Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — December 2020

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 1:0 0 p.m.*

* 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 November 24, 2020 Regular Meeting Download Word Document

Agenda Items:

  1. 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

  2. Proposed Amendments to Student Learning Time Regulations, 603 CMR 27.00 (Standards for Remote Learning and Hybrid Learning) Download Word DocumentDiscussion and Vote to Adopt Emergency Regulations

    Proposed Amendments to Student Learning Time Regulations, 603 CMR 27.00 (Standards for Remote Learning and Hybrid Learning) PowerPoint Presentation Download PowerPoint File

    Attachments:
    1. 603 CMR 27.00 Clean version of regulation with proposed amendments incorporated Download Word Document
    2. 603 CMR 27.00 Strikethrough version of regulation showing proposed amendments Download Word Document
    3. Motion

  3. Career and Vocational Technical Education Update Download Word DocumentDiscussion

    Career and Vocational Technical Education Update PowerPoint Presentation Download PowerPoint File

  4. Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework Draft Download Word DocumentInitial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

    Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework Draft PowerPoint Presentation Download PowerPoint File

    Attachments:
    1. Public Comment Draft of the Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework Download Word Document
    2. Summary of Main Changes from the1999 Framework Download Word Document
    3. 5-phase process for World Languages framework revisions Download Word Document
    4. 2019 CAL Study Download Word Document
    5. Motion to invite public comment

  5. Update on Education Budget Matters — Discussion

Other Items for Information:

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

  2. IEP Improvement Project Update Download Word Document


Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members

  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Chair, Brookline
  • Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
  • Mr. Jasper Coughlin, Billerica, Student Member
  • Ms. Amanda Fernández, 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: BoardofEducation@mass.gov.

Last Updated: December 11, 2020

 
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