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
                                                          (Call Meeting To Order Audio)Audio

                                                              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

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

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

11:00 a.m.                                                           BREAK

11:15 a.m.                                         INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

Board Reports and Planning        (Board Reports and Planning Audio)Audio
     •  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
         (Task Force on Maryland High School Graduation Requirements Audio)Audio
     •  Dr. George Arlotto, Superintendent, Anne Arundel Public Schools: Robotics Utilization
Anne Arundel Public Schools: Robotics Utilization Audio)Audio

12:30 p.m.                                      ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

2:20 p.m.                                        INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

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

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.