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State Board of Education To Meet Wednesday

State Board of Education members Steve Yager, Cari Whicker and Vince Bertram listen to the presentation about the growth tables at April's meeting.

State Board of Education members Steve Yager, Cari Whicker and Vince Bertram listen to the presentation about the growth tables at April\’s meeting.” credit=”Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana

The State Board of Education meets for its monthly meeting Wednesday, with a fairly light agenda to tackle.

The board will approve the changing of governing body procedures in MSD Washington Township and Kokomo, such as how the school board is elected.

They also have the opportunity to approve technology and construction grants for a large number of school districts.

The count for special education students will also formally be approved. Students in Indiana are counted twice a year so the state has an accurate perception of enrollment at schools. The count for special education students shows an increase between the December count and the April count, with 319 more students enrolled with a physical or cognitive disability.

We’ll also get an update on testing and accountability. IREAD-3 tests from 2016 are scored but not available yet to the public. The accountability part of the update will focus on summer training sessions for schools to learn about the new A-F system approved at the April meeting.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Room 233 of the Statehouse. Reporters Claire McInerny (@ClaireMcInerny) and Peter Balonon-Rosen (@pbalonon_rosen) will be at the meeting so follow them on Twitter for updates.

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