Preview of State Board of Education Agenda

Wednesday & Thursday, August 4/5, 2010

The State Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in committees.  They begin with the Globally Competitive Students Committee, 21st Century Professionals Committee, Leadership and Innovation Committee, and they finish with the Business/Finance and Advocacy Committee. On Thursday, they meet to vote and to hold a Press Conference on ABC’s/AYP Results. Access to the SBE Executive Committee Summaries and documents are on the SBE website at the following link:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Globally Competitive Students Committee (10:00 AM)

Action and Discussion Agenda

Action on First Reading

  • GCS 1 Approval of Providers for Supplemental Education Services for 2010-2011 The State Board is requested to approve the providers for supplemental education services as recommended by DPI. Students attending schools in Title I School Improvement in the second year (third year of missing AYP targets) shall receive supplemental educational services provided with Title I funds. There were 99 applicants for providers. There were 75 recommended for approval. Of those 75, there were 48 For-Profits, 13 Non-Profits, 9 LEAs, and 5 other groups. There were 8 providers in District 3 (Wake) and 26 providers for all the Districts. A copy of the list is available upon request from my office.
  • GCS 2 ABC’s/AYP Report for the 2009-2010 School Year (Presented on Thursday) The Board is requested to approve the report. The report will be available electronically Thursday at


  • GCS 3 Discussion of North Carolina’s Proposed New Accountability Model The SBE will discuss and provide further guidance to the Department on the new accountability model. The ACRE Assessment and Accountability Committee drafted a proposal for a new accountability model to address both K-8 and high school accountability. Components of the proposed model include student performance, value-added performance for teachers, schools and districts, long-term Longitudinal) growth, graduation rate, Future Ready Core and postsecondary readiness. This item will continue to be a part of the SBE agenda until it is ready for Action.
  • GCS 4 K-12 Arts Education and World Languages Essential Standards and Associated Policy Amendment  The State Board will discuss the Essential Standards for K-12 Arts Education and “World Languages” and are requested to update policy GCS-F-009 to change the wording “Second Languages” to “World Languages in the policy.  The Standards are on their final draft 3.0 after having been through three previous revisions. These will be on the agenda for Action in September.  These Standards can be found at

21st Century Professionals Committee (1:30 PM)

Action and Discussion Agenda


  • TCP 1 Approval of Revisioned Teacher Education and School Executive Preparation Programs In 2008 the State Board adopted a new program approval process, and as part of the process institutions of higher education were required to revision their teacher education and school executive programs to meet the new standards and to submit their proposals for their new programs. An initial list was approved in December 2009 and the State Board will review for discussion, an updated list.
  • TCP 2 State Evaluation Committee Teacher Education Program Approval Recommendations The State Board will discuss the recommendations related to Montreat College and Peace College for program approval.
  • TCP 3 Rubric for Pre-Service Superintendent Programs In the revised program approval process it was determined that the seven-year on-site review cycle will be replaced with an annual review of evidence that candidates recommended for licensure meet the NC Superintendent Standards. McRel has developed an assessment instrument, which will be used to assess both the individuals and the superintendent preparation programs and is aligned with the new evaluation instrument for superintendents. A copy of the Rubric can be viewed online in the SBE meeting packet listed at the beginning of this document.
  • TCP 4 Proposed Qualifying Score for Dual Licensure Health and Physical Education Praxis II Test The State Board will discuss the requirement for dual licensure in health and physical education. The recommendation is in response to a provision approved by the Board to allow the Licensure Section to issue a health and physical education license to a physical education teacher who meets certain requirements (as determined by the Board). The licensure provision expires on June 30, 2012. The qualifying scale score of 149 on the Praxis Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge is recommended. This will be presented for Action in September and will become effective September 2012 upon approval.
  • TCP 5 Superintendent Licensure-Policy Language Change and Clarification The State Board will review Policy TCP-A-001 to clarify requirements to obtain a Superintendent’s license, and the requirements to serve as a Superintendent without having direct experience or certification as an educator. The revised policy will be posted online prior to the Board meeting on August 4th. This item will be on the agenda for Action in September.

Leadership for Innovation Committee (2:30 PM)

Action and Discussion Agenda


  • LFI 1 Recommendations for Preliminary Approval of 2010 Charter School Applications The State Board is requested to choose one of the seven finalists for a preliminary charter. The State Board conducted interviews in July, with seven applicants who were chosen as finalists, for the one remaining charter school slot available. These were Bear Grass Charter School, Leadership Learning Academy, Piedmont IT Academy, Richard Milburn Academy, Spruce Pine Montessori, Union Independent School, and Water’s Edge Village Academy.

New Business

  • NCVPS/LEO Director’s Report

Business/Finance and Advocacy Committee Meeting (3:10 PM)

Action and Discussion Agenda

Action on First Reading

  • TCS 1 Approval of Grants
    • 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants There are five grant recipients listed in Wake. They include: About Face II, CONCERT, J.T. Locke Resource Center, Inc., Kreepers and Krawlers Learning Center, and O.A.S.I.S Foundation, Inc.
    • Approval of Carl D. Perkins College Tech Prep Grant There are seven Tier I schools/consortia that were not funded previously and who are recommended for funding in 2010-2013. In addition, there are 26 schools/consortia in Tier II recommended for funding in 2010-2013, who were funded in the past eight years. WCPSS is not included in any of these grants.
    • K-2 Reading Diagnostic Assessment Funds for Halifax County and Current Reading First Schools Transferring to Pilot The State Board is asked to approve the allocation of the Reading First funds to be transferred to Halifax and all the Reading First Schools who will become part of the reading pilot. There are seven elementary schools in Halifax that are part of the reading diagnostic pilot this year, using technology and assessment to track student progress. Two other elementary schools were Reading First Schools in Halifax and will become part of the reading pilot in 2010-2011. USED has given permission to use the Reading First funds to purchase the K-2 assessment system with technology that exists in the pilot schools and become part of the pilot. The funds may be used to purchase licenses, platforms, training and benchmarking kits. Every Reading First School was contacted and given the chance to be part of the pilot. The costs to extend the program in the Reading First Schools, who have decided to make the transition, including Halifax are $975,000.
  • TCS 2 Legislation Requiring Immediate State Board Attention The State Board will review Senate Bill 897, Appropriations Act of 2010, including the special provisions and to act on these so funds may be redirected or used. SBE will also act to adopt rules for implementation of furloughs for public schools, and act to appoint a task force of members of DPI to create the Comprehensive Arts Education Development Plan for public schools. They will review the required Studies as outlined in House Bill 900 and the budget changes as authorized by the General Assembly, and the impact of those adjustments. Finally they will discuss a listing of non-budget bills ratified during the session that impact public schools. DPI is presenting clarification and rules for the Furlough legislation enacted in the State Budget. Recommendations are as follows: #1: Define Salary-Four specifications including the salary from all  funding sources and all positions worked shall be combined in determining annual salary, #2: Minimum Furlough-Not less than half a day, #3 Days Excluded from the Furlough: No employees can be furloughed on an instructional day in traditional calendar, #4 Definition of Bonus Pay-Defines as compensation over and above the amount of pay as a base salary or hourly rate of pay and is not based on performing additional work (if an administrator is compensated in the from other than salary, this shall not be considered bonus unless it is contingent on a performance measure, #4 Reporting Requirements-LEAs shall report within 10 days of local board approval of the furlough and no later than September 10, 2010.
    • TCS 3 Requests for Repayment Waivers of the National Board Certification Fee The appeals of 24 teachers who failed to complete the process were considered by the Appeals Panel and the Panel’s recommendations will be presented to the State Board for approval. One individual of the 24 was recommended for a waiver of the $2,500 and all other waiver requests are recommended for denial.


  • TCS 4 Membership for the State Advisory Council on Indian Education The State Board is requested to replace and approve an individual whose term, on the Advisory Council on Indian Education, expired in June 2010. This person, if approved shall serve for two years. The three current members of the Council are also recommended to serve a second term. Angela Lynch is the new member who is replacing an outgoing member. The three recommended for reappointment include; Audrey Hunt, Velina Ebert, and Teresa Jones.

Update on Contracts

Contracts over $25,000 – 27 contracts totaling more than $7 million

Contracts under $25,000 – 23 contracts totaling more than $270,000

New Business

  • Update on Timeline for 2011-13 Biennial Budget
  • Intern Update-Presentation of Projects/Reports (presented at lunch)
    • The Evolution and use of Growth Models
    • An Introduction to Through-Course Assessment
    • The Effectiveness of State Assistance in Low-Performing High Schools
    • Evaluation Programs for North Carolina’s Gifted Children

Thursday, August 5, 2010

State Board of Education Meeting, (9:00 AM) Dr. William Harrison, Chairman

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance: Ms. Shirley Harris

Approval of Minutes

Special Recognition

  • Ms. Jennifer Facciolini, Sampson County Schools, 2011 NC AT&T Teacher of the Year
  • Ms. Jan King, Henderson County Schools, NC Wachovia Principal of the Year

Key Initiatives Reports and Discussion

  • ACRE Update- Ms. Angela Quick
    • CEDARS Update-Mr. Adam Levinson

Information Agenda

Globally Competitive Students

  • GCS 5 Field Testing and Special Studies for the 2010-2011 School Year The State Board will receive information on the proposed field tests for 2010-2011. They include the following: NCEXTEND 2 EOGs-Math, Reading Science, NCEXTEND 2 EOCs-Math, English II, Biology, EOGs-Science (Grades 5 & 8), Enhanced Assessment Grant-Grade 7-Math, Algebra I,  American Diploma-Algebra II, EOCs-English II, Biology, US History, Civics & Economics, and Lexile Linking Study EOCs-Physical Science, English I, Algebra I, II, Civics & Econ., US History, Biology, LEP-Listening, Reading, Writing, NAEP/TIMSS Linking Study-Math, Science (Grades: 4 and 8).
  • GCS 6 Online Course as a Graduation Requirement The State Board will hear information on a plan to require all entering ninth grade students in 2010-2011 to take a virtual on-line course to meet graduation requirements. North Carolina is the State with the second largest enrollment (33,699) in online courses, but does not have a policy requiring an online learning requirement.

Board Meeting and Committee Chair Reports

Action and Discussion Agenda

Superintendent’s Report

  • Dr. June Atkinson:

Chairman’s Remarks

  • Dr. Bill Harrison, Chairman
    • Legislative Update

New Business

  • Approval of the 2011 SBE Meeting Schedule

Old Business

  • District and School Transformation Update-Dr. Pat Ashley


Immediately Following the SBE Meeting, a Press Conference will be held to announce the ABCs/AYP results for the 2009-2010 school year.


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