State Board of Education Meeting
via video conference

Thursday, August 15, 2013
10:00 a.m.

View Packet PDF Format
(Revised 8/13/13)

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. Presentations/Showcases
    1. Race to the Top Year-One Report
    2. Center for School Improvement Updates
    3. EverFi Education Technology Company

  3. Public Participation (20 minutes allotted)

  4. Closed Session

  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 as Corrected: January 23-24, 2013
      2. Plenary Minutes as Corrected: February 20, 2013
      3. Plenary Minutes as Corrected: March 20, 2013
      4. Plenary Minutes: June 19, 2013

    2. *Rules for Initial Review

    3. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 20 (Standards for Endorsements in Elementary Education)
      2. Part 21 (Standards for Endorsements in the Middle Grades)
      3. Part 25 (Educator Licensure)
      4. Part 26 (Standards for Certification in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education)
      5. Part 27 (Standards for Certification in Specific Teaching Fields)
      6. Part 65 (New Teacher Induction and Mentoring)
      7. Part 75 (Agricultural Education Programs)
      8. Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost under Section18-3 of the School Code)
      9. Part 210 (Illinois Hope and Opportunity Pathways through Education Program)
      10. Part 226 (Special Education) [school nurse and medical reviews]
      11. Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education)

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. IHE Partnership
      2. Illinois Response to Intervention Network
      3. Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Parent Mentor Program for Early Childhood Learning
      4. PERA Prequalification Training Award of RFSP
      5. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin SALSA contract, IGA
      6. Illinois Migrant Council
    5. *FY 12 Compliance Audit
    6. *Statewide Single Audit
    7. *NASBE Dues for 2014
      End of Consent Agenda

    8. Appointment of State Educator Preparation Licensure Board Members
    9. Qualified Zone Academy Bond Authorization(s)

  6. Discussion Items            .
    1. District Oversight – Monthly Update (Superintendent Koch)
    2. Other items for discussion

  7. Announcements
    1. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)
    2. Superintendent's/Senior Staff Announcements
    3. Chairman's Report
    4. 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.