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Board Agenda - August 30, 2011



Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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 Howard County




9:02 a.m.


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of July 19, 2011                                                                             

b) Personnel Tab B                                                                                                            

c) Permission to Publish:

                    COMAR 13A.08.01.17 School Use of Reportable Offenses (AMEND) Tab C

                    COMAR 13A.05.09.02 Programs for Homeless Children (AMEND) Tab D

                    COMAR 13A.03.04.07 Sanctions for Violations (AMEND) Tab E

 d) Approval to Change the School Improvement Status of Tier II Schools in Baltimore City

      and Prince George’s County Tab F


Information & Discussion


9:10 a.m.


2.   Race to the Top Update                                                                                                     


9:20 a.m.


3.   Race to the Top Focus Area: Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness Tab G 

Action Items


9:45 a.m.


4.   COMAR 13A.01.02 Facilities Required in Public Schools                                            

      ADOPTION and Approval of Physical Education Facilities Guidelines Tab H 


9:50 a.m.


5. COMAR 13A.06.01 Programs for Food and Nutrition                                                  



Information & Discussion


10:00 a.m.


6.   Report to General Assembly on Minimum Academic Performance                            

      Standards for Student Athletics Tab J 


10:15 a.m.


7.   Interim State Superintendent’s Update


10:30 a.m.  BREAK


Information & Discussion


10:45 a.m.


8.   Panel on Timeline and Provision of Educational Services                                           

      (Long Term Student Suspensions and Expulsions) Tab K

Maryland Association of Board of Education Response

Public School Superintendents' Association of MD Response

Montgomery County Public Schools' Response

Open Society Institute-Baltimore Response


11:30 a.m.


9.   Public Comment




Action Items


2:00 p.m.


10. 2012 State Board Meeting Schedule Tab L


2:05 p.m 


11. Capital Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan Tab M


2:10 p.m.


12. Opinions


2:15 p.m.  A D J O U R N M E N T

*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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