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


February 20-21, 2008

View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View Finance & Audit Committees Packet
View Governmental Relations PDF File
Educator Misconduct Language PDF File
View Board Operations Commmittee Packet PDF File
View
Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet 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, February 20, 2008
9:30 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 2

Noon - 2:00 p.m. The members of the State Board of Education may be attending the Governor's State of the State/Budget Address
2:00 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
(This meeting will begin following the Governor's Budget Address)
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 2

*3:50 p.m.

Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor

1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 2

*5:00 p.m.

Board Operations Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 2

* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.
THURSDAY, February 21, 2008
8:30 a.m. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 3
9:45 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation # 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 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.

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz may call to order the Board's plenary session early for the sole purpose of hearing a motion to go into closed session. In such case, the plenary session will reconvene for action items at the time posted. Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session at which time the Board will go into closed session.



ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois


Thursday, February 21, 2008
9:45 a.m.


Public Conference Call Number: 1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #: 2 0 7 0 5 9 4 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.
  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. Entrepreneurship Week Proclamation
  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: January 17, 2008 (Plenary pp. 3-16)

    *2. Rules for Initial Review

      1. Part 252 (Driver Education) (Rules Packet pp. 7-23)

    *3. Rules for Adoption

      1. Part 51 (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers Under Article 24 and Dismissal of Tenured Teachers and Principals Under Article 34) (Rules Packet pp. 24-27)
      2. Part 226 (Special Education) (Rules Packet pp. 28-37)
      3. Part 350 (Secular Textbook Loan) (Rules Packet pp. 38-44)

    *4. Contracts and Grants over $1 Million

      1. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 23-26)
      2. Truants Alternative Optional Education Program (TAOEP) RFP (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 16-19)
      3. Special Legislative Grants (Linda Mitchell, Ronny Wickenhauser (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 20-22)

    (end of consent agenda)

    5. Spring 2008 Waiver Report (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 4-49)

    6. Update List of Supplemental Education Service Providers (Has been tabled)

    7. Closed Session Minutes (as needed, following closed session)

  5. New Business
  6. Announcements and Reports
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    2. Superintendent's Announcements
    3. Chairman's Report
    4. Committee Reports
    5. Member Reports
  7. Information Items
    1. Rulemaking Monthly Status Report (Plenary pp. 20-23)
    2. SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (Plenary pp. 24-40)
  8. Adjourn

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz may call to order the Board's plenary session early for the sole purpose of hearing a motion to go into closed session. In such case, the plenary session will reconvene for action items at the time posted. Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session at which time the Board will go into closed session.