Illinois State Board of Education announces school tour and Board meeting at Southland College Preparatory Charter School Oct. 29-30

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following meeting for Oct. 29-30 at Southland College Preparatory Charter School, 4601 Sauk Trail, in Richton Park.  The Board will tour the school at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 before convening for its regular plenary session at 12:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 29-30, 2012

Location: Southland College Preparatory Charter School, 4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park

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

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

12:30 p.m.




          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                                                                                 

A.    Dr. Blondean Davis, Superintendent, Southland College Preparatory Charter School

B.    Educator Leadership Institute

C.    Thornton Fractional South District 215

D.   Dr. Donna Simpson Leak, Superintendent, Rich Township High School District 227  

      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: September 19-20, 2012

B.   *Rules for Initial Review

1.    Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois)

C.   *Rules for Adoption

1.    Part 25 (Certification)

2.    Part 75 (Agricultural Education Program)

3.    Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost under Section 18-3 of the School Code)

D.   *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million

1.    Award of Contract:  PERA Research Based Study

2.    Recommendation Approval:  21st CCLC RFSP Technical Assistance

3.    Award of Grants:  21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)

4.    Other contracts and grants to be determined


End of Consent Agenda

         V.   Discussion Items                                                                           

A.    Budget Update                                                                               

B.     District Oversight – Monthly Update                                               

C.   Other Items for Discussion


Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012


8:30 a.m.

       VI.  Reconvene Plenary Session                                                                    

     VII.  Presentations/Showcases                                                                                

A.    Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan – Teacher Preparation

  VIII.  Discussion Items Continued                                                         

A.   2012 Adequate Yearly Progress Analysis  

B.   Report Card Update

C.   5Essentials Update

     IX.    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

       X.    Information Items

A.    ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at

     XI.    Adjourn