Upcoming Meeting

The next regular meeting of the State Board of Education takes place:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 103

111 Sewall Street

Augusta, Maine
Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.


Directions to the Burton Cross State Office Building, Augusta

 

January 14, 2015

Burton Cross State Office Building

 

8:30 - 9:00 Commissioner's Update Tom Desjardin
9:00 - 9:30 Essential Programs and Services Suzan Beaudoin
9:30 - 10:30 Transfer Appeals, Rulemaking and Boardsmanship

Sarah Forster

10:30 - 10:45 Break  
10:45 - 11:00 Charter Commission Update Ande Smith
11:00 - 11:30 Construction Scott Brown
11:30 - 12:00

Career and Technical Education

Meg Harvey
12:00 - 12:30

Higher Education

Angel Martinez Loredo
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch  
1:00 Business Meeting  

Business Agenda

 I.   Call to Order

II.   Roll Call (Members Present) 

III.  Student Transfer Appeals

     The Board will meet in executive session to discuss/decide appeals.  The Board will vote in public session to

      approve/disapprove the tranfer of the student(s)

IV.  Vision Statement

      The Vision of the State Board of Education is to prepare Maine public school graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to

      be college, career, citizenship and life ready.

V.  Minutes of the Last Meeting

      November 12, 2014

VI. Committee Reports

  •        Construction
  •        Certification and Higher Education
  •        Career and Technical Education

VII. Consent Agenda

       A. Receipt of the Thomas College Program Review Team Report of Findings

       B. Receipt of the University of Maine at Machias Program Review Team Report of Findings

       C. Receipt of the State Review Team Report of Findings from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and

            Human Development State Program Approval Visit

       D. Receipt of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development Program Review Team Report of Findings

VIII. New Business

        A. Major Capital School Construction Program: Site Approval Consideration; RSU #19, for a new school in Newport, ME

        B. Provisional Adoption of Amendments to State Board Rule Chapter 61 - Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects

        C. Request for Provisional Adoption of Proposed Elimination of State Board Rule Chapter 60 - New School Siting Approval

        D. Consideration of the Colby College Program Review Team Report of Findings

        E. Consideration of the Review Team Report of Findings Concerning the Unity College Application for Additional

             Degree-Granting Authority

        F. Receipt Approval of the Recommendation of the Certification and Higher Education Committee to accept the Proposed

             Changes to Chapter 13 as Suggested by Commenters and to Approve an Extension of the Comment Period for an Additional

             30 days for Proposed Revisions to Section 3.10

        G. Approval of the Review Team for the University of Maine at Fort Kent State Program Approval Visit

IX. Officer's Reports

  •       Chair
  •       Vice Chair

X.   Board Member Reports

XI .  Announcements

        A.  Expense Account Vouchers

XII.  Public Comment

XIII. Adjourn

Supporting Documents

 

Receipt of the Thomas College Program Review Team Report of Findings

      

Exhibit **** Team Report

 

Receipt of the University of Maine at Machias Program Review Team Report of Findings

 

Exhibit **** Report **** Self Study

 

Receipt of the State Review Team Report of Findings from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and

Human Development State Program Approval Visit

 

Exhibit **** Team Report **** Institutional Report

 

Receipt of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development Program Review Team Report of Findings

 

Exhibit **** Report **** Team Report

 

Major Capital School Construction Program: Site Approval Consideration; RSU #19, for a new school in Newport, ME

  

Exhibit

 

Provisional Adoption of Amendments to State Board Rule Chapter 61 - Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects

 

Exhibit **** Final Draft

 

Request for Provisional Adoption of Proposed Elimination of State Board Rule Chapter 60 - New School Siting Approval

 

Exhibit

 

Consideration of the Colby College Program Review Team Report of Findings

 

Exhibit **** Team Report

 

Consideration of the Review Team Report of Findings Concerning the Unity College Application for Additional

 

Exhibit **** Team Report

 

Receipt Approval of the Recommendation of the Certification and Higher Education Committee to accept the Proposed

Changes to Chapter 13 as Suggested by Commenters and to Approve an Extension of the Comment Period for an Additional

30 days for Proposed Revisions to Section 3.10

 

Exhibit **** Final Rule without 3.10 Revisions **** Final Rule with 3.10 Revisions

 

Approval of the Review Team for the University of Maine at Fort Kent State Program Approval Visit

 

Exhibit

 

Updated 1/7/15