The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - June 2016

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, June 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

  1. Educator Evaluation - Continuing Discussion
  2. Digital Learning Update - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 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 May 23, 2016 Regular Meeting and May 24, 2016 Special Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Progress Reports on Level 5 Districts: Jeff Riley, Lawrence Public Schools; Steve Zrike, Holyoke Public Schools; Jessica Huizenga, Southbridge Public Schools - Discussion
  2. Level 5 Schools: End-of-Year Reports - Discussion
  3. Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards - Discussion and Vote
  4. Update on the Next-Generation MCAS Project and Review of the English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards - Discussion
  5. Annual Performance Evaluation of the Commissioner: Report from Committee on Commissioner's Performance Evaluation Download Word Document - Discussion and Vote
  6. UP Academy Springfield: Request for Waiver of Opening Date - Discussion and Vote
  7. Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School: Request for Review of Commissioner's Decision Regarding 2014 Amendment Request - Discussion and Possible Vote
  8. Rescission of Obsolete Regulations: 603 CMR 6.00 (Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants); 603 CMR 38.00 (School Construction Grants), 603 CMR 45.00 (Agricultural High Schools) - Discussion and Vote
  9. Update on FY2017 State Education Budget - Discussion
  10. Delegation of Authority to Commissioner to take Necessary Action between Board Meetings - Discussion and Vote
  11. Schedule for Regular Board Meetings through June 2017 - Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. State Student Advisory Council End-of-Year Report for 2015-2016
  2. Report on Non-Operating School Districts Approved by the Commissioner
  3. U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Report on 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look
  4. Massachusetts Student Discipline Report, June 2016
  5. Update on Every Student Succeeds Act: Accountability and Stakeholder Outreach
  6. Update on Civic Learning and Engagement