Board Agenda - February 25, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, February 25, 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 Harford County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.

1. Consent Agenda Items
     a) Approval of Minutes of January 28, 2014
     b) Personnel
     c) Budget Adjustments for January, 2014

Legal Argument

9:10 a.m.                                        2.   Hari Prasad v. Prince George’s County Board of Education


9:55 a.m.                                        3.   2013-2014 National Title I Distinguished Schools       

Information & Discussion

10:10 a.m.                                      4.   Maryland Center for School Safety

10:30 a.m.                                      BREAK

Information & Discussion (cont’d)

10:45 a.m.                                      5.   Report of Best Practices in School Discipline

11:05 a.m.                                      6.   ESEA Waiver Extension Update

11:35 a.m.                                      7.   Race to the Top Update – Focus on Technology

                                            ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION



2:00 p.m.                                        8.   2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year Selected As
                                                               National Finalist

Action Items

2:15 p.m.
                                        9.   Transition from Current High School Assessments to
                                                                PARCC High School Assessments

2:45 p.m.
                                        10. School Year Calendar Waiver Request

Information & Discussion

2:55 p.m.                                        11. Legislative Update

3:10 p.m. 
                                       12. State Superintendent’s Update

3:25 p.m.
                                        13. Board Member Updates

3:30 p.m.  
                                      14. Public Comment

4:00 p.m.
                                        15. Opinions

4:05 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.