Board Agenda - Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Meeting Of The Maryland State Board Of Education, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Agenda
(Revised 8/22/16)

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.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

      a) Approval of Minutes of July 26, 2016

      b) Personnel

Information & Discussion

9:05 a.m.    

2.    ESSA Accountability Plan
        - Remarks from Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM)

10:35 a.m.                                                           BREAK

11:05 a.m.    

3.    Commission to Review Maryland’s Use of Assessments and and Testing in Public Schools

11:35 a.m. 

4.    State Board Member Updates and Discussion
        - Discuss any additional items presented by Board Members
        - Review September Agenda and Retreat Agenda Items
        - Confirm Retreat Meeting Date (September 27th or October 25th)
        - Adopt 2017 State Board Meeting Dates

        - Board Member Updates

                                   ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Action Items

2:00 p.m.    

5.    Annual Capital Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan

2:10 p.m.    

6.    Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR    
        13A.02.08 Recognition of Employee Organizations (REPEAL)
        13A.04.03 Driver Education Programs (REPEAL)
        13A.03.07 Seal of Biliteracy (NEW)
        13A.06.07 Student Transportation (AMEND)

2:50 p.m.    

7.    COMAR 13A.04.11 Programs in World Languages


3:00 p.m.

8.    Public Comment

3:30 p.m.    

9.    State Superintendent’s Update

4:00 p.m.

10.  Opinions

4:05 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.