MESSAGES 2014 :: JULY 3, 2014

State Board of Education Meets Next Thursday Via Conference Call

The State Board of Education will meet via conference call next Thursday, July 10, from 10-11 a.m. The call will be audio streamed, and will be hosted from the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Following is a summary of the Board's agenda. The agenda and executive summaries are posted online at 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

Board Agenda:
Call to order and approval of agenda and June State Board meeting minutes. State Superintendent June Atkinson will follow with her report to the Board. As part of her report, Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu will report on legislative activities.

Globally Competitive Students Committee
State Board member Marcella Savage, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action item: Academic Achievement Standards and Achievement Level Descriptors for End-of-Grade Assessments in English Language Arts/Reading and Math at Grades 3-8, Beginning-of-Grade ELA/Reading, and EOG Science Grades 5 and 8, and Read to Achieve Test Grade 3

21st Century Professionals Committee
State Board member Olivia Oxendine, chair; John Tate, vice chair
Action item: Local Options for Middle School Career and Technical Education Assessments

Leadership for Innovation Committee
State Board member Rebecca Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
Action item: One-Year Delay for Providence Charter High School

21st Century Systems Committee
State Board member Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair

Update on Contracts

Under the Board's Consent Agenda, members will approve Technical Corrections to Accountability Policies, Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities, Proposed Qualifying Praxis II Test Scores, Charter School Advisory Board Recommendation on Application Content, and Renewal Recommendation for Kestrel Heights Charter School with Charter Expiring in 2014.

Chairman Bill Cobey will conclude the meeting with the approval of the Board's 2015 Meeting Schedule and a discussion of any old business.

The Board will then go into Closed Session at 10:45 a.m., return to open session and adjourn at 11 a.m.