Mississippi Board of Education
August 18, 2005
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi



1.       Report of State Superintendent of Education

2.         Discussion of revision of the Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 to include an interim alternate route license (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

3.         Discussion of amending the Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 “Alternate Route One-Year Certification Highly Qualified Designation for Teachers not new to the Profession” (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

4.         Discussion of Dropout and Graduation Rate Calculations (John Jordan/Steve Williams) Back-up material

5.         Report on Technical Assistance and Corrective Action for Coahoma County School District (Steve Williams) Backup material

6.         Discussion of The Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) and Recognition as a Regional Accrediting Agency (Steve Williams) Backup material

7.         Discussion of removing the financial advisor from the Amory School District (John Jordan/Todd Ivey) Backup material

8.         Report on School Improvement (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

9.         Special Education Update (Bonita Potter) Backup material

10.       Discussion of Agreement between Lamar County Public School District and Lumberton Public School District for Alternative Education Program (Bonita Potter) Backup material

11.       Discussion of awarding the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of awarding continuation grants for Even Start Family Literacy Program (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of contract modification with E and R Assessments to provide professional development training on the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Students with Disabilities (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

14.       Discussion of contract renewal with Inline Connections for MDE Hardware Maintenance (Derrick Lindsay) Back-up material

15.       Report of personnel actions (Ethel Carson) Back-up material

16.       Discussion of items which have cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process:  Back-up material

  • Establish Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 for Elementary License K-3 Designated Critical Shortage School Districts Only (Office of Quality Educators – Daphne Buckley) Back-up material
  • Revise Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook (Susan Rucker) Backup material
  • Increase the standard (cut score) for the Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument for Superintendents, Central Office Staff, and Principals as a part of the evaluation process for Priority Schools as recommended by the Standard Setting Committee (Office of Instructional Programs and Services – Susan Rucker) Backup material

17.       Discussion of consent agenda items Backup material A  Backup material B  Backup material C

18.       Consideration of Executive Session

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