Mississippi Board of Education
March 15, 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. Report on Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of contract modification with Capital Security Services, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

05. [PULLED]

06. Discussion of contract modification with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Discussion of the establishment of the State Dropout Prevention Plan, 2007-2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

08. Discussion of contract with Brenda J. Hankins/Applied Training Corporation to develop the Recertification Course for School Foodservice Program Managers and Administrators, provide training for School Food Service Administrators, and conduct Train the Trainer Course (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

09. Discussion of Appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Federal Financial Management (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

10. Discussion of Appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Accreditation (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

11. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

12. Discussion of the methodology for selecting the Pilot Sites for Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi (James Sardin) Backup Material

13. Discussion of approval to award grants for Even Start Family Literacy Programs (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract modification of Reading First Monitors (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with University of Southern Mississippi for the development of the Mississippi Department of Education Leadership Model and Train-the-Trainer session(s) (Gwenda Purnell) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract modification with Aventa Learning to increase the number of students for courses through summer school 2007 for the Mississippi Virtual Public School (Gwenda Purnell) Backup Material

Consent Agenda Items

01. Continue in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the finds as a result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Backup Material

02. New school site for the Jones County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

03. Two (2) new school sites for the Harrison County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

04. Revisions to the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (James Sardin) Backup Material

05. Contract modification with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to continue to monitor and provide technical assistance to all nonpublic and private schools awarded Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

06. Contract modification for Billy R. Watson to continue to assist in administering the Hurricane Katrina Restart grants and School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) for the Mississippi Department of Education (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

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