March 21, 2011 - Board Documents

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Agenda Item 1.0

Subject: Adoption of March 21, 2011 Agenda(download)

Agenda Item 2.0

Subject: Approval of Jan. 24, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Agenda Item 3.0 - Executive Session - Bobbi Rank, AG

Agenda Item 4.0 - Wade Pogany, DOE

Subject: Common Core Assessment

Background: Update on progress

Recommended Action: Informational

Agenda Item 5.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: Standards based Curriculum Updates
1. Personal Finance Standards process/progress
a. May adoption?
2. World Language Standards process/progress
a. May adoption?
3. Implementation of Common Core progress

Revisions were needed in the areas of Personal Finance and World Languages
Adoption of the Common Core

Recommended Action: Informational

Agenda Item 6.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: TI 2009-10 Placement Reports

Background: Yearly Report

Recommended Action: Informational

Agenda Item 7.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: TI Programs-New, Expanded and Name Changes:

1. Program Name Changes:
2. New Programs
3. Expanded Programs

Background: Review of electronic documents

Recommended Action:
Approval of all program name changes, new programs and expanded programs.

Agenda Item 8.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: TI Facility and Bonding Updates

Background: Review of electronic documents

Recommended Action:
Approval of Certificate of Compliance
Approval of LATI & MTI Resolution

Agenda Item 9.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: TI-State Tuition, State Fees and Budgets (download)

Background: Review of electronic documents

Recommended Action:
Approval of State Tuition ($95), State Facility Fees: 2012-$19, 2013-$22, 2014-$25, 2015-$28, M&R Fees 2012-$3, 2015-$4 and 2011 & 2012 Estimated Budgets

Agenda Item 10.0 - Tamara Darnall, DOE

Subject: Administrative Rules Related to School District General Fund Balances

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) recently issued Statement 54, which changes how different components of fund balances are reported. One change is the elimination of term “unreserved” when referring to fund balances.

Furthermore, legislation has been brought forward to repeal the general fund balance cap for school districts.

Changes to ARSD 24:17 are needed to bring the language in line with accounting principles and statute changes.

Recommended Action:
Move ARSD 24:17:01and 24:17:02 to public hearing in June

Agenda Item 11.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Professional Practices Update

Agenda Item 12.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Teacher Standards

In response to SB 24 from the 2010 legislature, the South Dakota Department of Education has facilitated work with the appointed Teachers Standards and Evaluation Work Group to create standards for teaching. Section 1 of the bill reads: "The Board of Education shall, no later than July 1, 2011, promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish minimum professional performance standards for certified teachers in South Dakota public schools, and to establish best practices for the evaluation of the performance of certified teachers that may be used by individual school districts."

Based on the research of the work group following five meetings, the Charlotte Danielson framework is recommended to serve as the basis for South Dakota's teaching standards. Following approval of these standards by the Board of Education, the department will reconvene the group to begin work on the evaluation instrument.

Recommended Action:
Approved Danielson Framework as a basis for the teaching standards for South Dakota.

Agenda Item 13.0 - Rayne Dosch, DOE

Subject: Head Start Update

The U.S.Department of Education’s proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act supports a continuum of learning, beginning at birth, in order to close the achievement gap and ensure that every student graduates from high school ready to succeed in college and a career. ED is committed to working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help States create coherent systems of early learning from birth through 3rd grade. Rayne Dosch, Head Start State Collaboration Office, will share information on this initiative from recent National Conferences.

Recommended Action:
Awareness of Federal initiative

Agenda Item 14.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Secretary of Education Report

Agenda Item 15.0 - Sam Gingerich, BOR

Subject: Board of Regents Update

Sam Gingerich, System Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Board of Regents, will provide an update on a set of university initiatives that link with the mission of the department.

Recommended Action:

Agenda Item 16.0

Subject: Election of Officers