Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public*
Approval of the Minutes of the October 29, 2019 Regular Meeting
Kaleidoscope Collective for Learning: Overview and Next Steps — Discussion
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY2021 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee — Discussion and Vote
Proposed Amendments to Vocational Technical Education Regulations, 603 CMR 4.00 — Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner
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: email@example.com.
Babson Executive Conference Center — Potomac Room
1 Snyder Drive, Babson Park, MA 02457
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The mission of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is to strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, compete in the global economy, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and in so doing, to close all proficiency gaps.
The BESE's responsibilities include approving learning standards, deciding when to intervene in the state's lowest-performing districts, voting on charter school applications, and hiring the commissioner. The BESE includes the secretary of education, a student (the chair of the State Student Advisory Council), and nine members appointed by the governor. Those members must include a parent representative, a labor representative, and a business representative.
Last Updated: November 12, 2019
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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