Next Week's ISBE Meetings -- Hang In There, Becky McCabe

You can check out the schedule and agenda for ISBE's meeting next week below -- some of it's open to the public, it seems. 

They're obviously going to talk about the Harcourt ISAT debacle -- and if we're lucky there'll be some angry resignations and they'll break out into some heated debate about race and culture. 

 

Illinois State Board of Education announces meetings

for March 15-16

 

Springfield, Ill. The Illinois State
Board of Education has announced the following upcoming meetings for March 15
and 16, 2006 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.

 

Please note that staff presentations and
detailed Board discussion will take place in the Committee meetings prior to
the State Board taking action on the items in the Plenary Session on March 16.
Each committee meeting following the Governmental Relations Committee meeting
on March 15 will begin at the conclusion of the meeting that precedes it. Times
listed below are approximate.

 

WHO:       
Illinois
State Board of Education

WHAT:      
Committee Meetings and Plenary Session

WHEN:      
March 15 and 16, 2006 (detailed schedule below)

WHERE:
   100 North First
  Street, Springfield, IL

 

___________________________

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2006

10:00
a.m.     Ad Hoc Rules Committee of the Whole

Board Room, 4th
Floor

Public Conference Call Access Number:  1-866-297-6391 (listen
only), Confirmation #
 1
4 0 7 8 7 8 0

AGENDA 

1.  Public Participation

2.  Minutes of the February Ad Hoc Rules Committee Meeting

*3   Rules for Adoption

a.  Part 305 (School Food Service) (Chris
Schmitt, Jon Furr)

b.  Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision) (Becky Phillips, Dana Kinley)

c.  Part 25 (Certification) (Marti
Woelfle, Dennis Williams)

*4   Rules for Initial Review

a.  New Part 227 (Gifted Education)
(Carol McCue, Myron Mason)

b.  Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services) (Gary Greene, Robert Wolfe, Jon Furr)

c.  New Part 1500 (School Emergency and Crisis Response Plans) (Susan Weitekamp, Debbie Vespa)

5.  Rules for Preliminary Discussion

a.   Part
254 (Vocational Education) (M. Williams,
Vogl))

6.  Informational Update:  Less Red Tape
(Shelley Helton)

7.  Additional Items

8.  Adjourn

* Items listed with an
asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the
plenary session.

 

1:00
p.m.       Education Policy Planning Committee

Board Room, 4th Floor,

Public
Conference Call Access Number
:
1-866-297-6391 (listen only), Confirmation #
 1 4 0 7 8 7 8 0

  AGENDA 

1.  Public Participation

2.  Minutes of the February Education Policy Planning Committee
Meeting

3.  Petition from District 211 re: seniors that failed PSAE (Township HSD 211 Superintendent Roger Thornton)

4.  Development Grant and Response to Intervention (RTI) (Chris Koch)

5.  Informational Item: Educator Supply and Demand Report (Connie Wise)

6.  Informational Item: Student Information System (Connie Wise)

    
7.    Additional Items

* Items listed with an
asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the
plenary session.

 

1:00
p.m.       Governmental Relations Committee

 

Board Conference Room, 4th
Floor

Public Conference Call Access Number: 1-866-297-6315 (listen only);  Confirmation
# 1 4 0 7 8 7 8 2

  AGENDA 

1.  Public Participation

2.  Minutes of the February Governmental Relations Committee
Meeting

3.  ISBE Legislation (Nicole
Wills/Josh Jacobs)

4.  General Assembly Legislation  (Nicole Wills/Josh Jacobs)

5.  Legislative Breakfast Debriefing  (Board Members)

6.  Additional Items

* Items listed with an
asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the
plenary session.

 

2:30
p.m.       Finance & Audit Committee of the Whole

(This meeting will begin at the conclusion
of the previous session.)

Board Room, 4th Floor

Public
Conference Call Access Number:  1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #
1 4 0 7 8 7 8 0

  AGENDA 

1.  Public Participation

2.  Minutes of February Finance & Audit Committee Meeting

3.  FY 2007 Budget Update (Linda
Mitchell, Ronny Wickenhauser)

*4.  Acceptance of Report on Financial Condition of School Districts (Debbie
Vespa)

5. School
Restructuring, District Corrective Action, and Chronically Dysfunctional
Districts (Jon Furr, Ginger Reynolds)

6.  Additional Items

7.  Adjourn

* Items listed with an
asterisk (*) will be discussed in committee and action may be taken in the
plenary session.

 

4:00
p.m.       Board Operations Committee

(This meeting will begin at the conclusion
of the previous session.)

Board Room, 4th Floor

Public
Conference Call Access Number: 
1-866-297-6391 (listen only), Confirmation # 1 4 0 7 8 7
8 0

  AGENDA 

1   Public
Participation

*2.  Discussion
Items

a.   Minutes of the February Board Operations Committee Meeting

b.   Review New Nominations for Resolutions of Recognition (Chris Ward) 

 1)      Art Education Resolution

c.   Board Retreat Planning (Joyce
Karon)

3.  Decision
Items

4.  Additional
Items

5.  Adjourn

* At the
conclusion of any discussion item in which the committee is ready to make a
decision, a discussion item may be immediately moved for a decision.

 

** Items listed with a double asterisk (**) will be discussed in
committee and Board action may be taken in the plenary session.

 

___________________________

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006

 

9:00 a.m.       Plenary Agenda

Board Room, 4th Floor

Public
Conference Call Number: 
1-866-297-6391 (listen only); Confirmation #:  1 4 0
7 8 7 8 1

The Plenary Session will also be audio broadcast via the Internet.

A.  Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

B.  Resolutions & Recognition

1.  Art Education Resolution

C.  Public Participation

D.  Approval of Minutes

1.   February
23, 2006

2.   February
24, 2006

E.  Announcements and Reports

1.  Superintendents Announcements

    Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

2.  Chairmans Report

3.  Committee Reports

4.  Members Reports

F.  Superintendents 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. 

 

Action Considerations

*1.  Rules for Initial Review

a.   New Part 227 (Gifted Education)

b.   Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services)

c.   New Part 1500 (School Emergency and Crisis Response Plans)

*2.  Rules
for Adoption

a.   Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and
Supervision)

b.   Part
25 (Certification)

3.  Rules for Adoption

a.     Part 305 (School Food
Service)

 

4.  Acceptance of Report on Financial Condition of School Districts

 

5.  Information on Harcourt Performance and ISAT Administration

 

Information Items

1.  Monthly Informational Reports

a.  Monthly Status Report on Rulemaking

b.  SBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports

G.  Adjourn

NOTE: Chairman Ruiz will call
for a break in the Board Plenary Session at which time the Board will go into
closed session over lunch.

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