The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - May 2018

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

School and District Accountability and Assistance System OverviewDiscussion

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Marblehead High School Auditorium, 2 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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


Meeting Minutes of the Special Meeting May 14, 2018 Download Word Document

Meeting Minutes of the Regular Meeting May 22, 2018 Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the April 24, 2018 Regular Meeting.

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome from Marblehead High School

  2. New Mission High School, Boston (Title I Distinguished School)Presentation

  3. Level 5 Schools: Update from Dever School, Boston, by Superintendent Tommy ChangDiscussion

  4. Draft Revised History and Social Science Curriculum FrameworkDiscussion

  5. Preliminary Information on Automated Test ScoringDiscussion

  6. State Student Advisory Council End-of-Year Report for 2017-2018 — Discussion

  7. Update on FY 2019 State Education BudgetDiscussion

  8. Proposed Schedule for Regular Board Meetings through June 2019Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner Download Word Document

Board Members

Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

* The Board 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 on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. 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: