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Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Board Documents — January 2024

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, 3rd Floor
Everett, Massachusetts 02149
Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Posted: 1/18/2024 7:50 p.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 November 1, 2023 Special Meeting and the November 21, 2023 Regular Meeting

Agenda Items:

  1. Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and Milken Awards Presentation and Discussion

  2. School Safety Discussion

  3. Chronic Absenteeism and Accountability Reporting Discussion and Vote
    Attachments:
  4. Update on FY25 Budget Process and Department Relocation — Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner (December and January)

  2. Chronically Underperforming Schools: Quarter 2 Reports

  3. SOA Data Advisory Commission Report

  4. Information on Commonwealth Virtual School Applicant and Process for Commonwealth Virtual Schools
    Attachments:

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

The BESE meeting 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, 135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149, 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.

Last Updated: January 22, 2024

 
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135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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