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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — November 2023

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually and livestreamed.

Posted: 11/16/2023 11:25 a.m.

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

Briefing

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the October 24, 2023 Regular Meeting

Agenda Items:

  1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY2025 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board's Budget Committee Discussion and Vote

  2. Statewide Measures of Progress and Commissioner's Goals Discussion and Vote
    Statewide Measures of Progress

  3. Chronic Absenteeism and Accountability Reporting Discussion
    The Weighting of Chronic Absenteeism in the Accountability System: Process and Considerations

  4. Early Literacy Update Discussion
    Early Literacy Update
    Elementary ELA Curriculum

  5. Public Adult Education System Update Discussion

  6. Education-to-Career Research and Data Hub Presentation and Discussion

Other Information:

  1. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner

  2. Report on Scheduling of Comprehensive District Reviews

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members

  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Chair, Brookline
  • Mr. Matt Hills, Vice-Chair, Newton
  • Dr. Ericka Fisher, Worcester
  • Ms. Ela Gardiner, Wellesley, Student Member
  • Ms. Farzana Mohamed, Newton
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Mr. Paymon Rouhanifard, Brookline
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
  • Dr. Patrick A. Tutwiler, Secretary of Education, Andover
  • Dr. Martin West, Newton

Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

All BESE regular meetings will be livestreamed and recorded.

*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 comments in writing, a speaker who elects to do so should submit 15 copies of their comments prior to or at the meeting for distribution to Board members. Requests to address the Board, written comments, 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, Email: BoardofEducation@mass.gov . Please make any requests for special accommodations or interpretation services at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Retreat

McCormick Building
1 Ashburton Place, 21st floor, Conference Room 1
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Posted: 10/30/2023 1:25 a.m.

Agenda Items:

  1. Opening Activity

  2. Massachusetts Educational Landscape: Historical Overview and Current Status — Discussion

  3. Commissioner's Goals — Discussion

  4. Viewing of "The Right to Read" — Video Presentation

  5. Discussion of Video and Educational Landscape — Discussion/Working Lunch

  6. Wrap up

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Members

  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Chair, Brookline
  • Mr. Matt Hills, Vice-Chair, Newton
  • Dr. Ericka Fisher, Worcester
  • Ms. Ela Gardiner, Wellesley, Student Member
  • Ms. Farzana Mohamed, Newton
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Mr. Paymon Rouhanifard, Brookline
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
  • Dr. Patrick A. Tutwiler, Secretary of Education, Andover
  • Dr. Martin West, Newton

Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

Last Updated: December 11, 2023

 
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135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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