Board Agenda - April 22, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, April 22, 2014

                                         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 Prince George’s County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.

1. Consent Agenda Items
     a) Approval of Minutes of March 25, 2014
     b) Personnel
     c) Budget Adjustments for March 2014
     d) Permission to Publish:

                COMAR 13A.04.12 Program in Mathematics (AMEND)
                COMAR 13A.04.14 Program in English Language Arts (AMEND)

Legal Argument

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Deborah Price v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners

Public Hearing

9:45 a.m.                                       

3.   Baltimore City Agreed On Maintenance of Effort Waiver Request

Action Items

10:15 a.m.                                     

4.   COMAR 13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools
       (AMEND) Permission to Publish

10:30 a.m.                                     

5.   COMAR 13A.02.06. General Financial Aid to Local School Systems
      (State Aid for Students Enrolled in Early College Program) (AMEND)
       Permission to Publish 

10:45 a.m.                                      BREAK

Information and Discussion

11:00 a.m.

6.   PSTEB Proposed Regulatory Amendments:
       COMAR 13A.12.04.02 Assistants in Supervision and Administration                                                   COMAR 13A.12.04.03 Superintendents
11:10 a.m.                                     

7.   Curriculum Update: Next Generation Science Standards

11:30 a.m.                                     

8.   Curriculum Update: College, Career and Civic Life Framework
       (Social Studies Standards)

Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION



2:00 p.m.                                       

9.   Milken Award Winner

Information & Discussion

2:10 p.m.                                       

10. Framework for Statewide School Discipline Plan

2:25 p.m.                                       

11. Race to the Top Update

2:45 p.m.                                       

12. State Legislative and Budget Summary

3:00 p.m.                                       

13. State Superintendent’s Update
        - Waiver Request (Action Item)
        - MSDE Communications Plan       

3:20 p.m.                                       

14. Public Comment

3:50 p.m.                                       

15. 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 ( 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.