Board Agenda - March 25, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, March 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 February 25, 2014
     b) Personnel
     c) Budget Adjustments for February 2014

Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                               

 2.   Update on Early Learning: 2013-2014 School Readiness Report

9:30 a.m.

3.   Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Quarterly Report

9:40 a.m.                                

4.   CAIRE Teacher/Leadership Survey

Action Items

10:00 a.m.                              

5.   ESEA Waiver Extension

10:20 a.m.                                                               BREAK

10:35 a.m.                               

6.   State Superintendent’s Update
        - School Year Waiver Requests
        - School Year Waiver Requests for Nonpublic Schools
        - 2014 MSA Administration

Information & Discussion

10:55 a.m.                                 

7.   Race to the Top Update

11:15 a.m.

8.   Federal Legislative Update

11:30 A.M. 

9.   State Legislative Update

                                               ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 Information & Discussion (con't)

2:00 p.m.

10. Board Member Updates

2:10 p.m.  

11. Public Comment

2:40 p.m.

12. Opinions

2:45 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.