State Board of Education Meeting
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
10:00 a.m.

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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. Presentations/Showcases
    1. FY15 Budget Development
      1. FY15 Revenue Projections: Jim Muschinske and Dan Long, COGFA
      2. FY15 Budget Development: Robert Wolfe, CFO
      3. FY15 Budget Proposals for East St. Louis District 189 and North Chicago District 187
    2. School Improvement Grant Updates

  3. IBHE Liaison Report

  4. Public Participation

  5. Resolutions and Recognition
    1. Teacher of the Year
    2. Milken National Educator

  6. *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: November 22, 2013

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)
      2. Part 25 (Educator Licensure)
      3. Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois)

    3. *Rules for Adoption

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Request to Award Contract: Local Assessment Support (LAS)
      2. Request to Award Grant: Lighthouse Youth Center
      3. RFSP for Induction and Mentoring Programs
      4. RFSP for Early Childhood Block Grant Prevention Initiative

    5. *Draft Annual Report

    6. End of Consent Agenda

  7. Discussion Items
    1. Legislative Update
    2. Update on TAP and Class Size and Composition
    3. Board Operations Discussion

  8. Announcements
    1. Superintendent's/Senior Staff Announcements
    2. Chairman's Report
    3. Member Reports

  9. Closed Session (as needed)

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

  11. 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.