RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education will meet next week in Raleigh to discuss a variety of issues, including a report from the executive director of the North Carolina Virtual Public School. The school was the subject of a recent state auditor's report that identified several deficiencies at the school.
Board members will discuss all agenda items in their committee meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Board members will summarize their Committee discussions and take action on agenda items as appropriate during their full Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The meeting agenda is as follows. The meeting will also be streamed live at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Issues Session. Board members will hear presentations on the Global Education Task Force Report Update that includes an overview, World View, North Carolina Center for International Understanding, Visiting International Faculty, DPI Implementation of the Global Education Task Force Recommendations and Global Education Initiatives in Onslow County Schools.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
• Leadership for Innovation Committee
State Board member Rebecca Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
Discussion items: Program Approval Requests Under the Innovative Education Initiatives Act and Final Approval for 2014 Charter Schools
New Business item: NCVPS Executive Director’s Report
• Globally Competitive Students Committee
State Board member Marcella Savage, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action items: Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, North Carolina General Assembly’s Read to Achieve Program – Public Hearing Comments, and High School Accreditation Framework – Public Hearing Comments.
Discussion items: Career and Technical Education Revisions to Essential Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
New Business items: Career and Technical Education Credentials Report
2:45 p.m. Break
• 21st Century Professionals Committee
State Board member Olivia Oxendine, chair; John Tate, vice chair
Action item: Model Teacher Contract
Discussion items: Procedure for Seeking Extensions for Licensure Requirements, Annual Report on Teachers Leaving the Profession (Teacher Turnover Report), Teacher Education Admission Testing Exemption, and New Licensure Areas for Institutions of Higher Education Programs
New Business items: Results of Evaluation Validation Studies: School Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Instructional Technology Facilitators and Library Media Coordinators, and North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association Presentation
• Twenty-First Century Systems Committee
State Board member Gregory Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair
Action item: Digital Learning Funds (Modification)
Discussion items: Plan for Digital Learning in Public Schools and Allotment Formula for Summer Reading Camps
New Business item: Status of Chief Information Officer Position at the NCDPI
• Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board member Tricia Willoughby, chair; Reginald Kenan, vice chair
Action item: Report to the North Carolina General Assembly: Completion of CPR by Students
4:30 p.m. Board convenes in Open Session and adjourns to closed session
4:55 p.m. Board reconvenes in Open Session and adjourns
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Following approval of their November minutes, Board members will receive a special presentation led by Perquimans County Schools’ Superintendent Dwayne Stallings. Board members will then recognize outgoing Local Board of Education Advisor to the State Board Wallace Nelson (Perquimans County School Board).
NCDPI Race to the Top Director Adam Levinson will provide an update on the Race to the Top program followed by State Superintendent June Atkinson who will present her Report to the Board, which includes a legislative update from Rachel Beaulieu.
State Board Staff Attorney Katie Cornetto will follow with a Rules Review Update. Under the Board’s Consent Agenda, members will approve Changes to the 2012-13 READY Accountability Model/AMO Results, Reports to the North Carolina General Assembly on Headcount of Limited English Proficient Students to Fiscal Research and Residential School Changes, Race to the Top Evaluation Report: STEM Affinity Network – Third Year Report, the Distribution of Teacher Value Added to North Carolina, Amendment to SBE Policy (TCS-C-018) regarding the Implement of NC WISE to PowerSchool, Report on the Use of Funds in the At-Risk and Improving Student Accountability Allotments, Report on Public School Procurement of Information Technology, and the Annual Report on Charter Schools to the General Assembly.
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 and discussion of any old/new business.