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Board Documents — December 2019 — Cancelled due to inclement weather

Joint Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Higher Education and Regular Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Mount Wachusett Community College
Main Building, First Floor, South Cafe
444 Green St., Gardner, MA 01440
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  1. Joint Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Higher Education (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

    1. Update on Early College Programs Download Word DocumentDiscussion

    2. Update on Teacher Diversity Download Word DocumentDiscussion

    3. Evidence Based Policy Making Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote

  2. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Regular Meeting (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


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

Briefing Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the November 19, 2019 Regular Meeting Download Word Document and the November 21, 2019 Board Retreat Download Word Document

Agenda Items:

  1. Competency Determination Download Word Document
    1. Brown University Study — Discussion
    2. Competency Determination Regulations (Extend Interim Passing Standard for Class of 2023) — Discussion and Vote
    Attachment: Redlined version of proposed amendments to 603 CMR 30.00 Download Word Document

  2. Proposed Amendment to Educator Licensure Regulations (Pilot Alternative Assessment for Licensure) Download Word DocumentInitial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

  3. Student Opportunity Act: Update and Next Steps Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  4. Charter Schools Download Word Document
    1. Surrender of Charter for City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford — Discussion and Vote
    2. Update on City on a Hill Charter Public Schools: Dudley Square and Circuit Street — Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. State Education Budget Transmittal Letter from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Download Word Document

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

  3. Chronically Underperforming Schools Quarter 2 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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