Mississippi Board of Education
January 18, 2007
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


01. Report of State Superintendent of Education

02. Discussion of submitting request to Governor that the Governor lift the state of emergency declared pursuant to Section 37-17-6 in the Holmes County School District (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

03. Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability Update (Beth Sewell/Kris Kaase) Back-up material

04. Report on Mississippi's National Performance (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

05. Update on Jefferson Davis County financial advisory status (Steve Williams) Back-up material

06. 2007 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Back-up material

07. Discussion of continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on results of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Back-up material

08. Discussion of State Dropout Prevention Plan, 2007-2019 (Sheril Smith) Back-up material

09. Discussion of Appointment of Bureau Director I for the Office of Accounting (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

10. Discussion of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

11. Discussion of contract modification with Melior-Delaware, Inc., to allow access to online training and education services and a Learning Management System for the implementation of Automotive Technical Online Training (James Sardin) Back-up material

12. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (James Sardin) Back-up material

13. Discussion of awarding grants to one regional service center and two consortiums to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Mattie T. Modified Consent Decree Agreement (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

14. Discussion of corrective action plans for public school districts assigned an accreditation status of ADVISED or PROBATION (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

15. Discussion of proposed revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

16. Discussion of adopting the National Staff Development Council's Standards for Staff Development (Revised 2001) (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up material

17. Discussion to contract with SERVE to assist Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) staff in reviewing district technology plans and providing personnel to interview recipients for the E2T2 Competitive Grant (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up material

18. Discussion of contract with Edvantia, Inc for evaluative services for Recruiting and Retaining Educators for America's Children Program (REACH) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

19. Discussion of Masters degree program in Elementary Education at Blue Mountain College as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

20. Discussion of Supplemental Endorsement in Library/Media at Blue Mountain College as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

Consent Items

21. Contract modification with Caroline Coston to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

22. Contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc., for the assessment item banks (to reduce the cost) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

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