The State Board of Education will meet this week, September 30 – October 2, 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 30, 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 the 2008 Textbook Adoption and Textbook Commission Report, 2007-08 appeals of the ABCs Growth Standards, changes to the 2007-08 ABCs/AYP results, and recommended final cut scores and final achievement level descriptions for several tests, including the reading end-of-grade tests. Members will discuss changes to the state’s NCLB Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, changes to the policy delineating the components of the ABCs accountability program including AYP for the 2008-09 school year, and high school exit documents.
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 and members will take action on updating the policy on Interscholastic Athletics.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8:30 — 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. Committee members will discuss the Board’s 2009-11 Biennial Budget request.
10:10 a.m. — 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 the rubric for preservice school executive: principal programs, licensing physical education and health teachers and teacher evaluation policies. Committee members will discuss the proposed revisions to the non-teaching work experience and graduate pay policies.
10:10 a.m. — 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 take action on charter school mission statement changes, Phoenix Academy name change request and revision of the policy regarding the State Advisory Council on Indian Education and Indian Education programs.
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, “Plan for Implementing the Framework for Change: The Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Members will hear a Good News presentation on “Creating 21st Century Teachers for 21st Century Students.” Members also will receive reports from the Chairman, State Superintendent and Deputy State Superintendent. The meeting will conclude with committee chairs reporting on their action on first reading and discussion items, and members taking action on agenda items as appropriate.