Board Agenda - Monday, December 5, 2016

Meeting Of The Maryland State Board Of Education, Monday, December 5, 2016 Agenda

Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595

9:00 a.m.
                                              CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.                                         ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION I

9:25 a.m.

1. Election of New Vice President

9:30 a.m.            

2. Introduction of New Vice President

9:35 a.m.        

3. Consent Agenda Items
            a) Approval of Minutes of October 24 & 25, 2016
            b) Personnel
            c) Budget Adjustments for October, 2016
            d) Selection of National Board Candidates for the 2016-2017
                Fee Incentive Program

Oral Argument

9:40 a.m.        

4.    James D. Meyers v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education


10:25 a.m.        

5.     Blue Ribbon Schools

10:50 a.m.                                                        BREAK

Information & Discussion

11:00 a.m.        

6.     Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data

Information & Discussion

11:25 a.m.        

7.     ESSA Plan Update

12:30 p.m.                                  ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION II

Information & Action

1:45 p.m.

8.     Charter School Eligibility Criteria

Information & Action

2:10 p.m.        

9.     School Calendar Waiver Process


2:30 p.m.    

10.  Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)               


3:45 p.m.            

11.    Public Comment

                                                                 Information & Discussion

4:15 p.m.        

12.    State Board Member Discussion & Updates
                - Mental and Social Health Subcommittee Report/Update
                - State Board Retreat and Strategic Planning Subcommittee Updates
                - January Meeting Agenda Items

4:45 p.m.        

13.     State Superintendent’s Update
                - Master Plan                                
                - Innovative School Scheduling Models Workgroup
                - Responses to Recent School Incidents

5:05 p.m. 

14.    Opinions

5:10 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.