MSDE State Board Meeting Agenda January 30, 2018


Revised February 8, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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

                                             CALL MEETING TO ORDER
                                                            Andrew R. Smarick, President

                                                              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
                                                              (Opening Pledge Audio)Audio

                                                              CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
                                                              (Consent Agenda Audio)Audio
                                                             Andrew R. Smarick, President

    •   Approval of Minutes of December 4 and 5, 2017
    •   Personnel
    •   Budget Adjustments, December 2017

                                                              RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
                                                           (Recognition of Guests Audio)Audio


     •  Regulations (Regulations Audio)Audio
             •  COMAR 13A.03.02 Graduation Requirements for Public High Schools in MD

             •  COMAR 13A.03.04 Test Administration and Data-Reporting Policies and Procedures

             •  COMAR 13A.12.01.04 Options for Obtaining Initial Maryland Certification

             •  COMAR 13A.12.01.05 General Requirements for Professional Certificates

COMAR 13A.12.01.08-1 Adjunct Certificate
                 (NEW– PERMISSION TO PUBLISH)

             •  COMAR 13A.12.03.04 Pupil Personnel Worker

                                                                    PUBLIC COMMENT
                                                               (Public Comment Audio)Audio

                                                          INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

     •  Prince Georges County Audit Response
          (Prince George's County Audit Response Audio Part 1)Audio
          (Prince George's County Audit Response Audio Part 2)Audio


                                                  INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION (con't)

     •  Update on U.S. Department of Education’s Feedback on ESSA Plan
          (ESSA Audio Part 1)Audio     (ESSA Audio Part 2)Audio


     •  2017-2018 Identification of “Comprehensive Needs” Schools
        for Purpose of Awarding Quality Teacher Stipends
("Comprehensive Needs" Schools Audio)Audio

                                                             INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

     •  State Board Reports and Planning (State Board Reports and Planning Audio)Audio
         •    Committee Updates
                •    Kirwan Commission
                •    Policy Review
                •    Additional Reports

     •    Additional testimony on Regulations (Additional testimony on Regulations Audio)Audio
     •    State Board Reports and Planning
         •    Committee Updates (cont'd) (Board Member Updates/ Comments Audio)Audio

                                                          ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
                                                          (Adjourn Executive Session Audio)Audio

                                                             INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

     •  Baltimore City Schools Update (Baltimore City Schools Update Audio)Audio

     •    Review Tentative Items for February 26-27, 2018 Meeting
           (Board Member Updates/ Comments Audio)Audio
                •    Bridge Accountability Recommendations
                •    Early Childhood
                •    Educational Testing Service (ETS)
                •    Legislative Update
                •    Definitions for "At-Risk"
                •    Superintendent's Report
                •    Regulatory Actions

     •    Board Member Updates/ Comments


     •  Maryland Secondary School Assistant Principal of the Year (Recognition Audio)Audio

                                                      INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

     •  Superintendent’s Report  (Superintendent’s Report Audio)Audio

         •    Report on Graduation Cohort Data
         •    Updates:
                •    Responses to State Board’s Bridge & Graduation Questions
                •    Financial Literacy
                •    ESSA Participation Rate


     •  School Calendar Waivers  (School Calendar Waivers Audio)Audio
        Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools

                                                           INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

     •  Legislative & Budget Updates  (Legislative & Budget Updates Audio)Audio

                                                                       (Opinions Audio)Audio


                                                                   (Adjournment Audio)Audio

*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.