent's Announcements
    4. Chairman's Report
    5. Committee Reports
  2. Information Items
    1. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 181-196)
  3. Adjourn

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz may call for a break in the Board Plenary Session at which time the Board will go into closed session.

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