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State Board of Education Meeting Agenda For August 5/6 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 July 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday with an agenda that includes a Race to the Top grant update and a look at virtual schools.

An agenda and executive summaries are posted online at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/. The State Board’s committee meetings and full Board meeting are audio streamed at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/.

 The agenda:
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5       

10 – 10:05 a.m.
Call to order and approval of August Board agenda

10:05 – 11 a.m.
SBE Issues Session

Digital Teaching and Learning Division Profile, and an Evaluation Report on Race to the Top: Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools

11 – 11:15 a.m.
•  21st Century Systems Committee

State Board member Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair

Action item: Funded Average Daily Membership for Charter Schools with Approved Dropout Prevention and Recovery Programs

New Business item: Contracts Update


11:15 – 11:50 a.m.

•  Leadership for Innovation Committee

State Board member Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair

Action item: NC Charter Schools Advisory Board Charter Recommendations

New Business items: NC Virtual Charter Schools Pilot Update, Update on Children’s Village Academy and Overview of Charter Schools Performance Framework


11:50 -11:55 a.m.

•  21st Century Professionals Committee

State Board member Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair

Action item: Recommendations for Appointments to the Extenuating Circumstances Committee


11:55 a.m.   Lunch


1:30 -3:30 p.m.

•  Globally Competitive Students Committee

State Board member Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair

Action items: Course for Credit Update, Graduation Requirements Update and Compliance Commission Recommendations for Field Testing and Special Studies Appeals for the 2015-16 School Year

Discussion items: Dropout Exit Conference and Referral Process, Replacement of Compliance Commission Members and Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

New Business items: NC Department of Public Instruction Proof of Concept Study Update and Advisory Councils for the Residential Schools Annual Report 2015

3:30 p.m.  Open session then adjourn to closed session

4:15 p.m.  Board reconvenes then adjourns



9 -11:30 a.m.

Following approval of their July minutes, Board members will welcome 2015 Burroughs Wellcome NC Teacher of the Year Keana Triplett, 2015 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year Steve Lassiter, and 2015 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year Rodney Shotwell.

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.

Board members will then receive a special presentation on Race to the Top: The Distribution of Teachers in North Carolina, 2009-13: Final Evaluation Report.

On the Board’s Information Agenda is a report on Read to Achieve on the Use of the Formative Diagnostic Assessment System Reading 3D.

 Under the Consent Agenda, members will approve Race to the Top: The Distribution of Teachers in North Carolina, 2009-2013: Final Evaluation Report, Race to the Top: North Carolina New Teacher Support Program: Final Evaluation Report, Benefits and Employment Policy Manual Technical Corrections and Revisions, Policy Delineating the Components of the READY Accountability Model Including Annual Measurable Objectives, Technical Corrections to Accountability Policies, Report to North Carolina General Assembly: Report on Educational Performance of Children with Disabilities, and Report to the North Carolina General Assembly: Care for Students with Diabetes for LEAs and Charter Schools.

Audit: Former Community College President Misused Funds and Overstepped Authority PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Investigators from the state auditor's office have determined that the  former president of Cape Fear Community College mishandled funds and made decisions that were out of the president's sphere of authority.

The president is not named, but his or her tenure is listed as from November 1, 2012 to January 22, 2015, when he resigned.

The Associated Press has identified the former president as Ted Spring.

The full audit, including all findings and recommendations, and the response from the board of trustees of the college, can be found at ncauditor.net.

Fayetteville State University Board of Trustees Gains New Members PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -Two North Carolina entrepreneurs will join the board of trustees at Fayetteville State University.

Bridget Chisholm of Guilford County is the President, CEO, and Founder of BWC Consulting, LLC. She founded the company in 2002 and it was formed to provide public and private sectors advice, analysis and in-residence services in the areas of strategy, finance, brand management, deal valuation, mergers, and franchising. Currently the company operates out of two locations. Clients include colleges and universities, municipalities, and developers

The second appointee is Rajan Shamdasani of Cumberland County. Shamdasani is the Founder of American Uniform Sales, Inc. in Fayetteville. Additionally, he is also involved in the real estate development business in the Fayetteville area as well as other parts of North Carolina and in Texas. He is also the Chair of Center for Entrepreneurship at Fayetteville State University and Member of Dean's Advisory Board at Fayetteville State University.

Two New Appointees To Western Carolina University Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -- The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees is welcoming two new members.

On Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced the appointments of:

-- Grace Battle (Georgia) - Battle is the Marketing Director for Old Cashier's Realty with offices in Cashiers, N.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has experience in management of a department store including in the corporate office. Her community involvement includes Swift School for Dyslexia, Boy Scouts, and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.
-- J. Bryant Kinney (Mecklenburg County) - Kinney has been the Principal of Kinney Public Strategies in Charlotte for five years. In this role, he works with private, public, and non-profit groups by providing strategic external relations, public affairs and employee communication consultation. Additionally he serves as a Senior Counselor to The Hawthorn Group in Alexandria, V.A. Prior to beginning in the two roles, he worked at Duke Energy for 16 years. 


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