Board Agenda - January 28, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, January 28, 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 Montgomery County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.

1. Consent Agenda Items
     a) Approval of Minutes of December 16, 2013
     b) Personnel
     c) Budget Adjustments for December, 2013

Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Update

9:30 a.m.                                       

3.   2014 Quality Counts Report

10:00 a.m.                                     

4.   Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Extension

Action Item

10:15 a.m.                                     

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

10:30 a.m.                                                              


Action Item

10:45 a.m.                                     

6.   COMAR 13A.08.01 General Regulations

Information & Discussion

11:15 a.m.                                     

7.   2013 Bridge to Excellence Master Plans Updates

11:45 a.m.                                     

8.   State Legislative Update

Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Information & Discussion

2:00 p.m.                                       

9.   Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) Strategic Plan

2:40 p.m.

10. Race to the Top Update                                                     

3:00 p.m.

11. State Superintendent’s Update

3:30 p.m.

12. Public Comment

4:00 p.m.

13. Board Member Updates

4:10 p.m.  

14. Opinions

4:15 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.