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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will convene for a regular business meeting on March 16 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 one day prior to the meeting. Contact the Superintendent’s office at the State Board of Education by phone at (217) 782-2221, TTY/TDD at (217) 782-1900, or fax at (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

March 16, 2016

10:30 a.m.

 

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

 

This meeting will also be audio cast 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.   Resolutions & Recognition

  A. Teacher of the Year, Kim Thomas

  B. Illinois Arts Poster Winner, Julia Zhang

IV.  Presentations & Updates

  A. Student Advisory Council Final Presentation

  B. Student Advisory Council Role Adjustment

V.    Lunch & Closed Session

VI.  Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda

A. *Approval of Minutes

         1. Plenary Minutes: February 10, 2016

B. *Rules for Initial Review

     1. Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) Proposes clarifications as to who may be assigned to the middle grades and defines the “middle grades” as grades 6 through 8.

     2. Part 20 (Standards for Endorsements in Elementary Education) Proposes a change in the effective date for full implementation of elementary education endorsement programs be modified to February 1, 2018 (currently, 2017). Additionally, candidates in existing programs established under Part 26 will have until September 1, 2018, to complete those programs in order to obtain an endorsement by September 1, 2019.

     3. Part 26 (Standards for Endorsements in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education) Proposes a change in the effective date for full implementation of elementary education endorsement programs be modified to February 1, 2018 (currently, 2017). Additionally, candidates in existing programs established under Part 26 will have until September 1, 2018, to complete those programs in order to obtain an endorsement by September 1, 2019.

     4. Part 25 (Educator Licensure) Proposes allowing educator preparation programs to seek national accreditation in addition to being recognized by the State Board, continues to provide institutions the option to only obtain state approval without gaining national accreditation. Other proposals in this rule address requirements for licensure of administrative and supervisory staff in order to alleviate shortages and applicability of testing requirements.

C. *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million

     1. Breakthrough Technologies Sole Source Contract

     2. Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) for WIDA Consortium for the ACCESS 2.0 and Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners

     3. Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement with Illinois State University to Administer the Illinois National Board Professional Preparation and Support System

     4. USDA Foods Warehousing and Distribution Sole Source Contract with Lanter Distributing, LLC

     5. Intergovernmental Agreement with Peoria County ROE #48 for the Illinois Virtual School

D. *Renewal of Lease Agreement for Alzina Building

End of Consent Agenda

E. Recommendation to Remove Cahokia Community Unit School District 187 from 1A-8 Financial Difficulty Certification

F. Review of Annual Financial Profile

G. Consideration of Approval of Learning Behavioral Specialist 1 Endorsement Program at Relay Graduate School of Education

H. Consideration of Approval of Elementary Education Program at Relay Graduate School

VII. Discussion Items

         A. District Oversight Update

         B. Legislative Update

         C. Budget Update

         D. Other Items for Discussion

VIII. Announcements & Reports

A. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

B. Chairman’s Report

C. Member Reports

IX.   Information Items

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

X.    Approval of Closed Session Minutes

XI.   Adjourn

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