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The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will meet Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The meeting documents and agenda can be found here.

Board Documents – November 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA


Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public*


Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the October 23, 2017 Special Meeting and the October 24, 2017 Regular Meeting

Agenda Items:

Sydney Chaffee, Massachusetts and National Teacher of the Year – Presentation

Update on Commissioner Search – Discussion

Lawrence Public Schools: Update from Receiver Jeff Riley; Acting Commissioner’s Plan – Discussion

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education FY2019 Budget Proposal and Report from the Board’s Budget Committee – Discussion and Vote

Proposed Amendments to Regulations on MCAS and Competency Determination, 603 CMR 30.00, for Classes of 2021 and 2022 – Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

Proposed Amendments to Special Education Regulations, 603 CMR 28.10, to Align with ESSA Foster Care Provisions – Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment

Virtual Schools: Funding and Other Policy Issues Download Word Document – Discussion

Curriculum Frameworks – Discussion
History and Social Science Framework Revision Process – Overview and Next Steps
Report on Implementation of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering Frameworks; Plan for Review of Arts Framework and Comprehensive Health Framework
Other Items for Information:

Report on School Climate Survey Pilot

Report on Grants Approved by the Commissioner Download Word Document


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