ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Location: Chicago, Illinois
November 19 - 23, 2008


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NOTE:  Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

 No Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2008

9:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session
Location:  Conference Room O, 37th Floor
Offices of Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, Illinois

November 21-23, 2008
State Board Members attending IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference

State Board of Education “Meet & Greet” Conference Attendees
— Comiskey Room, Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Friday, November 21 from 1:30 – 3:30; and
Saturday, November 22 from 1:30 – 3:30.

Sunday, November 23, 9:45 a.m. – Thomas Lay Burroughs Outstanding School Board President Award (during Third General 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.

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 on Thursday at which time the Board will go into closed session.


Illinois State Board of Education
PLENARY SESSION

Location: Conference Room O, 37th Floor
Offices of Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, November 20, 2008
9:00 a.m.

NOTE:  Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings one month prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

Public portions of the meeting will be audio broadcast via the Internet at www.isbe.net

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

  2. Public Participation                          (9:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

  3. 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                   (consent agenda items:  9:30 – 9:40 a.m.)

*1.  Bilingual Transition To Teaching Resolutions (pp. 3-22)

*2.  Approval of Minutes: October 22, 2008 (pp. 23-29)

*3.  Rules for Initial Review

  1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (pp. 30-43)
  2. Part 25 (Certification) (pp. 44-55)

*4.  Rules for Adoption 

  1. Part 25 Emergency Amendment (Certification) (see above)

*5. Employee Handbook (p. 56)

*6.  Update Financial Status of Divernon CUSD #13 and Winthrop Harbor SD #1 (pp. 57-62)

End of consent agenda

7.  Preliminary Discussion of FY10 Budget (pp. 63)      (9:40 a.m. – Noon)
  1. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (pp. 64-84)

  2. 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 at the time announced.  Chairman Ruiz may also call for a break in the plenary session at which time the Board will go into closed session.