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May 21, 2012 - Board Meeting

9:00 a.m. via DDN
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Item 1.0 | Item 2.0 | Item 3.0 | Item 4.0 | Item 5.0 | Item 6.0 | Item 7.0 | Item 8.0 | Item 9.0 | Item 10.0 | Item 11.0

Agenda Item 1.0

Subject: Adoption of May 21, 2012 Agenda

Agenda Item 2.0

Subject: - Approval of March 19, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Agenda Item 3.0 - Sam Shaw, DOE

Subject: Next Generation Science Standards

Background: South Dakota is a Lead State in the creation of the Next Generation Science Standards. The Public Draft was released on 5/11/12.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 4.0 - Sam Gingerich, BOR

Subject: Sam Gingerich, BOR

-- 2012 Instate Teacher Placement
-- 2012 Teacher Education Accountability Report

Recommended Action:

Agenda Item 5.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: EPSCoR/PLTW Annual Report

Background: The Office of Learning and Instruction will provide an annual update for the BOE on the progress made with the EPSCoR grant and the Project Lead The Way programs. As a part of the EPSCoR grant, the DOE reports on data accumulated through the projects in an annual report.

- 2012 EPSCoR RFP
- EPSCoR Strategic Implementation Plan
- South Dakota Project Lead The Way 2012

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 6.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: Technical Institutes – New, Expanded Programs and Updates

1. LATI Program updates
- “High Performance Engine Machining” New Program start fall 2013
- “Surveying and Mechanical CAD” program name change effective fall 2012

2. Mitchell Technical Institute
- “Small Business Management” program expansion start fall 2012
- “Dietary Management “ program expansion start fall 2012
- “Industrial Controls” Certificate option for TAA grant, starting fall 2012

3. Southeast Technical Institute
- “Administrative Assistant” program expansion start fall 2012
- Program Name Change: Graphic Design to Media Design Technology

4. Western Dakota Technical Institute
- “Computer-Aided Drafting” online program expansion for TAA grant, starting fall 2012
- “Computer Science” program name change effective fall 2012

Recommended Action:
Approval of new / expanded programs and name changes

Agenda Item 7.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: Technical Institutes – Master Facility Planning Updates
(download backup document)

Background: The Technical Institutes are on Phase II of a Phase III facility plan

Recommended Action: Support to continue moving forward and working on items for Phase III

Agenda Item 8.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: Technical Institutes – Workforce Critical Needs Scholarship
(download document)

Background: The Critical Need Workforce Scholarship was created to encourage South Dakota students to:

- Obtain technical training at a South Dakota Postsecondary Technical Institute in areas where there is a critical workforce shortage;

- Encourage students who are training for employment in areas of critical need to remain in South Dakota upon completion of their postsecondary technical education;

- Contribute to the economic growth of South Dakota and its long-range workforce development.

Upon recommendation by the Governor of South Dakota, each of the four technical institutes will receive funds to establish a scholarship program that will address critical need areas in the state’s work force, or enhance existing scholarship programs which address those same needs. Funds for this program will be administered by the South Dakota Department of Education in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 9.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: Lake Area Technical Institute, “In the News”
- Press Release
- LATI in the news

Background: Recently Lake Area Technical Institute received national attention:

- Lake Area Tech has been ranked as one of the top finalists for the Presidential Award for its work in service learning projects both locally and nationally. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education honors the nation’s leading colleges and universities, students and faculty members, and staff for commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.

- LATI’s Energy Ops graduate, Carlos Pasara, placed 4th in the Governor’s Giant Vision (Entrepreneurship) contest yesterday, winning $2000, and successfully representing LATI. His business plan is for a $120 million biorefinery.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 10.0 - Dr. Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: First Reading – ARSD 24:08:06:01 - Teacher performance standards

Background: The state adopted the Danielson teaching standards in 2011. Districts were relying on the passage of HB 1234 to impose a delay on the requirement to align evaluation tools until 2014-15. With or without the bill becoming law after the November vote, the rule will need to be changed to give districts the time to properly realign their systems to the Danielson framework in 2014-15.

Recommended Action: Move to Public Hearing in July.

Agenda Item 11.0 - Dr. Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Secretary’s Update