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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
100 N. First Street
Springfield, Illinois

March 21-22, 2007

View Finance & Audit Packet PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View
Governmental Relations Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Packet PDF File
Cancelled—Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Packet PDF File
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
Corrected pages: Charter Schools Annual Report (3 pages) PDF File
Part 555 Replacement Pages PDF File
Final Gates Memorandum of Understanding 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, March 21, 2007
10:30 a.m. Finance and Audit Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 2
12:30 p.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 2

*3:15 p.m.

Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 2

*4:00 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 2

*5:00 p.m.

Board Operations Committee
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 2

* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2007
8:30 a.m.

NOTICE

THE FOLLOWING AD HOC STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE WHOLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 3

9:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 3


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, 4th Floor, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, March 22, 2007; 9:00 a.m.
Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only)
Confirmation #: 1 7 2 8 1 9 6 3

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
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means
  2. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Resolution of Thanks to DrinkerBiddleGardnerCarton Staff (p. 3)
    2. Resolution for Schools Hosting Joe Fatheree, Teacher of the Year (p. 4)
  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. Special Meeting: February 6-20, 2007 (pp. 5-6)
          b. February 22, 2007 (pp. 7-17)
    *2. Rules for Initial Review
          a. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools) (pp. 18-50)
          b. Part 350 (Secular Textbook Loan) (pp. 51-54)
          c. New Part 555 (Children’s Mental Health Initiative Grants) (pp. 55-69)
    *3. Rules for Adoption
          a. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (pp. 70-86)
    *4. Approve Report on Financial Condition of School Districts (pp. 87-92)
    *5. Measurement Inc./MetriTech/Questar (IMAGE) Contract Amendments (pp. 93-94)
    *6. Charter School Annual Report (pp. 95-125)
    *7. 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFSP (pp. 126-127)
    *8. Memorandum of Understanding between Gates Foundation, ISBE & Governor's Office (EPPC pp. 31-35)

  5. Announcements and Reports
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements
    3. Chairman’s Report
    4. Committee Reports
    5. Member Reports

  6. Information Items
    1. Rulemaking Monthly Status Report (pp. 128-131)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (pp. 132-148)

  7. 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