State Board of Education Meeting
February 20, 2013

Chicago Location: ISBE Video Conference Room, 14th Floor,
100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

Springfield Location: ISBE Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor
100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL

Plenary Session
February 20, 2013
10:30 a.m.

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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
    1. Monique Chism

  3. Public Participation

  4. *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: January 23-24, 2013

    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 226 (Special Education)

    3. *Rules for Adoption
      1. Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois)

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Board of Trustees Illinois State University
      2. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Illinois Department of Human Services, Early Learning Challenge
      3. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Illinois Department of Human Services, Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program
      4. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: World-Class Innovations in Developing Assessment (WIDA) Consortium for the ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs)
      5. Contract Renewal: Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)
      6. Contract Renewal: Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), Development Contract
      7. Contract Renewal: Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), Administration Contract
      8. Contract Renewal: Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE), EXPLORE and PLAN, Locating Information Career Readiness Certificate Program (NCRC)

    5. *Spring 2013 Waiver Report

    6. End of Constent Agenda

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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.