The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - May 2011

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Monday, May 23, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.

Item for Discussion:

  1. Special Education Policy Issues - Presentations and Discussion
    1. Background Information and Data - Presentation by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    2. Ongoing Research on Identification, Placement, and Performance of Students with Disabilities - Prof. Thomas Hehir, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    3. Commentary - Advisory Council on Special Education
    4. Discussion

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 1 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 Minutes of the April 26, 2011 Special Meeting and April 27, 2011 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Educator Evaluation: Overview of Proposed Regulations and Implementation Plan Download PDF Document - Continuing Discussion
  2. Amendment to Competency Determination Requirement in History and Social Science, 603 CMR 30.04(3) - Discussion and Vote
  3. Virtual Innovation Schools: Waiver Requests from Greenfield and Hadley Public Schools; Legislative Proposal on Virtual Schools - Discussion and Vote
  4. Report from Advisory Council on School and District Accountability and Assistance - Discussion
Charter Schools:
  1. Report on Conditions at Gloucester Community Arts Charter School - Discussion and Possible Vote
  2. Report on Conditions and Recommendation: New Leadership Charter School Download PDF Document - Discussion and Vote
    Download PDF Document
    NLCS Year Thirteen Site Visit Report

Other Items for Information

  1. District Accountability: Level 4 District Accountability and Assistance Update
  2. District Accountability: Promising Practice Reviews on Education of English Language Learners
  3. Update on MassCore Initiatives
  4. FY2012 House Education Budget
  5. Education-Related News Clippings
  6. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner
  7. Directions