MSDE State Board Meeting Agenda December 5, 2017


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

                                                              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

9:01 a.m. 
                                              CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
  -  Approval of Minutes of October 24, 2017 and November 1, 2017
  -  Personnel
  -  Budget Adjustments

9:03 a.m.                                                     ORAL ARGUMENT
Christine Smith v. Baltimore County Board of Education
9:50 a.m.                                                    PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comments

10:20 a.m.                                        INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION
  -  Financial Literacy
  -  Overview of Grants Process

11:00 a.m.                                                           BREAK

11:15 a.m.                                         INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

Board Reports and Planning        
     •  Committee Updates
     •  Tentative Items for January 30, 2018 Meeting
     •  Board Member Updates/Comments

11:45 a.m.                                       INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

  Superintendent’s Report
     •  Task Force on Maryland High School Graduation Requirements
     •  Dr. George Arlotto, Superintendent, Anne Arundel Public Schools: Robotics Utilization
12:30 p.m.                                      ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

2:00 p.m.                                 RECOGNITION OF BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
Recognition of Blue Ribbon Schools

2:20 p.m.                                        INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

 Superintendent’s Report (Cont’d)
     •  2017 Kindergarten Readiness Results
     •  Plan for Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement (TIRA) Committee
     •  ESSA Update
     •  Superintendent Certification Workgroup Update

3:30 p.m.                                                                 ACTION
     •  Regulatory Actions
             •  13A.05.02.04 State Administration (Permission to Publish)
             •  13A.02.02.03-.04 Emergency Plans (Permission to Publish)
             •  13A.08.04 Student Behavior Interventions (Permission to Publish)
             •  13A.15—.18 Child Care (Permission to Publish)
             •  13A.08.01.11 Disciplinary Actions - Suspensions and  Expulsions (Permission to Publish)
             •  13A.06.07 Student Transportation (Permission to Republish)

4:15 p.m.                                                            OPINIONS

4:20 p.m.                                                        ADJOURNMENT

*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.