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June 2009 State Board Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 18,2009

State Board Business Meeting

DMACC Boardroom

8:30 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve the Agenda
  3. Appointment of Department of Education
  4. Adjourn Business Meeting

State Board Retreat Agenda

8:45 a.m.

  1. Introductory Comments – Goals of the retreat – State Board Retreat Planning Committee – Rosie Hussey, Valorie Kruse

9:00 a.m.

  1. Review the State Board and Department of Education Strategic Plan, Education is Iowa’s Future. Provide the 2009 Update on the Strategic Plan Measures of Success, Major Initiatives, and Resources – Judy Jeffrey, Division Administrators and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Tab B: State Board Strategic Plan)
  2. Each division administrator will present highlights from his area related to implementation of the strategic plan. The CFO will provide information about the financial outlook for the state.
  3. PK-12 Education – Kevin Fangman

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

  1. Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation – Roger Utman

11:15 a.m.

  1. School Support and Information – Jim Addy

12:00 p.m.


  1. Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Steve Wooderson

1:30 p.m.

  1. Financial Resources – Jeff Berger

2:00 p.m.

  1. School District Environments – Del Hoover and Jim Addy

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

  1. National Standards – Judy Jeffrey (Tab C: National Standards)

3:30 p.m.

  1. Choice in Iowa Schools – Del Hoover (Tab D: Choice in Iowa Schools)

4:00 p.m.

  1. Creating a Sense of Urgency for Change
    • Introductory Comments, YouTube clip – Rosie Hussey
    • Review the policy development priorities identified at last year’s retreat: Innovation, Engagement, Quality, and Expectations – Judy Jeffrey(Tab E: Policy Priorities)
  2. Our education system must change in order to prepare students for the future – PANEL:
    • Core Curriculum – changing instruction and preparing students for the future – Kevin Fangman
    • Communication Plan – helping to create the urgency for change – Elaine Watkins-Miller
    • Wallace – Creating a sense of urgency in school leaders and fostering the leadership abilities to facilitate change – Valorie Kruse
  3. Group discussion. How can we create this urgency for change? Ask members of the group for additional ideas and post around the room – facilitated by Valorie Kruse and Rosie Hussey

5:15 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

5:45 p.m.

Social time and dinner – Judy’s house

Friday, June 19, 2009

DMACC Boardroom

7:45 a.m.


8:15 a.m.

  1. Wrap-up from previous discussion – what themes emerged? – Judy Jeffrey
  2. Discussion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – Stimulus incentives for education reform and the “Race to the Top” competitive grant program – Judy Jeffrey (Tab F: ARRA Discussion)

9:15 a.m.

  1. Review process for identifying State Board Policy Development Priorities and using these to establish the Master Calendar for the coming year – Gail Sullivan (Tab G: Review Process for Policy Priorities)

9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

  1. Identify State Board of Education Policy Development Priorities for 2009-2010 – facilitated by Judy Jeffrey

11:00 a.m

  1. Set State Board meeting dates for 2010 – Gail Sullivan (Tab H: Meeting Dates for 2010)

11:15 a.m.

  1. Closing remarks – Retreat Planning Committee – Rosie Hussey, Valorie Kruse

11:30 a.m.


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