Board Agenda - Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

Meeting Of The Maryland State Board Of Education, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Agenda

9:00 a.m.
                                              CALL MEETING TO ORDER

9:03 a.m.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

      a) Approval of Minutes of February 23, 2016

      b) Personnel

      c) Budget Adjustments for February, 2016

Oral Argument

9:05 a.m.                                       

2.   Sandra Herrera v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners

Information & Discussion

9:50 a.m.

3.   Assessment and Accountability Update: Graduation Assessment Requirements

10:20 a.m.                                      BREAK

10:35 a.m.

4.   Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Update

11:05 a.m.                                     

5.   Fine Arts Update

Action Item

11:35 a.m.

6.   COMAR 13A.07.11 Standards for Professional Learning (NEW)


12:05 p.m.

7.   Public Comment

12:35 p.m.


Information & Discussion

2:30 p.m.

8.   Interim State Superintendent’s Update
      - State Legislative Update
      - Weather Related Waivers

2:50 p.m.                                       

9.   State Board Member Updates and Discussion

3:30 p.m.

10. Opinions

3:35 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.