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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Whenever possible, Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Exceptions for 2015-2016 include October, November, and December. All meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, located at 75 Pleasant Street in Malden, unless otherwise noted. The Board also frequently holds a special meeting the Monday evening before each regular meeting. We will post information on special meetings (including date, time, and location) in advance of each meeting.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
781-338-3111

Board Meetings

2015-2016

  • Monday, September 21, 2015, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, October 19, 2015, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, November 16, 2015, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Regular Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, January 25, 2016, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Joint Meeting with the Board of Higher Education
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, February 22, 2016, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Regular Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, April 25, 2016, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, May 23, 2016, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, June 27, 2016, Special Meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA (Meeting notice posted: 06/20/2016 11:40 a.m. )
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Regular Meeting, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA (Meeting notice posted: 06/20/2016 11:40 a.m. )

Committee Meetings

  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Wednesday August 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Monday, July 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden
  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Meeting, Monday, June 6, 2016
  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Meeting, Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Monday, May 23, 2016
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Monday, April 25, 2016
  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Meeting, April 5, 2016
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Cancelled
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Charter School Committee Meeting, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Assessment Committee Meeting, Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Budget Committee Meeting, November 9, 2015
  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Meeting, October 19, 2015
  • Charter School Committee Meeting, October 19, 2015
  • Budget Committee Meeting, October 8, 2015

Public Hearings/Public Forums

No Public Hearings are scheduled

Public Forums on PARCC Assessment

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Fitchburg State University
  • Monday, May 18, 2015, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bridgewater State University
  • Monday, June 22, 2015, North Shore Community College - Lynn Campus
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Springfield Technical Community College
  • Monday, November 16, 2015, Malden High School

* The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education 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 at Board Documents webpage. 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: 781-338-3107, Fax: 781-338-3770, E-mail: boe@doe.mass.edu.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding the Department's compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Human Resources Director, 75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148, phone: 781-338-6105.

Notification in accordance with Chapter 30A of the General Laws.

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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016
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