Mississippi Board of Education
February 17, 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. Legislative Update (Steve Williams/Joy Milam) Back-up material

3. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2004 (Steve Williams) Back-up material

4. Discussion of methodology for selecting the recipient of the Charles M. Deaton Service to Education Award (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

5. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive grants to eligible local school districts for the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

6. Discussion of methodology for selection of school districts to receive grants to provide Effective School and Classroom Management training for teachers and administrators (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

7. Discussion of contract award to Ciber, Inc., for the K-12 Network Support Services to provide onsite technical support for Mississippi public school districts (Derrick Lindsay) Back-up material

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

9. Report on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

10. Discussion of methodology to select high schools to participate in a pilot study for high school redesign (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

11. Annual Report from the Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement (Bonita Potter) Back- up material

12. Discussion of awarding Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grants (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

13. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4 (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

14. Discussion of revision of Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations (Bonita Potter)
Back-up material

15. Discussion of appointments to Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board (Ron Love) Back-up material

16. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer (Ethel Carson) Back-up material

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

18. Discussion of items which have cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process: Revised the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook (Steve Williams/Steve Hebbler) Back-up material

19. Discussion of consent agenda items Back-up material

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