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Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education

April 16, 2021
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For immediate release
Friday, April 16, 2021
Contact: Jacqueline Reis 781-605-4419   
  
 
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Meet

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will hold their monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20.
 
The meeting will be held at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant St., Malden. Consistent with the Commonwealth's health and safety guidelines, DESE will limit the number of people in the meeting room. People who are not signed up for public comment are encouraged to watch the meeting streamed live online at https://livestream.com/accounts/22459134.  
 
The agenda is posted online at https://www.doe.mass.edu/bese/docs/fy2021/2021-04/.
 
Agenda:
 
Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public

Briefing (download)
 
Approval of the Minutes of the February 22, 2021 Special Meeting, February 23, 2021 Regular Meeting, and March 5, 2021 Regular Meeting
  1. Update on COVID-19 Action Steps to Support Schools, Students, and Families (download)Discussion
  2. Career and Vocational Technical Education: Proposed Amendment to Vocational Technical Education Regulations, 603 CMR 4.00 (Admission Standards) (download)Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
    Attachments:
    1. 603 CMR 4.03(6)(a) — Clean version of regulation with proposed amendments incorporated (download)
    2. 603 CMR 4.03(6)(a) — Strikethrough version of regulation showing proposed amendments (download)
    3. Motion
  3. Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework (download)Discussion and Vote
    Attachments:
    1. A detailed summary of feedback received during public comment Download Word Document
    2. The revised draft of the 2021 Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework Download Word Document
    3. Redline version of the draft of the 2021 World Languages Curriculum Framework
    4. Content Standards at a Glance Download Word Document
    5. Linguistic Components Summary Download Word Document
    6. Motion
Proposed Modifications Due to the COVID-19 Emergency:
  1. Proposed Modifications to Competency Determination Requirement for the Class of 2022 (download)Discussion and Vote
  2. Proposed Modification to Policy on Certificate of Attainment (download)Discussion and Vote
  3. Proposed Amendment to Accountability Regulations, 603 CMR 2.00 (Modification to 603 CMR 2.03) (download)Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
    Attachments:
    1. 603 CMR 2.00: Strikethrough version of regulations showing proposed amendment (download)
    2. Motion
  4. Proposed Amendment to Charter School Regulations, 603 CMR 1.00 (Modification to 603 CMR 1.04(9)) (download)Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
    Attachments:
    1. Redlined version of proposed amendment to 603 CMR 1.00 (download)
    2. Motion to solicit public comment
  5. Proposed Amendments to Educator Licensure Regulations, 603 CMR 7.00 (Staffing Flexibilities for 2021-2022) — Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  6. Education Budget Update — Discussion
Other Items for Information:
  1. Report on Grants (download) and Charter School Matters (download) Approved by the Commissioner
         Attachments:
  1. Renewal of Charters — Notification of Intended Actions for Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School; Bridge Boston Charter School; Codman Academy Charter Public School; Innovation Academy Charter School; Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School; Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence; New Heights Charter School of Brockton; Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School Chelsea; Prospect Hill Academy Charter School; and UP Academy Charter School of Boston (February 11, 2021) (download)
  2. Charter Schools — Notification of Intended Actions and Report on Conditions for Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School, Holyoke Community Charter School, and Marblehead Community Charter Public School (February 11, 2021) (download)
11. Chronically Under-Performing Schools Quarterly Reports (download)

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