Meeting of the Board of Regents | March 2010
Report of the
REGENTS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS WORKING GROUP
The Board of Regents
March 9, 2010
Your College and Career Readiness Working Group held its scheduled meeting on March 9, 2010. All Working Group members were present, except for Regent Tilles, who was excused.
General Educational Development (GED) Program Budget and Policy Considerations
Your College and Career Readiness Working Group recommends that the Board of Regents approves the short-term actions to address immediate budget concerns in the GED program including suspending the $20 reimbursement for testing site contracts, effective July 1, 2010. The Working Group also discussed possible long term actions to address GED policy and budget concerns and endorsed gathering feedback from the field on those recommendations. Members of the Working Group requested that specific recommendations be developed to address the needs of those GED candidates who are 16-18 years old and those who are adults. Regent Bottar asked that the Working Group members get back to him within the next 10 days with any objections they may have to any of the proposed long-term recommendations. The Working Group also endorsed a proposed work plan and meeting schedule for the College and Career Readiness Working Group and staff will work on the details for future meetings. Regent Bottar asked that the Working Group members share with Senior Deputy Commissioner John King ideas that they have for a few issues that the Working Group may be able to work through within the next couple of months and those bigger issues that may necessitate future analysis and discussion by the Board of Regents. [CCR (D) 1]
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your College and Career Readiness Working Group recommends, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Group’s deliberations at its meeting on March 9, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
That concludes my report.