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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Chicago, Illinois

January 17-18, 2007

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

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, January 17, 2007
10:30 a.m. Finance and Audit Committee of the Whole
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 4 8
Noon, or immediately following Finance & Audit Committee: Convene Plenary Session for the sole purpose of going into closed session over lunch on Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
Plenary Session will not be reconvened for further action until Thursday, January 18, 2007
at 9:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 4 8
*3:15 p.m. Governmental Relations Committee
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 4 8
*4:15 p.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 4 8

* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, January 18, 2007
8:45 a.m. Board Operations Committee
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 5 2
9:30 a.m.

Reconvene ISBE Plenary Session
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
1-866-297-6391 (listen only)
Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 5 2

NOTE: Thursday’s portion of the plenary session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.


ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9-040 James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Chicago, Illinois

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, January 17, 2007
12:00 Noon or immediately following Finance & Audit Committee
Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 6 7 2 6 4 4 8

Chairman Ruiz will call the plenary business meeting to order for the sole purpose of going into closed session over lunch on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. The plenary session will reconvene for all other action on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Agenda - Plenary Business Meeting

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means
  2. Motion for Closed Session

THURSDAY, January 18, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #: 1 6 7 2 6 4 5 2
NOTE: Thursday’s portion of the plenary session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

Reconvene Plenary Business Meeting

  1. Reconvene Plenary Business Meeting
  2. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Illinois School Health Centers (p. 4)
    2. Other Resolutions of 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. December 19, 2006 (pp. 5-18)

     *2. Rules for Adoption
           a. Part 60 (The “Grow Your Own” Teacher Education Initiative) (pp. 19-31)
           b. Part 70 (Early Childhood Teacher Assistance Grants) (pp. 32-38)

     *3. 2007 State Board Calendar of Meetings (pp. 49-50)

     *4. State Board of Education Bylaws Revision (pp. 51-71)

     *5. Cumulative Waiver Report (pp. 72-89)

     *6. Approval of Updated Legislative Proposals (p. 90)

     *7. Approval of Illinois Alternate Assessment – Descriptors and Alignment (pp. 91-100)

     *8. Approval of Illinois Standards Achievement Test – Descriptors (pp. 101-114)

     *9. Approval of Language Arts Assessment for Grade 11 – Reading Goal 2 (pp. 115-116)

    *10. State Board of Education Budget
            a. Ratification of FY07 State Board of Education Budget (pp. 116-1 through 116-18)
            b. Adoption of FY08 State Board of Education Budget (p. 117)

      11. Approval of Pre-K for All Grant Agreements over $1 million (p. 118)
            a. Schaumburg School District #54
            b. Illinois Action for Children

      12. Amendment of Interim Contract

      13. Release of closed session minutes (as needed)
  5. Announcements and Reports
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements
    3. Chairman’s Report
         a. Nominating Committee Appointments
    4. Committee Reports
    5. Member Reports
  6. Information Items
    1. Rulemaking Monthly Status Report (pp. 119-121)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 122-137)
  7. Adjourn

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz may call for reconvening of closed session over lunch on Thursday.


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