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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Advisory Councils

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Advisory Councils were established by the Education Reform Act of 1993* to advise the Commissioner and the Board on matters relevant to their areas of focus in the development of education reform in Massachusetts. Each council meets 3–4 times per year at dates and locations determined by its members. Through diverse membership on each advisory council, the Commissioner and Board are able to draw on the perspectives and experience of a wide variety of constituents in order to strengthen public education. ( * With the exception of the Digital Learning Advisory Council that was mandated by the 2013 Act Establishing Commonwealth Virtual Schools.)

All advisory council meetings are open to the public. Contact the council staff liaison to confirm dates, times, locations, and to request disability related accommodations, if necessary.

List of Councils

Adult Basic Education
Arts Education
Community Service Learning
Braille Literacy Advisory Council
Digital Learning Advisory Council
Educational Personnel
English Language Learners/Bilingual Education
Gifted and Talented Education
Global Education
Interdisciplinary Health Education and Human Services
Life Management Skills and Home Economics
Parent and Community Education and Involvement
Racial Imbalance
School and District Accountability and Assistance
Science, Technology/Engineering and Mathematics
Special Education
Student Advisory Council
Vocational Technical Education

Archived Councils

Resources

Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

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2013-2014 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Guidance for Advisory Council Members

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Memorandum: Communication with the Legislature (revised October 25, 2011)
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Guidelines for Advisory Councils (October 25, 2011)
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Applicable General Laws of Massachusetts
Chapter 15: Section 1G Advisory councils to board; membership; duties.



Last Updated: March 1, 2016
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