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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - April 2015

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Holyoke War Memorial Building
310 Appleton Street, Holyoke
Monday, April 27, 2015, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  1. Holyoke Public Schools - Statements from School District and Municipal Officials and Other Community Representatives, per 603 CMR 2.06(1)(f)

Joint Meeting of the Massachusetts

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and
Board of Higher Education
Fitchburg State University, Hammond Hall, Main Lounge
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cross-Sector Collaboration between K-12 and Higher Education

  1. Overview and Discussion of Cross-Sector Initiatives
  2. PARCC: Overview and Discussion

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Fitchburg State University, Hammond Hall, Main Lounge
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:15 a.m. - 2 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 March 23, 2015 Special Meeting and March 24, 2015 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Commissioner's Recommendation on Level 5 Status for Holyoke Public Schools - Continuing Discussion and Possible Vote
  2. Proposed Regulations on Autism Endorsement for Educator Licensure, 603 CMR 7.00 - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  3. Update on Level 5 Schools - Discussion
  4. FY2016 Education Budget Proposal from House Ways & Means Committee - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner
  2. Directions

* Please note that the Board is devoting three hours at its special meeting on Monday, April 27, to hear public comments concerning the Holyoke Public Schools and the Commissioner's recommendation on Level 5 status. Persons wishing to address the Board on this matter should sign up to speak at the April 27 special meeting or submit written comments. At the Board's regular meeting on Tuesday, April 28, public comments will be limited to matters on the agenda other than item 1.



Last Updated: April 21, 2015
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