Given the circumstances of the previous Board of Ed meeting, it's not that surprising that, contrary to usual practice, they are choosing to meet in August. The meeting is next Tuesday, August 15 at 9 am; the agenda is posted here.
So far, the only backup is one that says, in essence, Russell Johnston will update on Southbridge, so no great details yet.
There's also an update on ESSA (remember, Massachusetts got some feedback, plus there's been lots of discussion online, some of which was poorly informed; I'll be interested to see if that comes up!)
There's also a budget update (for one, DESE didn't get all the funding for testing they were looking for).
There's a first public discussion on a new Commissioner.
And they have to pay Jeff Wulfson as Acting Commissioner.
I'll be there and blogging!