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Agenda announced for Illinois State Board of Education meeting March 15

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the following agenda for its regular business meeting in Springfield Wednesday, March 15.   

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
March 15, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Illinois State Board of Education
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.    Public Participation

III.   Resolutions and Recognition

A.   Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Winner, Lia Lauck

IV.  Presentations and Updates

A.   Student Advisory Council Final Presentation

V.    Superintendent’s Report - Consent Agenda

A.   *Approval of Minutes

1.    Plenary Minutes: February 22, 2017

B.   *Rules for Initial Review

1.       Part 401 (Special Education Facilities)

C.   *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million

1.    Statewide System of Support: IL-EMPOWER

2.    Early Childhood Block Grant: Department of Human Services Home Visiting Programs

End of Consent Agenda

D.   State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board Appointment

VI.  Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan

VII. Discussion Items

A.   Legislative Update

B.   Budget Update

C.   Other Items for Discussion

VIII.            Closed Session

IX.  Approval of Closed Session Minutes

X.    Announcements and Reports

  1. Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Member Reports

XI.  Information Items

  1. ISBE Fiscal and Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at

XII. Adjourn