Mississippi Board of Education
July 19, 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 Backup Material

02. Discussion of the FY09 Budget Request (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of the State Board of Education’s 2008 Legislative Priorities (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of establishing a policy for implementation of the Mississippi Performance Pay Plan as required by Senate Bill 2602, 2006 legislative session
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of Five-Year Strategic Plan (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) for the Office of Data Management Support Services and Program Management (Ethel Carson) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3101—Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

08. [PULLED]

09. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Report of the Special Education Advisory Panel (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Mississippi Science Tests for Grade 5 and Grade 8 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) High School Student Proficiency Level (Cut) Scores (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

15. Discussion of awarding new competitive grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

16. Discussion of adding Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers to existing state approved list (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Continue in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the findings that, pursuant to the continuing proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi, a state of emergency continue to exist as a result of Hurricane Katrina and that, pursuant to the provisions of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, federal funds have been allocated to address educational needs resulting from this disaster (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Modify grant awards to existing Mississippi Reading First school districts (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

C. Contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide part-time instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Contract with Tammy Stanford to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Contract with E. Cornell Malone Corporation for the provision of a new roof on the Mississippi School for the Deaf Recreation Building on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Awarding grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic education course and continuing education course for local school board members (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Report of personnel actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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