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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - October 2014

Special Meeting

Monday, October 20, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148

  1. Early Literacy - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148

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

Briefing

Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the September 22, 2014 Special Meeting and September 23, 2014 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Election of Vice-Chair - Discussion and Vote
  2. Early Literacy - Continuing Discussion
  3. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY16 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee - Initial Discussion
  4. Update on Level 5 Schools - Discussion
  5. Update on PARCC - Discussion
  6. Amendments to Regulations on Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval (603 CMR 7) and Educator License Renewal (603 CMR 44): Requirements for Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students - Discussion and Final Vote
  7. Boston Green Horace Mann Charter School: Probation Recommendation Download PDF Document  Download Word Document - Discussion and Vote
  8. Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School: Recommendation - Discussion and Vote
  9. KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School: Removal of ConditionsDiscussion and Vote
  10. Timeline and Process for Educator Licensure Policy Review - Discussion
  11. Procedures for Superintendency Unions under Mass. Gen. Laws c. 71, s. 61; Authorization to Commissioner - Discussion and Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. Overview of Charter Authorizing and Anticipated Schedule for 2014-2015
  2. Report on Student Learning Time Waiver Process for Innovative Programs
  3. Report on Scheduling of Comprehensive Audits and Reviews
  4. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner