Background: Second public hearings for the science, K-12 educational technology, and fine arts standards. First public hearing for the social studies standards.
Agenda Item 7.0 - Abby Javurek-Humig and Jan Martin, DOE
Subject: Assessment and Achievement Level Setting Update
Background: Update on the process for setting the achievement levels for state assessment.
Agenda Item 8.0 - Dr. Paul Turman, BOR
Subject: Board of Regents Report
Agenda Item 9.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE
Subject: Oglala Lakota College Educator Preparation
Background: Educator preparation programs in South Dakota are granted approval by the State Board of Education for a period of 7 years, if the required standards for approval are met. The review of the educator preparation program at Oglala Lakota College (OLC) was completed in October 2012. At that time, the assessment system at OLC did not meet the required standard and the educator preparation program at OLC was granted a 2 year approval. During October of 2014, an onsite review was completed. The interviews and documentation confirm that the educator preparation program at OLC now meets all of the required standards.
Agenda Item 10 - Tamara Darnall, DOE
Subject: Vocational Education System Fund Statements Report
Background: The Director of the Division of Finance and Management serves as the designee for receiving monthly statements for each SDHEFA Vocational Education Program account and provides a standing report to the Board of Education at each regularly scheduled meeting.
Agenda Item 11 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Technical Institute 10-Day Enrollment Update
Background: At the September meeting, the Board approved $220,000 of the HB1142 equipment funds for LATI to procure a replacement wind turbine nacelle and blades. LATI has since received a federal grant to purchase the nacelle and blades. Therefore, LATI requests approval to re-allocate those funds to the next highest priority equipment shortfalls.
Background: With current low interest rates, the existing Series 2008 technical institute bonds may be able to realize savings for the State of South Dakota through a refund. Approval of the resolution will not affect current cash flow or debt service coverage for technical institute bonds.
Agenda Item 16 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Update on Technical Institute Bonding for Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute
Background: Discussion on progress since the last board meeting and plans for moving forward.
Agenda Item 17 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Mitchell Technical Institute Equipment Approval
Background: During the 2014 SD Legislative Session, HB1142 was passed. The bill established an equipment fund for the postsecondary technical institutes and $1.5 million was transferred to the fund from the release of the postsecondary technical institutes facilities fund. Equipment purchases must be based upon priorities established by each postsecondary technical institute, approved by each postsecondary technical institute’s governing body and the Board. Approval is being requested for MTI’s proposal.
Agenda Item 18 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Subject: Technical Institute Placement Report Discussion
Background: Traditionally, the annual placement report reflecting technical institute graduates’ career and education outcomes has been presented to the Board in March. A graduate outcomes report to be developed in partnership with the Department of Labor & Regulation is now required pursuant to SDCL 13-1-63.There will be a discussion to determine how and when the Board would like to see placement results in the future.
Background: The State Board of Education adopts the SD standards revision cycle, SDCL 13:3:48. The current standards revision cycle was adopted by the Board of Education at the November, 2013 meeting. The current revision cycle needs to be updated to reflect the Department of Education’s plans for reviewing the next round of standards.
Agenda Item 21
Subject: 2015 Meeting Schedule
Background: The Board year shall begin January 1 and end on December 31. At the last meeting of each year, the Board shall schedule the regular Board meetings for the coming year.
Agenda Item 22
Subject: Election of Officers
Background: At the meeting prior to December 31 of each year, the members of the Board shall elect from their members a President and Vice President to serve for a term of one year.
Agenda Item 23
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