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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, Feb. 10.   

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 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. 10, 2016


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:                HFS Video Conference Room,
3419 Professional Park Drive, Marion


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


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.   Presentations & Updates

A. Illinois Arts Learning Standards Initiative             

IV.  Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda

A. *Approval of Minutes

       1. Plenary Minutes: January 6, 2016

B. *Rules for Initial Review

       1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) Proposes two new Sections regarding the Illinois School Report Card and licensure for providers of professional development for educator licensed employees, and updates the Illinois Learning Standards for the Fine Arts.

       2. Part 27 (Standards for Endorsements in Specific Teacher Fields) Proposes new standards to which preparation programs offering, and candidates receiving, endorsements in English as a second language and bilingual education must align.

       3. Part 475 (Contested Cases and other Formal Hearings). Updates a reference to the license renewal system and adds provisions authorizing the State Superintendent to withdraw a case under certain circumstances.

C. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

       1. Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Grant

       2. Early Childhood Block Grant Prevention Initiative–Training and Technical Assistance: Birth to Three Years Grant

       3. Early Childhood Discretionary Grant

       4. Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services–Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program

       5. I-Star (IEP-Special Education Tracking and Reporting) Contract

       6. Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with ROE #9 for Resource Development in Support of the new Illinois Learning Standards for Math, Science, and Social Studies

       7. Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with Illinois State University for Statewide Implementation of the New Illinois Learning Standards for English, Language Arts, Math Science, and Social Studies

       8. Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with ROE #9 for Professional Development in Support of the New Illinois Learning Standards for Math and Science

       9. Special Education Information Technology Support

       10. Grant Agreement for Phillip J. Rock Center

       11. Illinois Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Network – Part D – State Personnel Development Grant

D. *Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation Transfer from Special Education Personnel to Special Education Transportation

E. *Qualified School Construction Bond(s)

F. *Financial Audit Report

End of Consent Agenda

V. Sunset Ridge District 29 Waiver of 23 Ill. Admin. Code 1.420(h)(3)

VI. 2016 Spring Waiver Report

VII. Discussion Items

      A. District Oversight Update

      B. Legislative 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.   Fiscal & Administrative Reports (available online at http://isbe.net/board/fiscal_admin_rep.htm

X.  Closed Session (as needed)

XI.   Adjourn

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