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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - March 2012

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Monday, March 19, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m.

Items for Discussion:

  1. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, Co-Chair of Joint Committee on Education: Presentation to Board and Discussion of Education Priorities - Discussion
  2. Adult Basic Education: Update on Programs, Priorities, and Competitive RFP Process - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public*

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the February 27, 2012 Special Meeting and February 28, 2012 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Adult Basic Education: Update on Programs, Priorities, and Competitive RFP Process - Recap of Discussion from Special Meeting
  2. Education Collaboratives: Overview of New Legislation and Next Steps - Discussion
  3. ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request Granted: Overview and Next Steps - Discussion
  4. Update on the RETELL Initiative and on Possible Expansion to Vocational-Technical Education Teachers - Discussion
  5. Report on ESE Customer Satisfaction Survey - Discussion
  6. Lowell Community Charter Public School: Report on Conditions and Request to Modify Conditions Download PDF Document  Download Word Document - Discussion
    Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
    Amendment Request Letter
  7. Update on FY2013 Education Budget - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Education-Related News Clippings
  2. Report on Grants Approved by Commissioner
  3. Directions

Board Members

Ms. Maura Banta, Chair, Melrose
Ms. Beverly Holmes, Vice Chair, Springfield
Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Milton
Ms. Harneen Chernow, Jamaica Plain
Mr. Gerald Chertavian, Cambridge
Mr. Matthew P. Gifford, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Brookline
Dr. Jeffrey Howard, Reading
Ms. Ruth Kaplan, Brookline
Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, Bridgewater
Mr. Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Worcester
Mr. David Roach, Sutton

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board



Last Updated: March 13, 2012
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