Board Agenda - October 28, 2014


                                                   Tuesday, October 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 Anne Arundel County

9:00 a.m.                        CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:05 a.m.                                

1.   Consent Agenda Items

       a)    Approval of Minutes of September 23, 2014

       b)    Personnel

       c)     Budget Adjustments for September, 2014


Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.  Report on Teacher and Principal Evaluations

9:30 a.m.

3.  Stem Education Strategic Plan

10:15 a.m.                                                             BREAK

Information & Discussion

10:30 a.m.                                     

4.  Council of State Governments Justice Center School Discipline Consensus Report

Action Items

11:30 a.m.                                     

5.  High School Graduation Requirements: PARCC Assessments Transition


6.  COMAR 13A.03.04 Test Administration and Data Reporting Procedures
      (Permission to Publish)

12:15 p.m.                                      ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION


2:00 p.m.                                       

7.  Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Environmental Educator of the Year

Action Items

2: 30 p.m.                                      

8.  Update on Financial Reporting Requirements

2:40 p.m.                                       

9.  Maryland Teacher Staffing Report, 2014-2016
     Approval of Critical Shortage Areas

nformation & Discussion

3:00 p.m.                                       

10. Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Progress Report

3:30 p.m.                                       

11. State Superintendent’s Update
        - Race to the Top Update


3:40 p.m.

12. Public Comment

4:10 p.m.                               

13. 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.