The State Board of Education will meet next week, April 29 – May 1, in the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
Following is a summary of the Board’s regular agenda. The complete agenda is available online. Also, the State Board’s committee meetings and full Board meeting are audio streamed for those who can’t attend. To listen to the sessions, please go online and scroll to the Live Audio Stream links. For more information, please contact the NCDPI’s Communications division at 919.807.3450.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Globally Competitive Students Committee, co-chaired by State Board members Kathy Taft and Tricia Willoughby, will meet in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building. Agenda items include action on Supplemental Education Service providers for 2008-09, changes to North Carolina’s NCLB Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, and changes and clarifications to Policy HSP-A-012 regarding NCLB Title III Annual Measurable Assessment objectives. Members will receive an update on the revisions to the state’s Academically or Intellectually Gifted program, and discuss its Course for Credit policy and the Standard Course of Study for English Language Development K-12. Under New Business, members will discuss alternative math courses for select non-Future Ready Core students.
State Board of Education members are invited to attend the AT&T North Carolina Teacher of the Year Banquet being held at the Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 8:30 -Â 10:15 a.m
The Business/Finance and Advocacy Committee, co-chaired by State Board members Kevin Howell and John Tate, will meet in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building. Agenda items include approval of grants and a legislated one-time sign-on bonus for teachers paid on Step 0 of the Salary Schedule. Under New Business, discussion items include highlights of the NC Public School Budget.
10:30 a.m. -Â 12:15 p.m.
The 21st Century Professionals Committee, co-chaired by State Board members Shirley Harris and Eulada Watt, will meet in Room 504 (Video-Conferencing Center), Education Building. Agenda items include approval/adoption of the School Executive: Principal Evaluation Instrument. Discussion items include the School Executive: Principal Evaluation Policies and State Evaluation Committee program approval recommendations. Under New Business, members will receive an update on training on the School Executive: Principal Evaluation Instrument and a report on the pilot of the new Teacher Evaluation Instrument.
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Leadership for Innovation Committee, co-chaired by State Board members Melissa Bartlett and Tom Speed, will meet in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building. Agenda items include action on the transfer of charter for Exploris and program approval exemption requests under the Innovative Education Initiatives Act. Under New Business, members will discuss comprehensive support and receive a report on NCVPS/Learn and Earn Online.
1:15 – 4:30 p.m.
The Board will meet as a whole in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building. The Board’s afternoon session will focus on its Issue Session on Accountability and Testing Â A New Generation and a special presentation on the HeartSafe Moore County Project. Committee chairs also will report on their action on first reading and discussion items.
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Members will receive a report from the Board’s Student Advisors on “The Good News About Students”; recognize outgoing senior State Board Advisor Danielle Alston; receive reports from the Chairman, State Superintendent and Deputy State Superintendent; and take action on agenda items as appropriate.
Board members are invited to attend the Summit on US/China K-12 Education, “Global Collaborations and Partnerships,” being held at the Friday Institute, NCSU, Raleigh.