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Agenda announced for Illinois State Board of Education video-conference meeting Feb. 22

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following schedule for its regular business meeting via video-conference in Chicago and Springfield Wednesday, Feb. 22.   

All State Board of Education meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Superintendent’s 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 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 Meeting
Feb. 22, 2017
9 a.m.

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

This meeting will be audio cast on the internet at


I.      Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance

A.   Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

II.    Swearing-In of Board Members

III.   Public Participation

IV.  Election of Board Officers

V.    Superintendent’s Report - Consent Agenda

A.   *Approval of Minutes

1.    Plenary Minutes: January 24, 2017

B.   *Rules for Initial Review

1.    Part 25

C.   *Rules for Adoption

1.    Part 1

D.   *Contracts & Grants Over $1 Million


2.    KIDStech University of California-Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center (BEAR Center)

E.   *2016 Spring Waiver Report

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

G.   * Settlement Agreement in the Matter of the Chicago Urban League, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Education

End of Consent Agenda

VI.  Discussion Items

A.   District Oversight Update

B.   Legislative Update

C.   Budget Update

D.   Every Student Succeeds Act Update

E.   Other Items for Discussion

VII. Announcements & Reports

  1. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements
  2. Chairman’s Report
    1. Appoint Chair for Finance and Audit Committee
    2. Appoint Chair for Education Policy Planning Committee
  3. Member Reports

VIII.            Information Items

  1. Fiscal & Administrative Reports (available online at

IX.  Closed Session (as needed)

X.    Adjourn