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Board Documents - June 2017

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 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 Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the May 23, 2017 Regular Meeting and the May 22, 2017 Special Meeting

Agenda Items:

  1. Early College Initiative: Report and Recommendation from Early College Joint Committee on Designation Process - Discussion and Vote

  2. Report from Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students - Discussion

  3. Educator Licensure and License Renewal: Proposed Amendments to Regulations, 603 CMR 7.00, 13.00, and 44.00 - Discussion and Vote

  4. Level 5 Schools: End-of-Year FY2017 Reports - Discussion

  5. Update on FY2018 State Education Budget - Discussion

  6. Annual Performance Evaluation of the Commissioner: Report from Committee on Commissioner's Performance Evaluation - Discussion and Vote

  7. Regulatory Waiver of Enrollment Lottery Date for Three Charter Schools - Discussion and Vote

  8. Delegation of Authority to Commissioner to take Necessary Action between Board Meetings - Discussion and Vote

  9. Schedule for Regular Board Meetings through June 2018 - Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. Update on History/Social Science Curriculum Framework Revision Process

  2. State Student Advisory Council End-of-Year Report for 2016-2017

  3. Report on VISTA Statewide Survey of Superintendents and Principals

  4. Annual Report on Non-Operating School Districts Approved by the Commissioner

  5. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner Download Word Document

Executive Session:

  1. Executive Session to Discuss Litigation Strategy

Board Members

  • Mr. Paul Sagan, Chair, Cambridge
  • Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Brookline
  • Dr. Edward Doherty, Hyde Park
  • Ms. Margaret McKenna, Boston
  • Mr. Nathan Moore, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Scituate
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Dr. Pendred Noyce, Boston
  • Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

Last Updated: June 19, 2017
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