State Board of Education Meeting
via video conference

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:00 a.m.

View Packet PDF format - Revised April 9, 2014

Chicago Location:
ISBE Video Conference Room, James R. Thompson Center
14th Floor, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

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

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. Public Participation

  3. Presentations and Updates
    1. School Funding Legislation Update
    2. Timeline of Requirements for Teacher Candidates, Jason Helfer

  4. IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)

  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 12, 2014
    2. *Rules for Initial Review
      1. Part 50 (Evaluation of Certified Employees under Articles 24A and 34 of the School Code): Modifies the process to be used to identify the school districts whose performance ranks them in the lowest 20 percent of all districts statewide; districts in this group are to implement performance evaluation systems incorporating measures of student growth starting September 1, 2015.
    3. *Rules for Adoption
    4. *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million
      1. Approval of Grant: Support and Technical Assistance Regional Network (STARNET)
      2. Approval of Contract Renewal: ROE #20–Harrisburg Project
      3. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement Renewal: ROE #48–Peoria County for the Illinois Virtual School
      4. Approval of Contract Renewal: Web-Based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS)
      5. Approval of Contract Renewal: Special Education Tracking and Reporting System (I-Star)
      End of Consent Agenda

    5. Special Education Expenditure and Receipts Report

  6. Discussion Items            .
    1. District Oversight – Monthly Update
    2. Budget Update
    3. Legislative Update
    4. Other items for discussion

  7. Announcements and reports
    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

  9. Closed Session (as needed)
  10. 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.