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April 2011 Chicago Board of Education Meeting

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The Chicago Board of Education agenda for the Wednesday, April 27, 2011, meeting is available here. The complete public agenda, including the board reports, is available here. (Note:13.7MB, PDF)

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April 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

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April LSCAB Meeting

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The Local School Council Advisory Board (“LSCAB”) is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Parent Center, 521 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616.  The LSCAB meeting agenda (available here) includes a review of additions and/or amendments to the following Chicago Board of Education Rules:

Chapter IV- Personnel
Adds a new rule 4-17, and amends 4-4. Employment Requirements

Chapter VI School Rules
Amendments to 6-28. LSC Member Eligibility
6-29. Loss of Local School Council Eligibility Due to Ethics Violations
6-30. Removal of Local School Council Members for Certain Criminal Convictions or Failure to Disclose Criminal Convictions

Chapter VII Procurement and Contract Rules
Amendment to 7-15.Delegation of Authority to Act

The CPS has not yet provided the contents of the proposed rule changes.

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April 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Title I, Part A, Parent Involvement Advisory Board

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The Chicago Board of Education/Chicago Public Schools Citywide NCLB Title 1 Parent Involvement Advisory Board (“PIAB”) generally holds meetings at least four times a year. Under the Illinois FOIA, a request was submitted to the Chicago Board of Education for copies of the most recent PIAB meeting minutes. On February 15, 2011, the Chicago Board of Education FOIA officer wrote:

“Please note, on June 30, 2009, the Board of Education approved two PIAB meetings held December 9, 2008, and March 10, 2009. Since that time there has not been a quorum of the PIAB present at any meetings.”

Absent a quorum, the PIAB has been unable to take action on any items, including the approval of minutes, for more than 20 months. The most recent PIAB meeting was held on March 8, 2011. The next regular meeting is scheduled for May 10, 2011.

You can find the Chicago Public Schools NCLB Title I Parent Involvement Policy here.

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April 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

More Local School Council Advisory Board Meeting Records

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More meeting minutes of the Chicago Board of Education Local School Council Advisory Board (“LSCAB”) obtained under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act:

June 2009 – The Chicago Board of Education (“CBOE”) did not provide the minutes for this meeting.

September 2009

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010 – The CBOE did not provide the minutes for this meeting.

March 2010 – The CBOE did not provide the minutes for this meeting.

April 2010

May 2010 – The CBOE did not provide the minutes for this meeting.

More recent meeting minutes and information about the LSCAB are available here.

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April 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm