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Board Agenda - December 6, 2011


Tuesday, December 6, 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 Anne Arundel County




9:02 a.m.  


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of October 25, 2011              

b) Personnel Tab B

c) Budget Adjustments for October, 2011 Tab C

d) Permission to Publish:

COMAR 13A.01.05.02 Appeal Contents (Amend) Tab D




9:10 a.m.


2.   2011-2012 National Title I Distinguished Schools Tab E


Information & Discussion


9:25 a.m.        


3.   Race to the Top Update


9:35 a.m.


4.   Race to the Top Focus Area: Breakthrough Centers – Instructional Improvement Initiatives

Tab F

Power Point Presentation


10:05 a.m.


5.   Master Plan Updates   

Tab G

2011 Bridge to Excellence Master Plan Annual Update Review
Power Point Presentation


10:35 a.m.  BREAK


Information & Discussion (cont’d)


10:45 a.m.


6.   Panel on Due Process and Provision of Services for Students On Long-Term Suspension

Tab H
Shearer Response
Parker Response
BTU Response
MSEA Response 

Action Item


11:30 a.m.


7.   State Board Recommendations: Minimum Standards for Participation in Interscholastic Sports Tab I


Information & Discussion


11:50 a.m.


8.   MSDE Legislative Proposal Tab J




Information & Discussion


2:00 p.m.


9.   State Superintendent Leadership Profile: Results of Public Input

Tab K

Draft Leadership Profile Report


2:45 p.m.


10. Update: ESEA Flexibility Tab L 


3:00 p.m.


11. Federal Legislative Priorities 

Tab M

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment 3 

Action Items


3:15 p.m.


12. COMAR 13A.03.04.07 Sanctions for Violations (ADOPTION) Tab N


3:25 p.m.


13. COMAR 13A.08.01.07 School Use of Reportable Offenses (ADOPTION) Tab O


3:35 p.m.


14. COMAR 13A.08.01.01E, 13A.08.02.01, 13A.02.06.02B(9)              

      Student Records Manual (ADOPTION) Tab P


Information & Discussion


3:45 p.m.


15. Proposed actions by the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board


      COMAR 13A.12.02.06 Secondary Academic Content Areas (Amend) Tab Q

      COMAR 13A.12.02.17 Other Academic Areas (Amend) 

      COMAR 13A.12.02.15 Trades & Industry (Amend) Tab R

      COMAR 13A.12.02.28 World Languages (New) Tab S


4:00 p.m.


16. Interim State Superintendent’s Update


4:15 p.m.


17. Board Member Updates


4:25  p.m.


18. Public Comment


4:55 p.m.


19. Opinions


5:00 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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