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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Whenever possible, Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings will begin at 9:00 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
781-338-3112

Board Meetings

2020-2021

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020*, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, October 19, 2020, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, November 16, 2020, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, December 14, 2020, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, January 25, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, February 22, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, March 22, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, April 26, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, May 24, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • Monday, June 21, 2021, Special Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Regular Meeting

*Due the Yom Kippur holiday on Monday, September 28, 2020, we are asking you reserve Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a potential September special meeting.

2019-2020

Previous Board Meetings


Committee Meetings

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Monday, June 15, 2020

  • Early College Joint Committee, Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Early College Joint Committee, Thursday, May 28, 2020 — Cancelled

  • BESE Educator Diversification Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Monday, May 4, 2020

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Early College Joint Committee, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — Cancelled

  • BESE Educator Diversification Committee, Friday, January 31, 2020

  • BESE Educator Diversification Committee, Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • BESE Budget Committee Meeting, Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Early College Joint Committee, Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • BESE Budget Committee Meeting, Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Early College Joint Committee, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • School Interpreters Task Force, Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Early College Joint Committee, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting,Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Early College Joint Committee, Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • The Early College Joint Committee (ECJC), Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  • Budget Committee Meeting, Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Budget Committee Meeting, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Early College Joint Committee Meeting, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

  • Budget Committee Meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — Cancelled


Task Force Meetings

  • School Interpreters Task Force, April 26, 2019
  • School Interpreters Task Force, January 31, 2019
  • School Interpreters Task Force, January 22, 2019
  • School Interpreters Task Force, December 18, 2018
  • School Interpreters Task Force, November 30, 2018


* 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: 781-338-3112, 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.

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

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