The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - December 15, 2009

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tuesday, December 15, 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 November 17, 2009 Regular Meeting and November 16, 2009 Special Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Partnership with WGBH - Discussion
  2. Race to the Top - Continuing Discussion
  3. School and District Accountability and Assistance System Redesign: Update on Proposed Amendments to Regulations (603 CMR 2.00), Pending State Legislation, Advisory Council Report, and Other Developments - Discussion
  4. Proposed Graduation Rate Standard for 2010 AYP Determinations and Graduation Rate Goal and Annual Targets - Discussion and Vote
Charter Schools:
  1. Amendments to Charter School Regulations, 603 CMR 1.00 - Discussion and Vote
  2. Charter Renewals
    1. Boston Renaissance Charter Public School - Discussion and Possible Vote
    2. Lowell Community Charter Public School - Initial Discussion
  3. Report on Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter Public School - Initial Discussion
  4. Charter Amendment for KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School - Discussion and Vote
  5. Report on Conditions Met by Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and Vote to Remove from Probation - Discussion and Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. Education-Related News Clippings
  2. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner
  3. Report on Conditions Met by Salem Academy Charter School
  4. FY 2011 Budget Update: Board's Budget Submission to Secretary of Education
  5. Board/Department Annual Report for FY 2009
  6. Directions to the Meeting