State Board of Education Meeting
100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL
Board Room, 4th Floor

Plenary Session
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.

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Annual School District Finanical Profile Memo (Updated 3/21/12)

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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

  3. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Arts Education Poster Winner - Reese Dannenfeldt, Copeland Manor Elementary School, Libertyville School District #70 (pp. 3)
    2. IPA Elementary School Principal of the Year – Kimberly Lisanby-Barber, Spring Valley CCSD #99 (pp. 4)
    3. IPA Middle School Principal of the Year – Phillip Ambrose, Rock Island S.D. #41 (pp. 5)
    4. IPA High School Principal of the Year – Kevin Shelton, Johnsburg CCSD #12 (pp. 6)
    5. Illinois Bankers Association – Financial Literacy Program (pp. 7)

  4. Presentation
    1. Instructional Change–CPS and the National Teachers Academy Technology Presentation (pp. 8-9)

  5. *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. Plenary Minutes: February 21, 2012 (pp. 10-14)

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 25 (Certification) (Linda Tomlinson, Vicki Phillips) (pp. 15-185)
      2. Part 100 (Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing) (pp. 186-210)
        (Linda Mitchell, Tim Imler, Deb Vespa)
      3. Part 350 (Textbook Loan Program)  (Linda Mitchell, Robert Wolfe) (pp. 211-218)
      4. Part 451 (Private Business and Vocational Schools) (Darren Reisberg, Jeff Aranowski) (pp. 219-276)

    3. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois) (Linda Tomlinson, Vicki Phillips) (pp. 277-284)
      2. Part 100 (Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing) Emergency Rules  (pp. 186-210)
        (Linda Mitchell, Tim Imler, Deb Vespa)
      3. Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant) (Reyna Hernandez, Cindy Zumwalt) (pp. 285-329)

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. RFSP for Center for School Improvement (Susie Morrison, Monique Chism) (pp. 330-331)
      2. RFP for 21st CLCC grant (Susie Morrison, Monique Chism) (pp. 332-334)
      3. RFP for SIG1003(g) grant (Susie Morrison, Monique Chism) (pp. 335-337)

    5. *The New Teacher Project – Program Approvals  (Linda Tomlinson, Vicki Phillips) (pp. 338-341)

    6. *Appointment to the State Charter School Commission  (Darren Reisberg/Jennifer Saba) (pp. 357-358)

    7. *Appointments to the Department of Juvenile Justice Department of Education (Beth Hanselman) (pp. 359-360)

    End of Consent Agenda

    1.   Approval of Cahokia Financial Plan (Linda Mitchell, Deb Vespa) (pp. 361-367)

    2.   Approval of School District Financial Profiles (Linda Mitchell, Deb Vespa) (pp. 368-376)

    3.   FY12 MCAT Transfers (Linda Mitchell, Scott Taylor, Tim Imler) (pp. 377-378)

  6. Discussion Items              .
    1.   School Maintenance Grants (Linda Mitchell, Deb Vespa) (pp. 379-380)
    2.   Budget Update (Linda Mitchell, Scott Taylor)
    3.   Legislative Update (Darren Reisberg, Nicole Wills, Cynthia Riseman) (pp. 381-424)
    4.   District Oversight – Monthly Update (Superintendent Koch)
    5. Other Items for Discussion

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

  8. Closed Session

  9. Reconvene Meeting

  10. Superintendent’s Contract (as needed following closed session)

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

  12. 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.