Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
January 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The meeting will be recorded and live-streamed.
Posted: 1/18/2022 1:27 p.m.
Statements from the Public*
Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Approval of the Minutes of the December 17, 2021 Regular Meeting
Update on Action Steps to Support Schools, Students, and Families — Discussion
High School Chemistry and Technology/Engineering Assessments — Continuing Discussion and Vote
Education Budget Update — Discussion
Legislative Report: Education-Related Laws Enacted in 192nd Legislative Session
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Annual Report for FY 2021
Charter Schools — Notification of Intended Actions (December 3, 2021)
Second Quarter Reports from Chronically Underperforming Schools
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.
**Due to the volume of documents, limited web server space, and the Department's commitment to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment for all users, but most particularly for users with disabilities (we follow specific Commonwealth Enterprise Standards designed to meet the needs of our citizens with disabilities), we are unable to post this document on our webpage. Please send an email to BoardofEducation@mass.gov . to request the document and we will respond promptly. Thank you.
Last Updated: January 24, 2022
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149
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TTY: (800) 439-2370
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