Board Agenda - October 30, 2013


                                                   Wednesday, October 30, 2013

                                         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 Anne Arundel County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.

1. Consent Agenda Items
     a) Approval of Minutes of September 24, 2013
     b) Personnel
     c) Budget Adjustments for September, 2013

Oral Argument

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Tiffany Neal, et al.  v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education            

Information & Discussion

9:55 a.m.                                       

3.   2013 High School Performance
             High School Assessment Results, Graduation and Drop-out Rate   
             School Progress/School Progress Index: 2013 High School Results

10:25 a.m.                                     

4.   Proposal to enact Emergency Regulations: COMAR 13A.04.12              
       Program in Mathematics (4th Year of Mathematics)

10:35 a.m.                                       BREAK

Information & Discussion (cont’d)

10:45 a.m.                                     

5.   COMAR 13A.08.01 School Discipline Proposed Regulations – Errata

10:50 a.m.

6.   Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board Proposed                            
       Regulatory Actions                    
       COMAR 13A.12.02 Blind, Visually Impaired (AMEND)                           
       COMAR 13A.12.01 General Provisions (AMEND) 

Action Items

11:10 a.m.                                     

7.   Early Childhood Race to the Top Grant Quarterly Update

11:30 a.m.

8.   Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Annual Report      
       on the General Education Diploma (GED)


                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Information & Discussion

2:00 p.m.                                       

9.   Race to the Top Update                                    

2:20 p.m. 

10. State Superintendent’s Update

2:30 p.m. 

11. Board Member Updates

2:35 p.m.

12. Public Comment

3:05 p.m.

13. Opinions

3:10 p.m.           A D J O U R N M E N T

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