MESSAGES 2014 :: MARCH 28, 2014

State Board to Hold Planning and Work Session/April Board Meeting Next Week

The State Board of Education will hold a Planning and Work Session next Monday and Tuesday, March 31-April 1, and its April Board meeting on Wednesday, April 2, at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University Center Annex, One University Drive, Pembroke.

Following is a summary of the agendas for the Planning and Work Session and April Board meeting. Because the Board meeting has been amended to one day, Board members will discuss all agenda items and take action as appropriate on Wednesday.

Agendas and executive summaries are posted online at The State Board's Planning and Work Session will not be audio streamed; however the Wednesday Board meeting will be for those who cannot attend. To listen, use the Live Audio Stream link at

To provide comments or feedback regarding specific agenda items, please email the State Board members individually (addresses available online at or email your comments/feedback to

State Board Planning and Work Session

12:45-4:45 p.m.
Session 1: Finalizing the Strategic Plan: Goal Discussion by Board Committees

State Board Planning and Work Session Continued

9 a.m. – Call to Order
9:05 a.m., Session 2: The Department of Public Instruction Implementation Plan
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m., Session 3: NC Standard Course of Study Rigor, Child Development and Kindergarten Readiness – Striking the Right Balance for Early Learners
12 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m., Session 4: Legislative and Budget Agenda for the 2014 Short Session and 2015 Long Session
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m., Session 5: Regional Superintendents Panel – Conversations with the NC State Board of Education
4:30 p.m. Concluding Comments
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

State Board of Education April Board Meeting

9 a.m. – Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, Approval of March Meeting Minutes

9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
Leadership for Innovation Committee
State Board member Rebecca Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
Action item: Report to the North Carolina General Assembly: Virtual Charter School Study
Discussion items: Charter School Advisory Board Recommendation on Douglass Academy; Charter Amendment Request for KIPP Gaston College Preparatory, Student Waiver Request from Flemington Academy, One-Year Delay for Stewart Creek High School, and Approval of LEAs and Charter Schools' Technology Plans.

9:50 – 10:05 a.m.
21st Century Professionals Committee
State Board member Olivia Oxendine, chair; John Tate, vice chair
Action items: Amendment to State Board Policy (TCP-A-006) Implementation of Corporal Pruitt Rainey Brass-to-Class Act Report and LEA and Charter Schools' Request for Standard Six Flexibility

10:05 – 10:10 a.m.
21st Century Systems Committee
State Board member Gregory Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair
Update on Contracts

10:10 – 10:35 a.m.
Globally Competitive Students Committee
State Board member Marcella Savage, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action item: State Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report
Discussion item: Course for Credit GCS-M-001

10:35 a.m. Break

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board member Tricia Willoughby, chair; Reginald Kenan, vice chair
Information item: 2012-13 Consolidated Data Report: School Crime and Violence, Suspensions and Expulsions, Use of Corporal Punishment and Dropout Rate

11:15 – 11:40 a.m.
21st Century Professionals Committee
Information item: K-3 Checkpoints for Teacher Effectiveness

11:40 – 11:45 a.m.
21st Century Systems Committee
Consent item: Report to the North Carolina General Assembly: Public School Procurement of Information Technology

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
State Superintendent's Report/Legislative Report

12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
Chairman's Comments: NC State Board of Education's Strategic Plan, New/Old Business

12:30 p.m. Adjourn to Closed Session


12:55 p.m. Return to Open Session and Adjourn