State Board of Education Meeting
via video conference

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
10:00 a.m.

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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
    1. Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

  2. Resolutions & Recognition

  3. Public Participation

  4. Presentations/Showcases
    1. Common Core Real Learning for Real Life - Deb Strauss IPTA
    2. Advance Illinois Presentation on GSA Proposal

  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: March 20, 2013

    2. *Rules for Initial Review

    3. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 25 (Certification)
      2. Part 405 (Payments to Certain Facilities under Section 14-7.05 of the School Code)
      3. Part 475 (Contested Cases and Other Formal Hearings)
      4. Part 565 (Class Size Reduction Grants)

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Approval of Contract: Harrisburg, Regional Office of Education 20
      2. Approval of Contract: Illinois State University
      3. Approval of Contract: Hupp Information Technologies
      4. Approval of Grant: McKinney–Vento Homeless Lead Area Liaisons
      5. Approval of Grant: College Board
      6. Request for RFSP: PERA Pre-Qualification Training
      7. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Illinois Board of Higher Education
      8. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Illinois Community College Board

      End of Consent Agenda

    5. Cahokia Unit School District 187 Financial Plan
    6. Approval of Consent Decree with East St. Louis School Board
    7. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: East St. Louis School District

  6. Discussion Items            .
    1. Legislative Update
    2. Budget Update
    3. Other items for discussion

  7. Announcements
    1. IBHE Liaison Report
    2. P-20 Council Liaison Report
    3. Superintendent's/Senior Staff Announcements
    4. Chairman's Report
    5. Member Reports

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

  9. 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.