Mississippi Board of Education
June 16, 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.         Report on (Kia Brown, Standard & Poor’s, School Evaluation Services) Backup material

3.         Report on the 2005 Special Session (Steve Williams/Joy Milam) Back-up material

4.         Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of two attorney positions to perform legal services for the State Board of Education (Steve Williams) Back-up material

5.       Discussion of funds distribution for Special Projects as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 64 (Steve Williams) Back-up material

6.         Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

7.         Discussion of grants to three consortiums to provide professional development of facilitation services (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

8.         Discussion to reinstate the Special Education Teacher Unit Methodology adopted in March 2003 and suspended in April 2004 due to budgetary constraints (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

9.         Discussion of establishing Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 for Elementary License K-3 Designated Critical Shortage School Districts Only (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

10.       Discussion of grant renewal with the University of Mississippi (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

11.       Discussion of revision of the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

14.       Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of comprehensive school reform efforts (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

15.       Discussion of awarding discretionary subgrants for the Rural and Low-Income School Program (Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2) (Susan Rucker) Back-up material        

16.       Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts calendar for school year 2005-2006 (Ron Love) Back-up material

17.       Discussion of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf calendar for school year 2005-2006 (Ron Love) Back-up material

18.       Discussion of the contract with MMI Dining Systems for the provision of food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Ron Love) Back-up material

19.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science calendar for school year 2005-2006 (Ron Love) Back-up material 

20.       Discussion of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2005-2006 school year (Ron Love) Back-up material

21.       Discussion of FY 2006 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services (James Sardin) Back-up material

22.       Discussion of contract with University of Southern Mississippi to administer teacher occupational competency assessment workshops and examinations for vocational and technical teachers (James Sardin) Back-up material

23.       Discussion of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative (James Sardin) Back-up material

24.       Discussion of contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with the management of the Statewide Purchasing Program for the Office of Child Nutrition (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

25.       Discussion of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY 2005 Financial Statement and FY 2006 Fee Structure (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

26.       Discussion of request to contract for pupil transportation services (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

27.       Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2005-2006 School Year (Policy No. DFBG-2) (John Jordan/Todd Ivey) Back-up material

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

29.       Discussion of consent agenda items Backup material

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