Mississippi Board of Education
September 18, 2008
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
  •  Report from Conservators
02. Report on the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Redesign of Teacher Preparation (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material
Note: This item will be presented immediately after lunch

03. Discussion of Five-Year Strategic Plan (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

04. Discussion of revisions of the 2008 Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

05. Discussion of methodology to award competitive one-year grants for the MVPS and AT&T Wireless Labs to be located in three middle school or high school locations (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

06. Discussion to issue an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service providers (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

07. Discussion of methodology to award Homeless Education grant dollars in support of local efforts of providing supplemental services to homeless children and youth in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

08. Discussion of appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

09. Discussion to adopt the recommendations of the Hearing Officer to impose the consequence of expulsion for the Fall 2008 semester on Students 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06 from the Mississippi School of the Arts for committing various offenses on August 20, 2008 in violation of the MSA student hand book Backup Material

10. Discussion of appointment of Principal (Education Bureau Director II) for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

11. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Procurement (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

12. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of School Improvement (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

13. Discussion to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Accreditation (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

14. Discussion to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Budget and Planning (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

15. Discussion to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Policy and School Financial Services (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. School transportation equipment bids (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

B. Grant awards for two (2) additional local school districts participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

C. Contract with Cline Tours for the provision of providing charter bus service for Mississippi School for the Deaf students and staff for athletic and academic activities (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Change to the Licensure Guidelines for Supplemental Endorsements added by Middle Grade Institutes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Contract with The Finance Project to provide sustainability training to 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

F. Contract with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to coordinate/facilitate the second year of a partnership between the MDE, local school districts, and universities for development of preparation programs that prepares effective school leaders (Paula Means) Backup Material

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

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