ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
September 16-18, 2008


View Finance & Audit Committees Packet PDF File
Member Initiative Grants - Revised Procedures PDF File
Legislative Grants Memo and Copies of Proposals
View
Governmental Relations Committee Packet PDF File
View Board Operations Packet PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole Packet PDF File
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
View Work Study Assessment PDF File
Work Study Presentation 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.

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

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Location:  
Normal Community High School (Cafeteria)
3900 E. Raab Road, Normal, IL
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.      ISBE Budget Hearing

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Location:   State Farm Insurance (Oakland Avenue Building)
2309 E. Oakland Avenue, Forum Room  (see attached map)
Bloomington, Illinois  61710

9:00 a.m.

ISBE Plenary Session (Plenary Session convenes for a short period prior to going into closed session)

* 11:00 a.m. 

Work-Study Session:  Assessment Scores

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break  (NOTE: There is a food court in the building.)

1:00 p.m.

Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole
*  3:00 p.m. 

Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole

*  4:00 p.m. Board Operations Committee of the Whole
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Location:   State Farm Insurance (Oakland Avenue Building)
2309 E. Oakland Avenue, Forum Room  (see attached map)
Bloomington, Illinois  61710

8:30 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole

*  9:15 a.m.        Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole
* 10:15 a.m.         Reconvene ISBE Plenary Session
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous 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: State Farm Insurance (Oakland Avenue Building)
2309 E. Oakland Avenue, Forum Room
Bloomington, Illinois 61710

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
9:00 a.m.

(Timeframes are estimated for planning purposes.)
  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means
    2. Welcome (Edward Rust, State Farm Insurance Companies)

  2. Motion for Closed Session  (Closed Session:  9:15 – 11:00 a.m.)

NOTE:  Following the motion for closed session, Plenary Session will recess and will be reconvened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 18 for Public Participation and action items.

Thursday, September 18, 2008
10:15 a.m.

(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)
Reconvene Plenary Session
Forum Room
  1. Reconvene Plenary Session/Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance


  2. Resolutions & Recognition   10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
    1. Ruth Meissen, 2007-08 Teacher of the Year

  3. Public Participation      10:25 – 10:55 a.m.

  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 consent agenda items:  10:55 – 11:00 a.m.

*1.  Approval of Minutes: 

a.   August 19-20, 2008 Retreat Debriefing (Board Operations Committee pp. 8-12)
b.   August 21, 2008 Plenary Session (Plenary pp. 4-9)

*2.  Rules for Initial Review

a.   Repeal of Part 110 (Program Accounting Manual) (Rules Packet pp. 11-121)
b.   Repeal of Part 125 (Student Activity Funds and Convenience Accounts) (Rules Packet pp. 122-127)
c.   Part 130 (Determining Special Education Per Capita Tuition Charge) (Rules Packet pp. 128-137)
d.   Part 525 (Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Services)  (Rules Packet pp. 138-142)
e.   Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant) (Rules Packet pp. 143-146)
f.    Part 245 (Education for Homeless) (Rules Packet pp. 147-155)
g.   Repeal of Part 500 (Replacement of Required Rules) (Rules Packet pp. 156-159)

*3.  Rules for Adoption 

a.   Part 35 (Mentoring Program for New Principals) (Rules Packet pp. 160-172)
b.   Part 245 Emergency Rules (Education for Homeless) (Rules Packet pp. 147-155)
c.   Part 305 (School Food Service)  (Rules Packet pp. 173-179)

*4.  Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

a.   ISBE Network Servers (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 6-9)
b.   Adult Learning Resource Center (ALRC) Grant (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 10-11)
c.   Student Information System (SIS) Contract (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 12-13)
d.   Harrisburg Contract (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 14-15)

*5.  Accept FY 07 A-133 Statewide Single Audit   (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 16-26)

*6.  Accept Two-Year Audit Plan (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 27-42)

*7.  Ratification of FY09 Final Budget   (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 44-51)

*8.  Approval of Cut Scores for Arabic Foreign Language Content Test  (Education Policy Packet pp. 6-7)

End of consent agenda

9.   Revised Member Initiative Grant Policy (Finance & Audit Packet p. 52)  11:00 – 11:10 a.m.

10.   Legislative Grants and Other Special Initiatives (as needed) (Finance & Audit p. 53) 11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

11.   Fall 2008 Waiver Report   (Governmental Relations Packet pp. 4-47)  11:25 – 11:35 a.m.

12.   Superintendent’s Contract (as needed)

  1. New Business     11:35 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

  2. Announcements and Reports  11:45 – 12:35 p.m.
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)  11:45 – 11:55 p.m.
    2. Superintendent’s Announcements 11:55 – 12:05 p.m.
    3. Chairman’s Report  12:05 – 12:15 p.m.
    4. Committee Reports 12:15 – 12:25 p.m.
    5. Member Reports  12:25 – 12:35 p.m.

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports  (Plenary pp. 10-26)
    2. Annual Report on the Status of Agency Rulemaking (Rules Committee Packet pp. 180-196)
  1. 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.