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Board Agenda - January 22, 2013


                                                                                                                                   Revised 1/17/13

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595


Artwork in the Board Room is from Charles and Washington Counties


9:00 a.m. CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                              


9:03 a.m. 


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of December 17, 2012

b) Personnel

c) Budget Adjustments for November and December, 2013


Oral Argument


9:10  a.m.


2.   Shirley Baylor v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners


Information & Discussion


9:40 a.m.


3.   School Safety Update


 9:50 a.m.


4.  The Breakthrough Center: Leadership Development


10:30 a.m.  BREAK


Action Items


10:45 a.m. 


5.  COMAR 13A.08.01 School Discipline


11:15 a.m. 


6.   New Definition for “Comprehensive Needs” Schools


Information & Discussion


11:30 a.m.


7.  Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board Update


11:35 a.m.


8.  COMAR 13A.12.01 Advanced Professional Certificate


11:50 a.m.


9. Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant Progress Report




Action Items


2:00 p.m.


10. COMAR 13A.03.02.09 Diplomas and Certificates (ADOPTION)


2:10 p.m.


11. COMAR 13A.04.15 Digital Learning


2:20 p.m.


12. COMAR 13A.08.07.03-1 Enrollment Process for Children in State Supervised Care (ADOPTION)




2:25 p.m.


13. State Legislative Update                                                                                                    


2:35 p.m.


14. State Superintendent’s Update


2:45 p.m.


15. Board Member Update/Reports


3:00 p.m.


16. Public Comment


Action Item


3:30 p.m.


17. Report of Task Force on Traumatic Head Injuries         

      COMAR 13A.06.08 School Athletics Safety Program



4:15 p.m.


18. Opinions


4:20 p.m.  ADJOURNMENT

*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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