The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - June 2018

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 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 14, 2018 Special Meeting and the May 22, 2018 Regular Meeting.

Agenda Items:

  1. Level 5 Schools: End-of-Year FY2018 Reports and Presentation on Parker School, New BedfordDiscussion

  2. Updated History and Social Science Curriculum FrameworkDiscussion and Vote

  3. English Learner Programs under the LOOK Act: Amendments to Regulations 603 CMR 4.00, 7.00, 14.00, 31.00, 44.00Discussion and Vote

  4. School and District Accountability and Assistance System, including Amendments to Regulations, 603 CMR 2.00Discussion and Vote

  5. Computer Science: Expanding Access to Computer Science and Recommended Amendment to MassCoreDiscussion and Vote

  6. Charter Schools — Report and Recommendation on Probation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote
    Download Word Document
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence (MLK) Year 12 Site Visit Report
  7. Charter Schools — Vote to Waive Regulation Requiring a Week's Notice for Enrollment LotteriesDiscussion and Vote

  8. Update on FY2019 State Education Budget — Discussion

  9. Delegation of Authority to Commissioner to take Necessary Action between Board MeetingsDiscussion and Vote

  10. Schedule for Regular Board Meetings through June 2019Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. State Student Advisory Council End-of-Year Report for 2017-2018

  2. Annual Report on Non-Operating School Districts Approved by the Commissioner

  3. Report on Grants Download Word Document and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner

Board Members

Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

* The Board welcomes public comment on matters within its purview. Accordingly, the Board makes available a maximum 30-minute period at its regular meetings for persons in the audience to address the Board for no longer than 3 minutes. Written material of any length may be submitted. Preference will be given to persons who seek to address the Board on specific agenda items for the upcoming Board meeting. Agendas for upcoming Board meetings are generally posted 5 days prior to the meeting on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. Persons wishing to speak are strongly encouraged to submit their request before the day of the meeting; contact information is provided below. Preference will be given to those who submit requests by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the regular Tuesday meeting. If time permits, the chairman will allow members of the public who have not contacted the Department in advance to speak in the public comment period; those individuals must sign in prior to the start of the meeting. The chairman may limit the number of speakers due to time constraints and may increase or reduce the time allocated per speaker. While there is no requirement to submit written testimony, a speaker who elects to do so should submit 15 copies of the testimony prior to or at the meeting for distribution to Board members. Requests to address the Board, written testimony, and other inquiries may be transmitted by mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone to: Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, Phone: 781-338-3112, Fax: 781-338-3770, E-mail: