The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - January 2010

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Monday, January 25, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Items for Discussion:

  1. Mid-year Review of Board Priorities and Progress and Update on Educator Effectiveness Initiatives - Discussion

  2. Race to the Top: Report on Grant Application and Anticipated Next Steps - Discussion

  3. Progress Report on the Common Core State Standards Initiative - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Malden Senior Center
7 Washington Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tuesday, January 26, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - l:00 p.m.


Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

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

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the December 15, 2009 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Review of New State Education Reform Legislation - Discussion

  2. School and District Accountability and Assistance: Proposed Regulations to Identify Level 4 Schools (603 CMR 2.00) - Discussion & Vote to Solicit Comment

Charter Schools:
  1. Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter School: Proposed Revocation of Charter - Discussion and Vote on Intent to Revoke Charter

  2. Lowell Community Charter Public School: Proposed Non-Renewal of Charter - Discussion

  3. Charter Renewals for City on a Hill Charter School and Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School Download Word Document - Discussion and Vote

  4. Follow-up on Inspector General's Report - Discussion
    • Inspector General's Letter to Governor Patrick (January 2, 2010) Download PDF Document
    • Inspector General's Report to Senator Tarr and Representative Ferrante (January 5, 2010) Download PDF Document
    • Commissioner Chester's Response to the Inspector General's Report (January 6, 2010)
    • General Counsel Rhoda Schneider's Letter to Secretary Galvin (January 8, 2010)
    • Chair Banta's Email to the Board on Gloucester (January 8, 2010)
  5. Information on New Charter Applicants - Initial Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Education-Related News Clippings

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

  3. School District Consolidation in Massachusetts: Opportunities and Obstacles Download Word Document

  4. Quality Counts (Education Week) Summary on Massachusetts

  5. Directions to the Meetings