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SPRINGFIELD, IL– The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following schedule for its regular business meeting on Jan. 22-23 at its Springfield office at 100 N. First St.

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

Jan. 22-23, 2014

Location: Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First St., Springfield

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at: www.isbe.net

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

10  a.m.


I. Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

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

II. Resolutions & Recognition

A. Dr. Harry Berman, Executive Director, IBHE

III. Discussion Items

A. USDA Smart Snacks in Schools

B. Legislative Update

IV. Public Participation

V. FY15 Budget Discussion

VI. FY15 Funding Discussion, North Chicago District 187 and East St. Louis District 189

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

8:30  a.m.

VII. Presentations and Updates

A. Student Advisory Council Update

VIII. Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda

A. *Approval of Minutes

1. Plenary Minutes: December 18, 2013


*Rules for Initial Review

C. *Rules for Adoption

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

2. Part 22 (Code of Ethics for Illinois Educators)

3. Part 23 (Standards for the School Service Personnel Certificate)

4. Part 28 (Standards for Certification in Special Education)

5. Part 29 (Standards for Administrative Certification)

6. Part 226 (Special Education) (class size/composition)

D. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

1. Request for Grant Approval: North Lawndale Eagles

2. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement: Illinois State University for Administration of National Board Preparation

End of Consent Agenda

E. Denial of Certification for Tomorrow’s Builders Charter School in East St. Louis

F. FY15 Budget Recommendation

IX. Discussion Items

A. Other Items for Discussion

X. Announcements & Reports

A. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

B. Chairman’s Report

C. Member Reports

XI. Information Items

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

XII. Closed Session (as needed)

XIII. Adjourn

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