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Board Agenda - October 25, 2011



Tuesday, October 25, 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 September 27, 2011

b) Personnel

c) Budget Adjustments for September, 2011 Tab C

d) Permission to Publish:    

       COMAR 13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education (New) Tab D


Information & Discussion


9:10 a.m.


2.   Race to the Top Update                                                                                                    


9:20 a.m.


3.   Race to the Top Focus Area: Educator Information System

Tab E

Power Point - Maryland's Race to the Top Application

Power Point -Summary of Technology Projects


9:40 a.m.


4.   Defining Career Readiness

Tab F

Power Point - Career Readiness


10:15 a.m.   BREAK


Information & Discussion (cont’d)


10:30 a.m.


5.   2011 High School Assessment Requirements and Graduation Rate

Tab G

Power Point


10:50 a.m. 


6.  Report of the Committee on Minimum Standards for Participation in Interscholastic Sports

Tab H


11:30 a.m.


7. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility

Tab I

Power Point




Information & Discussion


2:00 p.m. 


8.   Panel on Proposed Timeline for Disciplinary Actions

Tab J


2:45 p.m. 


9. MSDE Legislative Proposals Tab K 

Action Item


3:00 p.m.


10. COMAR 13A.12.03 Specialists (Approval) Tab L


Information & Discussion


3:10 p.m.


11. Interim State Superintendent’s Update


3:20 p.m.            


12. Public Comment


3:50 p.m.


13. Opinions


3:55 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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