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The 364rd Meeting of the State Board of Education

September 8-9, 2021

September 8, 2021 Virtual Meeting Location:
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Telephone: 346-248-7799 (Toll Free): Meeting ID: 921 0289 1310

September 9, 2021 Virtual Meeting Location:
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Telephone: 346-248-7799 (Toll Free): Meeting ID: 917 7460 4345

Agenda

Wednesday, September 8:

9:00am - 12:30 pm - Working Session

Council of Higher Education & Master Plan for Higher Education Advisory Committee

Call to Order:  Dr. Jonathan Peri, Chair 

Opening Remarks  Dr. Jonathan Peri, Chair 

Presentation:  Dr. Tanya I. Garcia 

Update on Postsecondary Attainment in Pennsylvania. 

Discussion Item:  Council Members & Advisory Committee Members 

Strategic Priority 1: Increase Credential Completion to Meet the Commonwealth's Need for Talent

Recess

1:00pm: Committee Meeting

Academic Standards/Chapter 4 Committee: Dr. Lee Williams, Chair 

Presentation: Judd Pittman 

Proposed updates to academic standards

Discussion Item: Committee Members  

Next steps on proposed amendments to Chapter 4 (updates to academic standards for Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology) 

Public Comment 

Action Items:  

Next Steps on proposed amendments to Chapter 4

Adjournment 

1:30pm: Committee of the Whole

Call to OrderKaren Farmer White, Chair 

Opening Remarks 

Followed immediately by: Council of Basic Education

Opening Comments:  Dr. Lee Williams, Chair 

Approval of the Minutes: July 14, 2021 meeting 

Committee Report:  Dr. Lee Williams

Academic Standards/Chapter 4

Report of the Acting Deputy Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education:  Dr. Sherri Smith 

Presentation:  Brian Campbell and Rich Maraschiello, PDE

High School Graduation Requirements and Extenuating Circumstances

Public Comment 

Action Items:   

Approval of Extenuating Circumstance for Waivers Under Section 121 of the School Code.  

Announcements 

Adjournment 

Thursday, September 9

9:00 am Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness Committee

Call to Order:  Sandra Dungee Glenn, Chair 

Opening Comments:

Discussion Item:

Final amendments to Chapter 49 (Certification of Professional Personnel)

Public Comment 

Action Items:   

Final amendments to Chapter 49 (Certification of Professional Personnel)

Adjournment 

10:00 am Council of Higher Education

Call to Order/Reconvene:  Dr. Jonathan Peri, Chair 

Opening Comments:

Approval of the Minutes: July 14, 2021 meeting 

Committee Report:  Sandra Dungee Glenn

Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness Committee 

Report of the Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education:  Dr. Tanya I. Garcia 

Presentation:  Dr. Tanya I. Garcia 

Annual Human Capital Report

Discussion Item: Dr. Jonathan Peri, Chair 

Master Plan for Higher Education

Public Comment:

Action Item:

Final amendments to Chapter 49 (Certification of Professional Personnel)

Announcements 

Adjournment 

Followed immediately by: State Board of Education

Call to Order:  Karen Farmer White, Chair 

Opening Comments:

Approval of the Minutes:  July 14, 2021 meeting 

Report of the Secretary of Education:  Dr. Noe Ortega 

Public Comment 

Action Items: 

  • Approval of Extenuating Circumstance for Waivers Under Section 121 of the School Code.  
  • Final amendments to Chapter 49 (Certification of Professional Personnel)

Announcements 

Executive Session 

Adjournment