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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — September 2020

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon*

* This will be the Board's first in-person meeting since February. We will follow the Commonwealth's health and safety guidelines, including limiting the number of people in our meeting room. As always, the meeting will be live-streamed. https://livestream.com/accounts/22459134

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

Briefing Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the June 30, 2020 Regular Meeting Download Word Document and Minutes of the June 30, 2020 Executive Session Download Word Document

Agenda Items:

  1. Election of Board Vice-Chair — Discussion and Vote

  2. Update on COVID-19 Action Steps to Support Schools, Students, and Families Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  3. Quincy Public Schools: Memo on Summer 2020 Education Program Download Word DocumentDiscussion
    Quincy Public Schools: Presentation on Summer 2020 Education Program Download PowerPoint File

  4. Amendments to Student Learning Time Regulations, 603 CMR 27.00, Re: Health and Safety Standards During a Declared State of Emergency or Other Exigent Circumstances Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote to Adopt Permanent Regulations
    Attachments:
    1. Regulation Addressing Safety and Education Plans During a State of Emergency or Other Exigent Circumstances: 603 CMR 27.00, for final adoption Download Word Document
    2. Summary of Public Comment Download Word Document
    3. Public comment
    4. Motion

  5. Amendments to Education Collaboratives Regulations, 603 CMR 50.00 Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote to Adopt Permanent Regulations
    Attachments:
    1. April 17, 2020 Memo to BESE Download Word Document
    2. Copy of Public Comment from MOEC
    3. Summary of Proposed Changes Download Word Document
    4. Proposed Final Regulations Download Word Document
    5. Current Regulations with all changes tracked Download Word Document
    6. Motion to Adopt Regulations

  6. Update on Education Budget Matters — Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Matters Approved by the Commissioner under Delegated Authority
    1. Grants Download Word Document
    2. Charter School Matters Download Word Document
    3. Amendments to Educator Licensure Regulations Download Word Document

  2. Charter School Authorizing Activities for 2020-2021 Download Word Document
    Enclosures:
    1. Charter School Fact Sheet
    2. Tentative Schedule of Charter School Items, September 2020–June 2021 Download Word Document

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members

  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Chair, Brookline
  • Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
  • Ms. Amanda Fern├índez, Belmont
  • Mr. Matt Hills, Newton
  • Ms. Darlene Lombos, Boston
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
  • Mr. Paymon Rouhanifard, Brookline
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
  • Dr. Martin West, Newton

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 Chair 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 Chair 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: boe@doe.mass.edu.

 
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75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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