Conference Call Meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education, 03/27/2020 11:00 AM 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2825, (The conference call will be hosted from the Seventh Floor Board Lounge.)
State Board of Education Vision: Every public school student in North Carolina will be empowered to accept academic challenges, prepared to pursue their chosen path after graduating high school, and encouraged to become lifelong learners with the capacity to engage in a globally-collaborative society.
State Board of Education Mission: The mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is to use its constitutional authority to guard and maintain the right of a sound, basic education for every child in North Carolina Public Schools.
NOTE: Adjournment time is approximate.
I. 11:00 AM - Conference Call Meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education
A. Call to Order/Chair's Report
1. Eric C. Davis
B. Roll Call to Determine Quorum
C. Approval of the March 27, 2020 Agenda
D. Chairman's Report
II. ACTION AND DISCUSSION AGENDA COMMITTEE MEETINGS & REPORTS
A. 11:15 AM -- STUDENT LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. JB Buxton, Chair and Dr. Olivia Holmes Oxendine, Vice Chair)
b. SLA 2 - COVID-19: NC Textbook Evaluation and Adoption
The leaders of the Textbook Commission are recommending to indefinitely postpone the 2020 textbook evaluation and adoption process that is currently in progress.
B. 11:35 AM -- BUSINESS OPERATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Alan Duncan, Chair and Mr. Todd Chasteen, Vice Chair)
1. ACTION ON FIRST READING
a. BSOP 1 - Approval of Contracts over $500 Thousand per CNTR-002
b. BSOP 2 - COVID-19: $50 Million Allotment Distribution (ALOT-003)
It is recommended that the SBE discuss and approve one of the 3 presented options for the COVID-19 $50 Million Dollar Allotment Distribution.
c. BSOP 3 - COVID-19: Exceptional Children (EC) Division April 1 Child Count (ALOT-003)
The State Board of Education is asked to approve the recommendation that for April 1, 2020 child count, a statistical formula will be used to project the normal increase from December 1 to April 1 child count, using the last five years of data.
The current policy requires districts to submit are report and certify the number of students eligible for special education services.
Due to COVID-19, this will be an extra burden on local EC departments and teachers, and could impact their State Aid funding from the State. This could include reduced funding due to IEP meetings not being held, or completion of initial referrals for special education, due to the Executive Order #120.
III. NEW BUSINESS
A. COVID-19 - State of Emergency Sick Leave (BENF-001)
It is recommended that the State Board of Education approve Section 9.4.2 Contagious Disease Policy to Address 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.