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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - February 2017

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Statements from the Public*

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Recommendations for New Charter Schools (Hampden Charter School of Science West, proposed location Westfield; Map Academy Charter School, Plymouth; Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School, Sturbridge) - Discussion and Vote

  2. Proposed Amendments to Existing Charters (Alma del Mar Charter School, New Bedford; Community Charter School of Cambridge, Cambridge; Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Hadley; UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (Horace Mann), Boston) - Discussion and Vote

  3. Report on Conditions for New Heights Charter School of Brockton - Discussion and Vote

  4. TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School Renewal - Discussion and Vote

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, February 28, 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*

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the January 23, 2017 Special Meeting, January 24, 2017 Joint Meeting with Board of Higher Education, January 24, 2017 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. State Graduation and Dropout Results for 2015-16 - Discussion

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    2016 Annual Dropout and Cohort Graduation Rates

  2. Next-Generation MCAS: New Achievement Level Descriptors - Discussion and Vote

  3. Proposed Amendment to Regulations on Accountability and Assistance for Districts and Schools, 603 CMR 2.00 (Limitation of Certain Provisions for 2016-17 School Year) - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

  4. Technical Amendment to Regulations on Accountability and Assistance for Districts and Schools, 603 CMR 2.00 - Discussion and Vote

  5. Educator Licensure and License Renewal: Proposed Amendments to Regulations, 603 CMR 7.00, 13.00, and 44.00 - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

  6. Educator Evaluation: Amendments to Regulations, 603 CMR 35.00, on Student Impact Rating - Discussion and Vote

  7. Regulations on Recovery High Schools, 603 CMR 54.00 - Discussion and Vote

  8. Governor's State Education Budget Proposal for FY2018 - Discussion

  9. Update on Chapter 70 - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by Commissioner Download MS WORD Document
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    Delegated Renewals
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    Delegated Actions

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, Cambridge
  • 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: February 21, 2017
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