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Board Agenda - Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Tuesday, September 22, 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         

8:35 a.m.                                               ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

9:05 a.m.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

      a)    Approval of Minutes of August 25, 2015

      b)    Personnel

      c)    Budget Adjustments for July and August, 2015


9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   New State Board Members and Interim State Superintendent of Schools

9:15 a.m.                                       

3.   Principals of the Year

Oral Argument

9:25 a.m.                                       

4.   Colin Murphy, et al. v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education

Information & Discussion

10:10 a.m.                                     

5.   Annual Teacher/Principal Evaluation Report

10:40 a.m. 

Action Items

10:55 a.m.                                     

6.   COMAR 13A.10.01 Home Instruction Program (AMEND)         

11:10 a.m.                                     

7.   Teacher Certification Assessments Revisions – Test Approval and
       Establishment of Qualifying Scores

Information & Discussion

11:20 a.m.                                     

8.   Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Update

11:50 a.m.                                      ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Action Items

2:00 p.m.                                       

9.   FY 2017 State Education Budget Proposal                     

2:05 p.m.                                       

10. FY 2017 Library Capital Construction Projects                      

2:10 p.m.                                       

11. Update on Financial Reporting Requirements                            


2:40 p.m.                                       

12. Interim State Superintendent’s Update
       -  Commission to Review Maryland’s Use of Assessments in Public Schools     

       -  Update on Maryland Assessments                                           

       -  Maryland Standardized Test Scores                                                                       

Action Item

3:00 p.m.                                       

13. National Association of State Boards of Education Annual Conference: Maryland Voting Delegate


3:10 p.m.                                       

14. Recognition of Former State Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery


3:20 p.m.                                       

15. State Board Member Updates
3:30 p.m.                                       

16. Public Comment

4:00 p.m.                                       

17. Opinions

3:40 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.