Board Agenda - December 16, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, December 16, 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 Baltimore County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.                                

1.   Consent Agenda Items

       a)    Approval of Minutes of October 28, 2014

       b)    Personnel

       c)     Budget Adjustments for October, 2014

Legal Argument

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Constance Jeanne Sammarco v. Prince George’s County Board of Education

Information & Discussion

9:40 a.m.                                       

3.   High School Assessment and Graduation Results

Action Items

10:00 a.m.                                     

4.   COMAR 13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools
        in Maryland (PERMISSION TO PUBLISH)

10:20 a.m.

5.   COMAR 13A.04.09 Program in Science (ADOPTION)

10:30 a.m.

Information & Discussion

10:40 a.m.                                     

6.   Maintenance of Effort Overview

11:10 a.m. 

7.   Charter School Report       

11:40 a.m. 

8.   Maryland Business Roundtable for Education Leadership Transition

11:55 a.m.                                      ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Action Item

1:30 p.m.                                       

9.   COMAR 13A.08.07.06 Fostering Connections (PERMISSION TO PUBLISH)

1:40 p.m.

10. Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board Regulatory Actions
       - COMAR 13A.12.03.02 School Counselor (APPROVAL)
       - COMAR 13A.12.03.08 School Psychologist (APPROVAL)

Information & Discussion

2:00 p.m.                                       

11. The Maryland School for the Blind Report and Update

2:30 p.m.

12. Master Plan Review

2:50 p.m.

13. State Superintendent’s Update                                                                        
          - Race to the Top Update (Information)                               
          - Maryland STEM Strategic Plan (Action)
          - ESEA Update (Information)  

3:10 p.m

14. State Board Member Update


3:20 p.m.                                       

15. Public Comment

3:50 p.m. 

16. 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.