Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — October 2019

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Briefing

Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Regular Meeting Download Word Document

Agenda Items:

  1. Strengthening Instructional Materials: Report on Two Department of Elementary and Secondary Education InitiativesDiscussion
    1. Curriculum Ratings by Teachers (CURATE)
    2. Middle School Science Curriculum Development (Open Sci Ed)

  2. Competency Determination Standard for High School Graduation: Planning for Class of 2024 and BeyondDiscussion

  3. Students with Dyslexia — Update on Department Activities to Assist School Districts Discussion

  4. Update on School Finance Bill — Discussion

  5. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY2021 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee — Initial Discussion

Other Items for Information:

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

  2. Scheduling of Comprehensive Audits and Reviews

  3. Charter Authorizing Overview and Anticipated Schedule for 2019-2020

  4. Chronically Underperforming Schools Quarter 1 Reports Download Word Document

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members

  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Chair, Brookline
  • Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
  • Dr. Edward Doherty, Hyde Park
  • Ms. Amanda Fern├índez, Belmont
  • Mr. Matt Hills, Newton
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
  • Mr. Paymon Rouhanifard, Brookline
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
  • Mr. Matthew Tibbitts, Student Advisory Council, Ludlow
  • Dr. Martin West, Newton

Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

* The Board welcomes public comment on matters within its purview. Accordingly, the Board makes available a maximum 30-minute period at its regular meetings for persons in the audience to address the Board for no longer than 3 minutes. Written material of any length may be submitted. Preference will be given to persons who seek to address the Board on specific agenda items for the upcoming Board meeting. Agendas for upcoming Board meetings are generally posted 5 days prior to the meeting on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. Persons wishing to speak are strongly encouraged to submit their request before the day of the meeting; contact information is provided below. Preference will be given to those who submit requests by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the regular Tuesday meeting. If time permits, the chairman will allow members of the public who have not contacted the Department in advance to speak in the public comment period; those individuals must sign in prior to the start of the meeting. The chairman may limit the number of speakers due to time constraints and may increase or reduce the time allocated per speaker. While there is no requirement to submit written testimony, a speaker who elects to do so should submit 15 copies of the testimony prior to or at the meeting for distribution to Board members. Requests to address the Board, written testimony, and other inquiries may be transmitted by mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone to: Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, Phone: 781-338-3112, Fax: 781-338-3770, E-mail: boe@doe.mass.edu.

 
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