State Board of Education Meeting
via video conference

Thursday, February 17, 2011
10:30 a.m.

View Packet pdf format
P-20 First Annual Report pdf format
The General State Aid Foundation Formula pdf format
FY 2012 Board Budget Recommendation Compared to the Governor's pdf format

Chicago Location:

ISBE Video Conference Room, James R. Thompson Center
14th Floor, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL

Springfield Location:
ISBE Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor
100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at:


  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance           (Times are estimated and are for planning purposes only)
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Public Participation                10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

  3. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Golfview Elementary School, Carpentersville, HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award (p. 3)

  4. Superintendent’s Report - Consent Agenda       11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
    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.

    1. *Approval of Minutes:
      1. Plenary Minutes: January 13, 2011 (pp. 4-8)
      2. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole:  January 12, 2011 (pp. 9-10)
      3. Board Operations Committee of the Whole:  January 12, 2011 (pp. 11-12)
      4. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole:  January 12, 2011 (pp. 13-15)
      5. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole:  January 12, 2011 (pp. 16-19)
      6. Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole:  January 13, 2011 (pp. 20-22)

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (pp. 23-44)
        (Robin Lisboa, Linda Jamali, Patrick Murphy, Jim Palmer, Darren Reisberg)
      2. Part 350 (Secular Textbook Loan) (Robert Wolfe)   (pp. 45-48)

    3. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Statewide Professional Development Grants for Illinois RtI Network  (pp. 49-50)
        (Beth Hanselman, David Andel)
      2. ACT contract renewal for Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) (pp. 51-52)
        (Connie Wise, Jim Palmer)
      3. NCS Pearson IAA contract renewal for Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) (pp. 53-54)
        (Connie Wise, Jim Palmer)
      4. Pearson Contract Renewal for Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Administration (pp. 55-56)
        (Connie Wise, Jim Palmer)
      5. Pearson Contract Renewal for Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Development (pp. 57-58)
        (Connie Wise, Jim Palmer)
      End of Consent Agenda

    4. Proposed Amendment to Southland Charter School Agreement (pp. 59-89) 11:10 – 11:25 a.m.
      (Jennifer Saba, Darren Reisberg)
    5. Spring 2011 Waiver Report (Winnie Tuthill, Darren Reisberg) (pp. 90-113)      11:25 – 11:40 a.m.
    6. Election of Officers (p. 114)                                                               11:40 – 11:45 a.m.
    7. FY11 MCAT Transfers (pp. 115-116)                                                    11:45 – 11:50 a.m.
    8. Approval of IFSOE Collective Bargaining Agreement (as needed, following closed session)
    9. Consideration of Settlement Agreement with West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147  (as needed, following closed session)

  5. Discussion Items              .
    1. P-20 Council First Report & Recommendations (Joyce Karon, Superintendent Koch) (pp. 117-118)   11:50 a.m.– 12:10 p.m.
    2. Legislative Update (Nicole Wills, Cynthia Riseman, Darren Reisberg) (pp. 119-132)    12:10 – 12:25 p.m.
    3. Other Items for Discussion
    4. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at

  6. Announcements                                                                                         12:25 – 12:45 p.m.
    1. Superintendent’s Announcements (as needed)
    2. Chairman’s Announcements (as needed)

  7. Closed Session Motion                                                                             12:45 p.m. (allow 2 ½ hr discussion)
    (The Board will return to act on the IFSOE contract and the West Harvey Dixmoor agenda items, as necessary, following closed session.)

  8. Adjourn

This meeting 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: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

NOTE:     Chairman Ruiz may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.