RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday in Raleigh. Following is the agenda.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4
10 – 10:05 a.m.
Call to order and approval of November Board agenda
10:05 – 11:20 a.m.
SBE Issues Session
Exceptional Children Division Profile, Report from the State Advisory Council on Indian Education and Strategic Planning Discussion
11:20 – 12:15 a.m.
• Educator Standards and Practices Committee
State Board members Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair
Action items: JLEOC Annual Report on Teachers Leaving the Profession and Requirements from the Advisory Board on Requests for Exception from Teacher Licensing Requirements
Discussion items: Policy Revisions to TCP-C-006 Teacher Evaluation Policy, Policy Revisions to TCP-C-004 – Teacher Observation Requirements, Policy Revisions to TCP-A-004 – Policy on Beginning Teacher Support Program, and Policy on Evaluation of Charter School Educators
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 – 2 p.m.
• Business Operations Committee
State Board members Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair
Action items: Special Provisions, House Bill 97 (2015-17 Budget Bill) and Senate Bill 524, Approval of After-School Program Quality Improvement Grant, and After-School Program Quality Improvement Grant Program – Policy Amendment (TCS-M-003)
New Business item: Contracts Update
2 – 2:20 p.m.
• Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board members Tricia Willougby, chair; Reginald Kenan, vice chair
Action item: Revisions to Healthful Living Essential Standards
2:20 – 2:45 p.m.
• Education Innovation and Charter Schools Committee
State Board members Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
Action items: SBE Appointment of SBE Member to Office of Charter Schools Executive Director Search Committee, and SBE Appointment of Non-SBE member to the Charter School Advisory Board
Discussion items: Charter Amendment for Bridges Academy, Charter Amendment for Lake Lure Classical Academy and Charter School Advisory Board Recommendations for Charter School Policies
New Business item: Virtual Charter School Pilot Update: North Carolina Connections Academy and North Carolina Virtual Academy
2:45 – 3:35 p.m.
• Student Learning and Achievement Committee
State Board members Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action item: Approval of Alternative Schools Accountability Model
New Business items: Updates on Standards Review Process and Proof of Concept Study
3:35 p.m. Open session then adjourn to closed session
4:15 p.m. Board reconvenes then adjourns
THURSDAY, NOV. 5
9 -10:50 a.m.
Following approval of their October minutes, Board members will recognize the Global-Ready Schools Designee and STEM-Recognized Schools. State Superintendent June Atkinson will follow with her report to the Board, which will include a legislative report from Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu.
Under the Consent Agenda, members will approve LEA-Wide Weather-Related Calendar Waiver Requests; Voluntary Shared Leave Report by Local Education Agency for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year; Career and Technical Education Credential Allotment; Reports to the North Carolina General Assembly on Ensure Security of Student Records, Capital Projects, Broaden Successful Participation in Advanced Courses, Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate, DPI Study/Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, and Health Assessments for Children in Public Schools; Membership for the Driver Education Advisory Committee; and Technical Corrections to Course for Credit Policy.
Committee chairs will then report out and members will take action on regular agenda items as appropriate. Chairman Bill Cobey will conclude the meeting with his comments followed by a discussion of any new and old business.