100 N. First Street
Board Room, 4th Floor
Springfield, Illinois

January 25-26, 2012

View Finance & Audit Packet PDF File
View Education Policy Planning Packet PDF File
View Government Relations Packet PDF File
View Plenary Session Packet PDF File
Part 51 Legal Changes - 1/26/12 handout PDF File new

Public Participation

NOTE: The sign-in sheet for public participation will be set out 30 minutes prior to the start of each meeting.

Public Participation Policy

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:

State Board of Education Meeting - January 25-26, 2012

WEDNESDAY, January 25, 2012            Times are estimated for planning purposes.

1:00 p.m. Finance & Audit Discussion
Board Room, 4th Floor
*3:15 p.m. Education Policy Planning Discussion
Board Room, 4th Floor
*5:30 p.m. Closed Session (Closed session will be held immediately following Education Policy Discussion on Wednesday or prior to the first session on Thursday morning.)
* The meeting will begin at the conclusion of the previous session.

THURSDAY, January 26, 2012            Times are estimated for planning purposes.

8:45 a.m. Governmental Relations Discussion
Board Room, 4th Floor
* 9:45 a.m. ISBE Plenary Session
Board Room, 4th Floor

* 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 Chico 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 Chico 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

Board Room, 4th Floor
100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois
January 26, 2012
9:45 a.m.

(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)

All meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at

  1. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance  (Gery Chico, Board Chair)       9:45 a.m. (or immediately following lunch)                               
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Public Participation (up to 30 minutes)

  3. Resolutions & Recognition

  4. *Consent Agenda
    Superintendent’s Report
    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: December 15, 2011 (Plenary Packet pp. 4-10)
      2. Board Operations Committee: December 14, 2011 (Plenary Packet pp. 11-13)
      3. Ad Hoc Rules Committee: December 14, 2011 (Plenary Packet pp. 14-15)
    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 51 (Dismissal of Tenured Teachers under Article 24 and Dismissal of Tenured Teachers and Principals under Article 34 of the School Code) (Plenary Packet pp. 16-55)
      2. Part 226 (Special Education) (Plenary Packet pp. 56-64)
      3. Part 575 (School Technology Program) (Plenary Packet pp. 65-72)

    3. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (Plenary Packet pp. 73-97)
      2. Part 151 (School Construction Program) (Plenary Packet pp. 98-102)

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. RFSP for Evaluator Pre-Qualification and Re-Training Program (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 6-8)
      2. Grant Agreement with Regional Office of Education (ROE) #20 for Child Find Project (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 9-11)
      3. Contract Renewal with Illinois Department of Human Services for Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 12-13)
    5. *Approval of Internal Audit Charter (Finance & Audit Packet pp. 16-23)
    6. *Approval of Lemont-Bromberek Community School District113A Financial Plan (Finance & Audit pp. 24-79)
    7. *State Model for Principal Evaluation (Education Policy Packet pp. 14-31)
    8. *Approval of ESEA Waiver Application (Education Policy Packet pp. 32-34)
    9. * Adoption of Growth Model (Education Policy Packet pp. 35-46)

    End of Consent Agenda

    1. Approval of December closed session minutes

    2. Election to Fill ISBE Vice Chair Vacancy (Plenary Packet p. 103-104)

    3. Approval of FY13 State Board of Education Budget
          (handout as discussed in Finance & Audit)

  5. New Business/Other Items
    1. Board Visibility Across the State (Plenary Packet pp. 105-106)

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

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

  8. Adjourn