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Board Agenda - April 27, 2010



Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room

Baltimore MD 21201-2595


Artwork in the Board Room is from Baltimore County


8:30 a.m.   CALL MEETING TO ORDER      




Action Items


8:40 a.m.                                          


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a)     Approval of Minutes of March 23, 2010 Tab A 

b)    Personnel Tab B

c)     Budget Adjustments for March, 2010 Tab C                                                  


8:45 a.m. 


2.   Alternative Governance Proposals Tab D                                                                                 


Legal Argument


9:30 a.m.


3.   Katherine Cureton v. Montgomery County Board of Education                                              


Action Items


10:00 a.m.                                        


4.   Race to the Top UpdateTab E                                                                                                     

      Unifying theme

      Common Core

      Our approach regarding low-performing schools

      Teacher and principal evaluation systems and input from focus groups

      Draft Application

      Memorandum of Understanding and LEA signatures

      COMAR 13A.07.04 Teacher and Principal Evaluation

        (Permission to Publish)


10:30 a.m.  BREAK


10:45 a.m.


Race to the Top Update (Continued)


Action Items (cont’d)


11:45 a.m.


5.   COMAR 13A.07.01 Teacher Induction Program  Tab F                                                        





Information & Discussion


2:00 p.m.                                         


6.   Interim Report on Study of the Use of Long Term

      Suspensions/Expulsion Tab G


2:10 p.m. 


7.   Panel on the Use of Long Term Suspension/Expulsion


Action Items


3:10 p.m.                                         


8.   COMAR 13A.08.06.01 & .02 (Revised) Positive Behavioral

       Interventions and Support

       ADOPTION Tab H


3:20 p.m. BREAK


Action Items (cont’d)


3:30 p.m.                                         


9.   Recommendations of the College Success Task Force Tab I                                                


Information & Discussion


4:00 p.m.


10. State Legislative Update and Budget Update Tab J                                                              


4:15 p.m. 


11. State Superintendent’s Update


4:30 p.m.     Public Comment*      


5:00 p.m. 


12. Opinions


5:05 p.m.    A D J O U R N



*The State Board of Education is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its regular monthly meetings. In order to allow the State Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be given three (3) minutes each.  Persons desiring to speak to the State Board, must call (410-767-0467) or e-mail (cnecessary@msde.state.md.us) the Board office no earlier than one week prior to the meeting to register to speak. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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