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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - December 2014

December 1, 2014 Board Retreat

Special Meeting

Joint Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Early Education and Care
Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Medford High School Auditorium, 489 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155

Building the Foundation for Early Literacy and Student Success

  1. Campaign for Grade Level Reading - Presentation by Dr. Ralph Smith, Annie E. Casey Foundation - Discussion
  2. Overview of EEC-ESE Collaboration on Early Learning and Possible Next Steps - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, December 16, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Meeting Minutes of the 12/01/2014 Special Meeting Retreat Download Word Document

Meeting Minutes of the 12/15/2014 Special Meeting and 12/16/2014 Regular Meeting Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the November 24, 2014 Special Meeting and November 25, 2014 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Building the Foundation for Early Literacy and Student Success - Continuing Discussion
  2. Amendments to Regulations on Restraint and Seclusion, 603 CMR 18 and 603 CMR 46 - Discussion and Final Vote
  3. Progress Report on Educator Diversity Initiative and Commissioner's Action Plan - Discussion
  4. Presentation by Commission on LGBTQ Youth - Discussion
  5. Update on Level 5 Schools - Discussion
  6. Update on PARCC - Discussion
  7. Report on Conditions: Seven Hills Charter Public School and Hampden Charter School of Science - Discussion and Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. State Education Budget Transmittal Letter from Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
  2. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner


Last Updated: December 8, 2014
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