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UTICA – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following schedule for its annual strategic planning session on Sept. 16-17 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 Annual Strategic Planning Meeting

Sept. 16-17, 2015

Location:  ISBE 100 North First Street Springfield, IL

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


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015


10:30 a.m.



I.        Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

II.      PARCC and DLM-AA Cut-Scores

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

IV.    Lunch

V.      Roles, Responsibilities and Goals of the Board (Jeremy Anderson-ECS)

VI.    Legislative Agenda for 2015 Veto Session & 2016 Session

VII.   Education Funding Discussion

Recess Meeting


Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

8:30 a.m.

VIII.  Reconvene/Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

IX.    Public Participation

X.      Resolutions & Recognition

A. Susie Morrison Resolution

XI.    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: August 19, 2015

B. *Rules for Initial Review

1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) Proposes revisions to the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science; identifies the assessment to be used for physical fitness, per P.A. 98-859, effective August 4, 2014; and addresses changes in requirements for the chief school business official endorsement and concussion policies (P.A. 99-58, effective July 16, 2015, and P.A. 99-245, effective August 3, 2015, respectively).

2. Part 25 (Educator Licensure) Makes numerous updates in response to recently enacted legislation that address requirements for certain educator licenses, alternative educator programs, and renewal, as well as proposes other updates and clarifications.

3. Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois) In response to P.A. 99-58, eliminates a requirement for a principal preparation program offered by a not-for-profit entity receive approval of its program from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, as well as the State Board of Education.

4. Part 180 (Health/Life Safety for Public Schools) Makes numerous changes to Part 180, the most significant of which is to incorporate the 2015 International Building Code as the standards applicable to public schools, including charter schools, located outside of the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago.

5. Part 260 (Reading Improvement Program) Proposes two technical changes to update references to the State assessment system, per P.A. 98-972, effective August 15, 2015, and incorporate into the rules the most recent version of the American Educational Research Association’s standards for educational and psychological testing.

6. Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services) Proposes two technical changes to update references to the State assessment system, per P.A. 98-972, effective August 15, 2015, and incorporate into the rules the most recent version of the American Educational Research Association’s standards for educational and psychological testing.

C. *Rules for Adoption

1. Part 401 (Special Education Facilities under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code) Responds to recently enacted legislation (P.A. 98-972 (State assessment) and P.A. 97- 607 (licensure)), and adjusts the type of and timeframe for fire inspection reports in response to staff shortages at the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  No public comment was submitted.

D. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

    1. Grant with Illinois State University for the National Board Certification Initiative

    2. New Intergovernmental Agreement with University of Illinois Cooperative Extension/Child

    Nutrition Programs Partnership

    3. 1003(G) School Improvement Grants

E. *Fall 2015 Waiver Report

End of Consent Agenda

F. Year of the Volunteer Recognition

XIII. Discussion Items

A. District Oversight – Monthly Update

B. Budget Update

C. Other Items for Discussion

XIV. Announcements & Reports                                     

A. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

B. Chairman’s Report

C. Member Reports

XV. Information Items

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

XVI. Closed Session

XVII. Approval of Closed Session Minutes

XVIII. Adjourn

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