The State Board of Education will meet next week, September 9 – 11, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
Following is a summary of the Board’s regular agenda. The complete agenda and executive materials are 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, SEPTEMBER 9, 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 More at Four pre-kindergarten curricula recommendations, state graduation requirements revision of HSP-N-004, changes regarding eligibility criteria for accommodations and alternate assessments designated for students identified as limited English proficient, changes to the 2007-08 ABCs/AYP results, an update on Framework for Change’s Writing Assessment Pilot LEAs and approval of Supplemental Educational Services Providers for 2008-09. Members will discuss policies governing services for children with disabilities, high school exit documents, the Adult High School Diploma program and the high school math equating process for AYP calculation.
The Healthy Responsible Students Committee, also co-chaired by State Board members Kathy Taft and Tricia Willoughby, will meet in the 7th Floor Board Room following the Globally Competitive Students Committee meeting. Committee members will discuss schools at risk of being labeled a “Persistently Dangerous School” and an update on the Policy on Interscholastic Athletics.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:15 -Â 10:00 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, LEA-wide calendar waiver requests and State Board appointment to the Learn and Earn Early College High School Advisory Council. Members will discuss revision of the policy regarding the State Advisory Council on Indian Education and Indian Education programs, the Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children, and the statewide Child Nutrition Procurement Alliance.
10:10 a.m. -Â 12:00 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 action on renaming the Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure Area, the rubric for preservice teachers and the teacher education program approval process, and the Institutes of Higher Education report. Discussion items include teacher evaluation policies, the rubric for preservice school executive Âprincipal programs, proposed revisions to the non-teaching work experience and graduate pay policies, and licensing physical education and health teachers.
10:10 a.m. Â- 12:00 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. Committee members will discuss mission statement changes, Phoenix Academy name change request, the High School Workforce Development Program, and program approval exemption requests under the Innovative Education Initiatives Act.
1:00 – 4:00 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, “The Message: Graduate,” and its Information Agenda including a WIDA presentation regarding new English language development standards and assessments and an update on the American Diploma Project Algebra II exam. Committee chairs also will report on their action on first reading and discussion items.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Members will present the Friend of Education Award to North Carolina Representative Doug Yongue and GlaxoSmithKline. Members will hear a Good News presentation from GlaxoSmithKline and the Center for Quality Teaching on the return on North Carolina’s investment in mathematics and science National Board Certified teachers and make a special presentation to SBE Junior Student Advisor TeDarryl Powell. Members also will receive reports from the Chairman, State Superintendent and Deputy State Superintendent. The meeting will conclude with members taking action on agenda items as appropriate.