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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - February 2016

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

  1. Update on Southbridge Public Schools - Discussion
  2. Update on Holyoke Public Schools - Discussion
  3. Executive Session to Discuss Litigation Strategy

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Briefing

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

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the January 25, 2016 Special Meeting, January 26, 2016 Joint Meeting with the Board of Higher Education, and January 26, 2016 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

Charter School Items:
  1. Report to the Legislature on Charter Schools - Discussion
  2. Recommendations for New Charter Schools (Libertas Academy Charter School, Springfield; New Heights Charter School, Brockton) - Discussion and Vote
  3. Proposed Amendments to Existing Charters (Brooke Charter Schools and Neighborhood House Charter School, Boston; Pioneer Charter School of Science, Everett) - Discussion and Vote
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence: Report on Probation and Commissioner's Recommendation on Renewal Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document - Discussion and Vote
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    Attachment: MLK Summary of Review with the school's response
  5. Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School: Report on Probation and Commissioner's Recommendation on Renewal Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document - Discussion and Vote
    Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Attachment: BGA's Summary of Review with the school's response
Other Business Items:

Other Items for Information:

  1. Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School: Report on Probation and Commissioner's Recommendation on Renewal Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document - Discussion and Vote
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    Attachment B: June 18, 2013 Memorandum to the Board
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    Attachment D: Terms of Certificate
  2. Revised Definition of College and Career Readiness, Incorporating Civic Learning - Discussion and Vote
  3. Governor's State Education Budget Proposal for FY2017 - Discussion
  4. Update on Student Assessment - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by Commissioner

Board Members

Mr. Paul Sagan, Chair, Cambridge
Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
Ms. Katherine Craven, Brookline
Dr. Edward Doherty, Hyde Park
Dr. Roland Fryer, Concord
Ms. Margaret McKenna, Boston
Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
Dr. Pendred Noyce, Boston
Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
Mr. Donald Willyard, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Revere

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board



Last Updated: February 16, 2016
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