Board Agenda - July 22, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, July 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 June 27, 2014
     b)  Personnel
     c)  Budget Adjustments for June 2014
     d) Persistently Dangerous and Probationary Status Schools


Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Maryland Guidelines for a State Code of Discipline   


Action Item

9:55 a.m.                                       

3.  State Assessments Now and the Future 

10:35 a.m.


Information & Discussion

10:50 a.m.                                     

4.   Expanding Access to Digital Learning and Computing in Maryland

11:10 a.m.                                     

5.   Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant: Progress Report

11:40 a.m.                                     

6.   Race to the Top Update            


Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION


2:00 p.m.                                       

7.   Recognition of Former Student Board Member Christian Hodges           


Information & Discussion

2:10 p.m.                                       

8.   State Superintendent’s Update

2:25 p.m.                                       

9.   Board Member Update

2:35 p.m. 

10. Election of Officers

2:45 p.m.  

11.  Public Comment

3:15 p.m.                               

12. Opinions

3:20 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.