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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — October 2020

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon*

* 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 September 29, 2020 Regular Meeting Download Word Document

Agenda Items:

  1. 2021 Teacher of the Year Announcement Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  2. Language Interpretation Services Project Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  3. Massachusetts STEM Week: Uxbridge High School Presentation Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  4. Update on COVID-19 Action Steps to Support Schools, Students, and Families Download Word DocumentDiscussion
    Update on COVID-19 Action Steps to Support Schools, Students, and Families PowerPoint Presentation Download PowerPoint File

  5. Commissioner Riley's Goals for 2020-2021 Download Word DocumentDiscussion

  6. Amendment to Educator Licensure Regulations, 603 CMR 7.00 (Pilot Alternative Assessment for Licensure) Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote
    Attachments:
    1. 603 CMR 7.00 — Summary of Public Comments Received and Department Response Download Word Document
    2. 603 CMR 7.00 — Public Comment Letters Received by the Department Download Word Document
    3. 603 CMR 7.00 — Summary Report of All Responses
    4. 603 CMR 7.00 — Strikethrough version of regulations incorporating proposed amendment and change to timeline for the pilot Download Word Document
    5. 603 CMR 7.00 — Clean version of regulations incorporating proposed amendment and change to timeline for the pilot Download Word Document
    6. Motion

  7. Update on Education Budget Matters — Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner 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.

Last Updated: October 14, 2020

 
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