Board Agenda - August 26, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, August 26, 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 Howard County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.                                

1.   Consent Agenda Items

       a)    Approval of Minutes of July 22, 2014

       b)    Personnel

Oral Argument

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Patricia Sullivan v. Montgomery County Board of Education

Information & Discussion

9:55 a.m.                                       

3.   MPSSAA Medical Advisory Committee Update

10:40 a.m.                                                               BREAK

Action Items

10:55 a.m.

4.   COMAR 13A.02.06 General Financial Aid to Local School Systems      

11:05 a.m.

5.   COMAR 13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools

11:20 a.m.

6.   COMAR 13A.04.09 Program in Science                        

11:35 a.m.

7.   COMAR 13A.04.12 Program in Mathematics

11:40 a.m. 

8.   COMAR 13A.04.14 Program in English Language Arts/Literacy

Information Only

11:45 a.m.                                     

9.   COMAR 13A.07.09 Evaluation of Teachers and Principals


Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION


Action Item

2:15 p.m.                                       

10. Annual Capital Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan


Information & Discussion

2:25 p.m.                                       

11. COMAR 13A.12.03.02 School Counselors   


2:35 p.m.                                       

12. COMAR 13A.12.03.08 School Psychologist 


Action Items

2:45 p.m.                                       

13. COMAR 13A.12.04.02 and .03 Supportive Services Personnel and Superintendents

2:55 p.m.

14. Teacher Certification Assessments

Information & Discussion

3:10 p.m.                                       

15. Race to the Top  

Action Item

3:45 p.m.                                       

16. Adoption of 2015 State Board Meeting Schedule


3:50 p.m.                                       

17. State Superintendent’s Update

4:05 p.m.  

18.  Public Comment

4:35 p.m.                               

19. Opinions

4:40 p.m.                                        A D J O U R N M E N T

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