Illinois State Board of Education announces meeting on Thursday, August 18

Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following meeting for August 18 via video-conference.  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. 

Chairman Chico may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.  

State Board of Education Meeting via video conference

Thursday, August 18, 2011

9:00 a.m. 

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

100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 

Springfield Location:           ISBE Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor

100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 

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

            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

         III.  Resolutions & Recognition

         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. 

A.    *Approval of Minutes:

1.     Plenary Minutes: June 16, 2011

2.     Board Operations Committee of the Whole:  June 16, 2011

3.     Education Policy Planning Committee of the Whole:  June 15, 2011

4.     Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole:  June 15, 2011

5.     Governmental Relations Committee of the Whole:  June 15, 2011

B.    *Rules for Adoption

1.     Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)

2.     Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education)

3.     Part 25 (Certification)

4.     Part 75 (Incentive Grants for Agricultural Science Teacher Education)

C.    *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million

1.     I-KAN ROE 32 (Iroquois-Kankakee) Grant Agreement for Induction for the 21st Century Educator (ICE 21) Teacher Quality Grant

2.     Truants Alternative Optional Education Program (TAOEP) Grant Awards

3.     Early Childhood Block Grant Awards

4.     RFP for Prevention Initiative Technical Assistance & Training Birth to Three

D.    *Teacher Certification Board Appointments 

End of Consent Agenda

E.     Acceptance of the A-133 Statewide Single Audit Report

         V.  Discussion Items

A.    Legislative Update

B.    District Oversight – Monthly Update

C.    Retreat Planning

D.    NASBE Annual Meeting

E.    Other Items for Discussion

       VI.    Announcements

A.    IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)

B.    P-20 Council Liaison Report (Joyce Karon)

C.    Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

D.    Chairman’s Report

E.    Member Reports

     VII.    Closed Session

    VIII.    Reconvene (No action will be taken following closed session.)

       IX.    Adjourn