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

SCHEDULE AND AGENDA OF MEETINGS
March 16-17, 2005

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WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2005

   Public Conference Call Access Number for Wednesday meetings:
      1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 1 3 7 0 9 7

* 10:30 a.m.

Finance & Audit Committee
4th Floor Conference Room

* Noon

Governmental Relations Committee
4th Floor Conference Room

* 1:00 p.m.

Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Development Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 2:30 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee
4th Floor Conference Room

* 4:30 p.m.

Board Operations Committee
4th Floor Conference Room

THURSDAY, March 17, 2005

   Public Conference Call Access Number for Thursday meetings:
      1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 1 3 7 0 9 8

8:00 a.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
4th Floor Conference Room

9:30 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor

** 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

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
10:30 a.m.
4th Floor Conference Room

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Presentation on President Bush's proposed budget's impact on Illinois education
  3. Discussion on ISBE Financial Oversight Proposals
  4. Additional items
  5. Adjourn

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
* Noon
4th Floor Conference Room

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Legislative Update
  3. Update on Agency/Board Legislative Proposals
  4. Additional issues
  5. Adjourn

AD HOC STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
* 1:00 p.m.

Board Room, 4th Floor

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Review Initial Report for the Strategic Plan
  3. Adjourn

EDUCATION POLICY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
* 2:30 p.m.
4th Floor Conference Room

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Explanation of Safe Harbor
  3. Adolescent Literacy
  4. History of Gifted Education
  5. Review of Special Education Appeals Forum
  6. Standards Aligned Classroom
  7. Assessment Division Review
  8. Additional Items
  9. Adjourn

BOARD OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
* 4:30 p.m.
4th Floor Conference Room

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

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Process & Procedures
      1. Gathering information
        1. Review of correspondence to ROEs
      2. Use of resolutions
        1. Signed by Board & mailed
        2. Attendance at Board meeting
        3. Board member visit to school
  3. Annual Work Conference Planning
    1. NASBE involvement
    2. Staff involvement
    3. Month/date/location to be determined
      1. August 17-20, 2005
      2. Other
  4. Board Bylaws
    1. Discussion/Recommendations for Revision
  5. Additional Issues

AD HOC RULES COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Thursday, March 17, 2005
8:00 a.m.
4th Floor Conference Room

Public Conference Call Access Number:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 1 3 7 0 9 8

AGENDA

  1. Public Participation
  2. Discussion of Rules for Initial Review
    1. Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 14-67)
    2. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition & Supervision (pp. 68-90)
    3. Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement (pp. 91-119)
    4. Part 275 (Pupil Transportation) (pp. 120-130)
    5. Part 1100, Repeal (Procurement by the State Board of Education) (pp. 131-219)
    6. Part 1105 (Procurement by the State Board of Education) (p. 220)
  3. Additional Issues
  4. Adjourn

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor

100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois

Thursday, March 17, 2005
9:30 a.m.

Public Conference Call Access Number:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 1 1 3 7 0 9 8

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. Resolutions & Recognition

  1. Jessica Davis, Pana High School, Winner of Arts Education Poster Contest
  2. Performance by Springfield High School Acapella Group
  3. Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners

C. Public Participation

D. Approval of Minutes

  1. February 17, 2005 (pp. 5-13)

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 25 (Certification) (pp. 14-67)
  2. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition & Supervision (pp. 68-90)
  3. Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement (pp. 91-119)
  4. Part 275 (Pupil Transportation) (pp. 120-130)
  5. Part 1100, Repeal (Procurement by the State Board of
    Education) (pp. 131-219)
  6. Part 1105 (Procurement by the State Board of Education) (p. 220)

 *2.  Recommended Appointment to State Teacher Certification Board  
        (p. 221)

  1. Update the Approved List of Supplemental Educational Service Providers (pp. 222-226)
  1. Approval of Preliminary Strategic Plan (p. 227)
  1. Release of Closed Session Minutes (as needed)

Information Items

  1. Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 228-233)
  2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 234-245)

G. Adjourn

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