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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education will convene for a regular business meeting on Feb. 11 at the ISBE offices in Springfield.

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 James Meeks 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

Feb. 11, 2015

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

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.      Swearing-In of Board Members

III.     Public Participation

IV.    Chairman to Appoint Nominating Committee for Board Officers

V.      Resolutions & Recognition

A. Gery J. Chico

VI.    Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda

A. *Approval of Minutes

1. Plenary Minutes: January 21, 2015

B. *Rules for Initial Review

1. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial

Reporting, and Auditing) Provides an accounting code for the federal

Race to the Top Preschool Development Grant Program, needed for

recipients to prepare applications and report on the use of the funds

2. Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement) Responds to P.A. 98-1057, effective January 1, 2015, that allows for reimbursement of transportation costs of parents of students in City of Chicago School District 299 under certain circumstances.

3. Part 151 (School Construction Program) Responds to P.A. 98-710,

effective July 16, 2014, that adds special education cooperatives as

eligible applicants for school maintenance grants under the School

Construction Program.

4. Part 365 (Children’s Low-cost Laptop Programs) Part will be repealed

statutory authority for the program no longer exists.

5. Part 525 (Intermediate Services) Responds to several pieces of legislation enacted since 2009 that re-focused the work of the advisory boards, eliminated the suburban Cook County Regional Office of education and its advisory board, and transferred responsibility

of the delivery of intermediate services to the suburban Intermediate Service Centers.

6. Part 525 (Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Services) Part will be repealed and replaced with new Part 525 (see item 5 above).

7. Part 560 (Parental Participation Pilot Project) Part will be repealed since statutory authority for the program no longer exits.

C. *Rules for Adoption

1. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial

Reporting, and Auditing) (EMERGENCY) Provides an accounting code for

the federal Race to the Top Preschool Development Grant Program,

needed for recipients to prepare applications and report on the use of

the funds.

D. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

1. Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois Emergency

Management Agency for the Delivery of Services Under the federal

Grants to States for Emergency Management Program

2. Equipment, Maintenance, Support, and Services Invitation for Bids

3. Request for Sealed Proposals for ISBE Data Warehouse

4. Statewide System of Support Fiscal Agent Grant

E. *Spring 2014 Waiver Report

F. Marquardt SD 15: Request for modification of School Code (105 ILCS

5/14C-2) and Modification of ISBE Rule (23 Ill. Adm. Code 228.30)

End of Consent Agenda

VII. Closed Session

VIII. Election of Board Officers

IX.   Discussion Items

A. District Oversight – Monthly Update (Superintendent Koch)

B. Legislative Update pp. 175-176

C. Other Items for Discussion

X.    Announcements & Reports

A. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

B. Chairman’s Report

1. Appointment of Committee Chairpersons

a. Finance and Audit Committee

b. Education Policy Planning Committee

C. Member Reports

XI.   Information Items

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

XII. Personnel Action (as needed)

XIII. Adjourn

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