The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - October 22, 2013

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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


Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the September 23, 2013 Special Meeting and the September 24, 2013 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Plan for Administering MCAS and PARCC Student Assessments - Continuing Discussion
  2. Update on Science Curriculum Framework - Discussion
  3. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY15 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee - Initial Discussion
  4. High School Equivalency Credential: Overview and Current Activities - Discussion
  5. Update on Level 5 Schools - Discussion
  6. Proposed Delegation of Authority to Commissioner to Approve Management Contracts for Two Horace Mann Charter Schools - Discussion and Vote
  7. Update on Spirit of Knowledge Charter School Probation Download PDF Document  Download Word Document - Discussion and Possible Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. Overview of Charter Authorizing and Anticipated Schedule for 2013 - 2014
  2. Report on Scheduling of Comprehensive Audits and Reviews
  3. Education-Related News Clippings
  4. Report on Grants and Other Matters Approved by the Commissioner