Illinois State Board of Education announces meetings for March 16-17 in Springfield

 

Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following upcoming meetings for March 16-17 in Springfield, Illinois.

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, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972.

                WHO:            Illinois State Board of Education

               WHAT:           ISBE Committee Meetings and Plenary Session

               WHEN:          March 16-17 (detailed schedule below)

 WHERE:        ISBE Springfield Office, 100 N. First St., Springfield, IL (unless otherwise noted)

 NOTE: Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during committee meetings prior to the State Board taking action in the plenary session. Note that some committee meetings will begin at the conclusion of the previous meeting.

 March 16, 2011

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

 10:30 a.m.       Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole

 

AGENDA 

                I.    Roll Call

               II.    Board Member Participation by Other Means

              III.    Public Participation (15 minutes maximum)

             IV.    Early Childhood Education (Diana Rauner, Ounce of Prevention Fund) 

              V.    Strategic Agenda Update (verbal update)

             VI.    Committee Agenda Planning/Additional Items

            VII.    Motion for Closed Session (as needed)

           VIII.    Adjourn

 

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the plenary session. 

 

11:30 a.m.       Break for lunch and closed session

  

12:30 p.m.      Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole

(This meeting will begin immediately following lunch.)

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

 

AGENDA

                  I.    Roll Call

                 II.    Board Member Participation by Other Means

                III.    Public Participation  (15 minutes maximum)

               IV.  *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

A.    Low-Cost Laptop Grant Program

                V.  School District Financial Profiles

               VI.  Special Education Expenditures & Receipts vs. Revenue Report

              VII.  Cairo Financial Status Update

             VIII.  State Board of Education Budget Update

               IX.  Committee Agenda Planning/Additional Items

                X.  Adjourn

 

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the plenary session. 

 

2:00 p .m.       Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole

 (This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)

 

AGENDA (timeframes are estimated for planning purposes)

                  I.  Roll Call

                 II.  Board Member Participation by Other Means

                III.  Public Participation  (15 minutes maximum) 

               IV.  *Rules for Adoption

A.    Part 151 (School Construction Program)

B.    Part 5001 (Access to Info of the State Board of Education under the Freedom of Info Act)

                V.  Committee Agenda Planning/Additional Items

               VI.  Adjourn

*  Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the plenary session. 

 2:30 p.m.        Board Operations Committee of the Whole

 

(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)

 AGENDA (timeframes are estimated for planning purposes)

                  I.  Roll Call

                 II.  Board Member Participation by Other Means

                III.  Public Participation

               IV.*Review Nominations for Recognition

                V.  2011 Board Calendar

               VI.  Board Operations Review

              VII.  Procurement Communications Reporting Requirement

             VIII.  Follow-up Discussion re Board Self Evaluation Instrument

               IX.  Committee Agenda Planning/Additional Items

                X.  Adjourn

                                                                                                                                     XI.   

*  Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the plenary session.

 

March 17, 2011

All open meetings will be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

 

8:30 a.m.         Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole

 

AGENDA

                I.    Roll Call

               II.    Board Member Participation by Other Means

              III.    Public Participation (15 minutes maximum)

             IV.    Legislative Update

              V.    Committee Agenda Planning/Additional Items

             VI.    Adjourn

 

* Items listed with an asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the plenary session.

 

March 17, 2011

10:00 a.m.       ISBE Plenary Session

 

(This meeting will begin immediately following the previous session.)

 

NOTE:  Staff presentations and detailed Board discussion typically take place during Committee meetings prior to State Board action in the plenary session.

 

AGENDA

            I.  Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

A.    Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

          II.  Public Participation (up to 30 minutes)

         III.  Resolutions & Recognition

a.     Nicole Maslow, Senior, Hinsdale South High School District 86; Illinois Arts Education Poster Contest Winner

         IV.  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. 

 

Action Considerations

A.  *Approval of Minutes:  February 17, 2011

B.  *Rules for Adoption

1.     Part 151 (School Construction Program)

2.     Part 5001 (Access to Information of the State Board of Education under the Freedom of Information Act)  

C.  *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

1.     Low-Cost Laptop Grant Program

D.  *Approve Annual Financial Profile of School Districts

E.  *Approve Special Education Expenditures & Receipts Report

End of Consent Agenda

        V.    New Business

       VI.    Announcements and Reports 

A.    IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)

B.    P-20 Council Liaison Report (No report this month)

C.    Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

D.    Chairman’s Report

E.    Member Reports

 

     VII.    Information Items

A.    ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at http://isbe.net/board/fiscal_admin_rep.htm

    VIII.    Adjourn

March 17, 2011

 

1:00 p.m.        29th Annual Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Service Recognition Awards Ceremony;

                        Executive Mansion (Board members invited)