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MEDIA ADVISORY
August 18, 2003

AUGUST BOARD MEETING
Dial-in Access: 1-877-865-7025
Passcode: 8 2 8 6 2 7 5 (followed by the # key on the phone)

The Illinois State Board of Education will hold its monthly Board meeting on
Wednesday, August 20 beginning at 11 a.m.

Following the discussion, the Board will go into closed session under the exceptions set forth in the open meetings act of the State of Illinois as follows:

Section 2 (c) (1) for the purpose of discussing information regarding appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee; and

Section 2 (c) (11) for the purpose of discussing litigation.

Any person wishing to participate in the open segment of the meeting may go to:

Chicago Board of Education
125 South Clark Street, 5th Floor Board Chambers
Chicago, Illinois 60603

SCHEDULE AND AGENDA OF MEETING
August 20, 2003

Agenda Items

Download Board Meeting Information Document PDF File

WEDNESDAY, August 20, 2003

9:00 a.m.

Education Policy Planning Committee Meeting
Superintendent’s Office, James Thompson Center

  • Review of Presentation of 2003 State ACT Results
  • Review of Presentation of 2003 State Assessment Results

11:00 a.m.

Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
5th Floor Board Chambers, Chicago Board of Education

  1. Presentations

12:15-1:15 p.m.

  1. LUNCH
  1. Presentations (Continued)
    • Presentation of 2003 State Assessment Results
      • ISAT, PSAE, IAA, and Image (pp. 6-27)

1:45 p.m.

PLENARY BUSINESS MEETING

  1. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
    5th Floor Board Chambers, Chicago Board of Education
  2. Public Participation
  3. Approval of Minutes
    • June 16-17, 2003 (pp. 28-53)
    • June 25, 2003 (pp. 54-55)
    • July 15, 2003 (pp. 56-57)
    • July 24, 2003 (pp. 58-59)
  4. Discussion/Action Items
    • Receipt of State of Illinois FY02 Single Audit Report
    • Approval of Chicago Public School District 299 FY04 Supplemental General State Aid Plan (pp. 60-61)
    • Approval of 2003-2004 Fees for GED Testing
      (pp. 62-64)
    • Approval of Illinois State Teacher Certification Board Accreditation Recommendations to the State Board of Education (pp. 65-86)
    • Approval of Cancellation of the Contract for Evaluation of the Certificate Renewal System (p. 87-89)
    • Approval of Teacher Education Accreditation Cycle
      (pp. 90-100)
    • Approval of Mediation Contracts (pp. 101-103)
    • Ratification of Due Process Hearing Officer Contracts
      (pp. 104-107)
    • Rules for Adoption—Part 5000 (pp. 108-112)
      • Public Information, Rulemaking and Organization
    • Approval of Support of Resolution to Eliminate the Reduced Price Meal Category (pp. 113-117)
    • Acceptance of ISBE Monthly Reports (pp. 118-136)
      • July 2003 Fiscal/Agency Operations Reports
    • Review of ISBE’s Capacity to Provide Services as Mandated by the Illinois School Code (pp. 137-138)
    • Approval of Superintendent’s Quarterly Travel Analysis
      • (March 2003-June 2003)
  1. Announcements and Reports
    • Superintendent
    • Chairman
    • Committees
      1. Board Operations - Joyce Karon, Chair
      2. Finance & Audit - Richard Sandsmark, Chair
      3. Joint Education - Ronald Gidwitz, Chair
      4. Governmental Relations - Bev Turkal, Chair
      5. Education Policy Planning - Greg Kazarian, Chair
    • Members
  1. Other Information
    • Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking (pp. 139-140)
  2. Closed Session (immediately following the Plenary Session)

*All State Board of Education meetings listed on this agenda 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, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001.

Phone: 217-782-7497
TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900
Fax: 217-785-3972

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777