* State Board of Education Meets Next Week

The State Board of Education will meet next week, Aug. 5-6, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Following is a summary of the Board’s agenda. Please note that Board members will discuss all agenda items (unless otherwise noted) in their committee meetings on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Board members will summarize their Committee discussions and take action on agenda items as appropriate during their full Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6.

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 for those who can’t attend. To listen, use the Live Audio Stream link at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/.

To provide comments or feedback regarding specific agenda items, please email the State Board members individually (addresses available online at https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/AboutUs/AboutUs.aspx?S=10399&TID=1) or email your comments/feedback to publiccomments@dpi.nc.gov.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 6

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.

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 followed by a discussion of any new and old business.