State Board of Education Meeting
Crouse Education Center
780 Shoreline Drive
Aurora, IL

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
9:30 a.m.
The State Board concluded its meeting on June 19th and will NOT meet on Thursday, June 20, 2013

View Packet
Part 226 Special Education - Board Memo PDF format (Revised 6/17/13)

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at:


  1. School Funding Working Group
    1. Funding Formula Working Group Minutes: May 16, 2013
    2. Discussion and Approval of Project Timeline
    3. Discussion of Guiding Principles
Plenary Session
1:00 p.m.
  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. Indian Prairie School District 204
    2. Standards of Expectations, Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65
    3. An Update on the New Principal Endorsement Programs in Illinois

  3. Public Participation

  4. Resolutions & Recognition
    1. Stephanie Hawkins, 2012 Milken National Educator, Lynne Thigpen Elementary School
    2. Ron Moehring, 2012 Burroughs Award Recipient
    3. Holly Johnson , 2013 Arts Alliance Poster Contest Winner, Hindsdale South High School
    4. Maryna Mitchell, Horace Mann Educator of the Year 2013, Lanphier High
    5. Dr. Preston Williams, Urbana School District 116
    6. Student Advisory Council Presentation
    7. Certificates of Appreciation to Outgoing Seniors of the Student Advisory Council

  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: May 16, 2013

    2. *Rules for Initial Review

    3. *Rules for Adoption

    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Request to Release Grant: Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership
      2. Request to Award Grant: Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge
      3. Request to Award Grant: Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM)
      4. Approval of School Improvement Grant

    5. *Update to the Strategic Plan

    6. *FY 2012 Compliance Report

    7. *FY 2014/2015 Audit Plan

    8. End of Consent Agenda

    1. Part 226 (Special Education [class size rules])

    2. Qualified Zone Academy Bond Authorization(s)

    3. 2014 Board Meeting Dates

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

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

  8. Information Items
    1. ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at
    2. Status of Agency Rulemaking

  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.