The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - May 2017

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, May 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  1. Progress Reports on Level 5 Districts: Jeff Riley, Lawrence Public Schools; Steve Zrike, Holyoke Public Schools; Jessica Huizenga, Southbridge Public Schools - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Scituate High School, 606 C J Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 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 April 18, 2017 Regular Meeting

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Welcome from Scituate High School

  2. Next-Generation MCAS: Update and Review of Standard Setting Process - Discussion

  3. Early College Initiative: Update from Early College Joint Committee - Discussion

  4. State Student Advisory Council End-of-Year Report for 2016-2017 - Discussion

  5. Update on FY 2018 State Education Budget - Discussion

  6. Proposed Schedule for Regular Board Meetings through June 2018 - Discussion

  7. Proposed Amendment to Board By-laws on Remote Participation Download Word Document - Discussion and Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. Information on Amendments to Accountability Regulations

  2. School Breakfast Report Card from Children's HealthWatch and Eos Foundation

  3. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner Download Word Document

Board Members

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board