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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following schedule for its regular business meeting via video-conference in Chicago, Springfield, and Marion on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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.

The Board Chair 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

Aug. 19, 2015

Chicago Location: ISBE Video Conference Room, 14th Floor, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

Springfield Location: ISBE Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 100 N. First St., Springfield

Marion Location: Department of Healthcare and Family Services, 3419 Professional Park Drive, Marion

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

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

9:30 a.m.

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

III. Resolutions & Recognition

A. Year of the Volunteer Recognition

IV. Presentations and Updates

A. Stakeholder and Expert Task Force on Physical Education Presentation

V. Streamlining of Board Procedures Regarding Grant and Contract Posting and Awarding

VI. 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 17, 2015

B. *Rules for Initial Review

1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) Responds to P.A. 99-194, effective July 30, 2015, regarding application for approval of the E-learning Days pilot program allowing participating school districts to provide electronic instruction in lieu of emergency days.

2. Part 70 (Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Assistance Grant) Updates terminology to reflect the educator licensure system. 

3. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing) Proposes a revenue code for use by school districts that receive a supplemental grant for general State aid, as per the provisions of P.A. 99-5, effective July 1, 2015. (Emergency Rule; action to be taken under Rules for Adoption).

4. Part 375 (Student Records) Responds to P.A. 98-885, effective August 15, 2014, regarding the content of an academic transcript and clarifies the definition of “health record”.

C. *Rules for Adoption

1.  Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) Revises the timetable for administration of the KIDS assessment; sets criteria for the Survey of Learning Conditions; and makes other technical changes and clarifications.  Two letters of public comment were received, however, no changes were made in response to the issues raised

2. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) EMERGENCY Responds to P.A. 99-194, effective July 30, 2015, regarding application for approval of the E-learning Days Pilot Program allowing participating school districts to provide electronic instruction in lieu of emergency days.

3. Part 25 (Educator Licensure) Addresses changes necessitated by a number of public acts, modifies requirements for certain educator endorsements, and sets criteria for physical education and health education teachers to be considered “highly qualified”. Fifty-seven letters of public comment were received, and the proposed amendments were

modified revised in response.

4. Part 26 (Standards for Endorsements in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education) Modifies the standards for approval of early childhood education preparation programs by requiring their alignment to the Gateways to Opportunity Illinois Professional Development System’s criteria for the receipt of the ECE Credential Level 5.  Three letters of public comment supporting the rulemaking were submitted.

5. Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing) Proposes a revenue code for use by school districts that receive a supplemental grant for general State aid, as per the provisions of P.A. 99-5, effective July 1, 2015.

6. Part 210 (Illinois Hope and Opportunity Pathways through Education

Program) Updates statutory references to the new testing system, per

P.A. 98-972, effective August 15, 2014. No public comment was

received.

7. Part 232 (Summer Bridges Program) Updates statutory references to the new testing system, per P.A. 98-972, effective August 15, 2014.  No public comment was received.

8. Part 240 (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program) Updates statutory references to the new testing system, per P.A. 98-972, effective August 15, 2014.  No public comment was received.

9. Part 405 (Payments to Certain Facilities under Section 14-7.05 of the School Code) Aligns the proposed ending date for the issuance of the short-term emergency special education approval under Section 25.48 of rules governing Educator Licensure to the date contained in those rules (September 1, 2018).  No public comment was received.

D. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

1. After School Matters Grant

2. Southwest Organizing Project–Parent Mentoring Program Grant

3. Intergovernmental Agreement with District of Columbia, Office of the

State Superintendent for Next Generation Science Standards Aligned

Content

4. College Entrance Exam Contract

5. Sole Source Agreement with Breakthrough Technologies, LLC for the

Science Assessment Platform

6. Request to Award Contract for Illinois Longitudinal Data System Data

Warehouse Maintenance and Development

7. Philip J. Rock Center and Harrisburg Project Funding

End of Consent Agenda

E. Election of Illinois Voting Delegate for NASBE Annual Conference & Business Meeting 2015

F. Recommendations for Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Authorization(s)

G. District Intervention Funding for North Chicago School District 187 and East

St. Louis School District 189

H. Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

I.  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Threshold Scores

J. Dynamic Learning Maps-AA Threshold Scores

VII. Discussion Items

A. Budget Update

B. Audit Update

C. Other Items for Discussion

VIII. Announcements & Reports

A. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

B. Chairman’s Report

C. Member Reports

IX. Information Items

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

X. Closed Session

XI. Adjourn

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