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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - October 2010

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Friday, October 1, 2010, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Item for Discussion: Gloucester Community Arts Charter School - Discussion and Vote

  1. Chair's welcome and introductions
  2. Commissioner's recommendation

    Correspondence from the Commissioner to GCACS

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    Commissioner's September 17, 2010 letter to GCACS
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    Commissioner's September 22, 2010 letter to GCACS
  3. Presentation by Gloucester Community Arts Charter School officials
  4. Board discussion
  5. Vote on the Commissioner's recommendation
  6. Adjournment

Individuals wishing to submit public comments are welcome to do so in writing by sending an email to boe@doe.mass.edu by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1. Due to Friday's tight timeframe, there will be no public comment period at the special meeting.


October 18, 2010 Special Meeting Agenda

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Monday, October 18, 2010, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Item for Discussion:

  1. Charter Schools: Policy Issues under 2010 Amendments to Charter School Statute - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Urban Science Academy
West Roxbury Education Complex
1205 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Briefing

Meeting Minutes of the 10/01/2010 Special Meeting Download Word Document

Meeting Minutes of the 10/18/2010 Special Meeting and 10/19/2010 Regular Meeting 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 September 20, 2010 Special Meeting, the September 21, 2010 Regular Meeting, and the October 1, 2010 Special Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Common Core Plus": Proposed Massachusetts Additions to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics - Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  2. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY12 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee - Initial Discussion
  3. Update on Educator Evaluation Task Force - Discussion
  4. Appointments and Reappointments to Advisory Councils to the Board - 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. Directions