Board Agenda - Friday, February 12, 2016


Friday, February 12, 2016*

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 and Howard County                                                                                                                                           

9:00 a.m.
                                              CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

      a) Approval of Minutes of December 8, 2015

      b) Personnel

      c) Budget Adjustments for December, 2015

Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   2015 Graduation Rates                                                      

9:45 a.m.

3.   Assessment and Accountability Update
       - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
          Memorandum Of Understanding

10:05 a.m. 

Information & Discussion

10:20 a.m.                                     

4.   State Superintendent Search Update
      - Presentation by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA)

Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Action Items

2:00 p.m.                                       

5.   COMAR 13A.10.01 Home Instruction Programs

2: 20 p.m.                                      

6.   COMAR 13A.06.02 Prekindergarten Programs (AMEND)

Information & Discussion

2:40 p.m.                                       

7.   Maryland Science Program/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Amendment

Action Items

3:00 p.m.                                       

8.   COMAR 13A.01.05 Appeals to the State Board of Education (AMEND)
      PERMISSION TO PUBLISH (per regulatory review)

3:20 p.m.                                       

9.   COMAR 13A.04.13 Programs in Physical Education (AMEND)
      PERMISSION TO PUBLISH (per regulatory review)

3:40 p.m.                                       

10. COMAR 13A.04.18 Programs in Comprehensive Health Education (AMEND)


4:00 p.m.                                       

11. Public Comment

Information & Discussion

4:30 p.m.

12. Interim State Superintendent’s Update
      - State Legislative and Budget Update                                         
      - Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Update                                    
      - Assessments Update/Research Capabilities
      - The Role of MSDE and the State Board in Local School System Calendar Modifications

5:00 p.m.                                       

13. State Board Member Updates and Discussion
      - Maryland Adult Learning Advisory Council
      - Board Planning/Procedure Discussion                                         
      - Board Member Updates

5:30 p.m.                                       

14. Opinions

5:35 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.


*Meeting was rescheduled from January 26, 2016 to February 12, 2016 due to inclement weather.