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Board Agenda - March 22, 2011



Tuesday, March 22, 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 Baltimore County Public Schools




9:02 a.m. 


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of February 22, 2011

b) Personnel Tab B                            

c) Budget Adjustments for February, 2011 Tab C

d) Permission to Publish:


COMAR 13A.07.01 (AMEND)

Comprehensive Teacher Induction Program Tab D 


COMAR 13A.06.01.03 (AMEND)

Child Nutrition Appeal Procedures Tab E


COMAR 13A. (AMEND & NEW)    

Prekindergarten Programs Tab F 



9:10 a.m.                        


2.   Milken Honors Tab G 

Action Item


9:25 a.m.


3.   Race to the Top Update

-  Incentives for Teachers and Principals Tab H


Information & Discussion


9:35 a.m.


4.   RTTT Featured Assurance Area: Great Teachers and Leaders Tab I

Attachment I

Attachment II



10:20 a.m.


5.   National Teacher of the Year Finalist Tab J 

10:25 a.m. BREAK

Action Items


10:35 a.m.


6.   Graduation and Dropout Rates                                                                         

(a) Graduation Rate: Overview and Standard Setting  Tab K    Power Point Presentation

(b) Dropout Rate: Overview and Standard Setting                                                      

(c) Meeting the New Standards: Support Programs for Graduation and Dropout Tab L


11:35 a.m.


7.   COMAR 13A.05.11 Juvenile Services Education

      ADOPTION Tab M


11:50 a.m.


8.   COMAR 13A.12.02 (AMEND) Teachers

      APPROVAL Tab N                                                                                                            


11:55 a.m.


9.   COMAR 13A.12.02.16 (AMEND) Work-Based Learning Coordinator                                  

      APPROVAL Tab O                            




Information & Discussion


2:00 p.m.


10. Overview of Special Education Tab P  Power Point Presentation


3:00 p.m.


11. Review of Disciplinary Policies Tab Q


3:30 p.m. BREAK


Information & Discussion (cont’d)


3:45 p.m. 


12. Early Childhood Update

(a) 2010-2011 School Readiness Report Tab R

(b) Healthy Beginnings Tab S


4:15 p.m.


13. State Legislative Update Tab T


4:35 p.m.


14. State Superintendent’s Update


4:40 p.m.


15. Public Comment


5:10 p.m.


16. Opinions


5:15 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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Baltimore, MD 21201
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