Hyatt Regency Hotel
Truffles Room (Blue Level, West Tower)
151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

November 18, 2011
10:30 a.m.

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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.

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  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 (Those speaking to Part 50 will be asked to wait until the agenda item is called.)

  3. Resolutions & Recognition

  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. 

    1. *Approval of Minutes:
      1. Special Meeting - October 12, 2011 (pp. 2-3)
      2. Plenary Session - October 20, 2011 (pp. 4-8)
      3. Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole – October 19, 2011 (pp. 9-10)
      4. Board Operations Committee of the Whole: October 19, 2011  (p. 11)
      5. Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole:  October 19-20, 2011  (pp. 12-13)
      6. Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole:  October 19, 2011  (pp. 14-15)

End of Consent Agenda

  1. Rules for Initial Review
    1. New Part 50 (Evaluation of Certified Employees) (Vicki Phillips(begins on p. 16)

  2. Announcements and Reports
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi – unable to attend)
    2. P-20 Council Report (Joyce Karon)
    3. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements
    4. Chairman’s Report
    5. Member Reports

  3. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at

  4. 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 Chico may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.