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Board Agenda - Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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 City


8:30 a.m.                                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER    

8:40 a.m.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

        a)    Personnel

        b)    Budget Adjustments for April, 2015

8:50  a.m.                                      

2.   Ratification of April 28, 2015 Action Items

        a)    Minutes of March 24, 2015

        b)    Personnel

        c)     Budget Adjustments for March, 2015

        d)    Local School System Calendar Modification Requests

Information & Discussion

9:00  a.m.                                      

3.   Early Childhood Update                                                                   

        - Early Learning Challenge Grant Progress Report

        - Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Report

Action Item

9:35  a.m.                                      

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

Information & Discussion

9:50  a.m.                                      

5.   Update on State Tests

Action Item

10:25 a.m.                                     

6.   Permission to Publish:
              COMAR 13A.08.01.01E (Amend)  
              COMAR 13A.08.02.01 (Amend)
              COMAR 13A.02.06.02B(9) (Amend)
              Student Records Manual

10:55 a.m. 

11:15 a.m.

7.   Teacher of the Year Recognition

Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Information & Discussion

2:00 p.m.                                       

8.   Legislative and Budget Summary

2:20 p.m.                                       

9.   Race to the Top Update – LearnMD Demo

Information & Discussion

2:50 p.m.                                       

10. State Superintendent Update
3:00 p.m.                                       

11. State Board Member Update

3:10 p.m.                                       

12. Public Comment

3:40 p.m.                                       

13. Opinions

3:45 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.