Mississippi Board of Education
December 17, 2009
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


01. Report from the State Superintendent of Education (John Jordan) Backup Material

02. Report on Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

03. Report on Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Discussion of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2009-2010 (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Report on Mississippi Dyslexia Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

06. Report on Mississippi Reading Sufficiency Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

07. Discussion to modify grant awards for the FFY ’08 Even Start Family Literacy Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Report on Evaluation of High School Redesign (Mike Mulvihill) Backup Material

09. Discussion to revise State Board Policy 902 - GED Option Guidelines
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/without public comments) (Toni Kersh) Backup Material

10. Discussion to modify contracts with the Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) to conduct administrative training for administrators across the state as directed by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) (Paula Vanderford) Backup Material

11. Discussion of estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2011 (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

12 Discussion of methodology for awarding grants to Mississippi colleges, universities, educational consortiums and other educational service providers to support activities that recruit, retain, and enhance Mississippi educators (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

13. Discussion to modify language in the Brookhaven School District (BSD) Interlocal Agreement to include the use of BSD school buses by the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2009-2010 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion contract with to develop an online recruitment system and provide support services (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of School Financial Services (Martez Hill) Backup Material

16. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Human Resources (Martez Hill) Backup Material

17. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Internal Accountability (Martez Hill) Backup Material

18. Discussion for the Mississippi Department of Education to reallocate the Jackson Public School District’s unused 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation (Martez Hill) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Fiscal Year 2010 contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits (Martez Hill) Backup Material

B. Report of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts executed in November 2009 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Modify contract with Ken Swindol to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts with disproportionate representation of minority students identified with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) as well as for those under identifying students who may be Emotionally Disturbed (EmD) and to provide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) training to selected school districts (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

D. Report of Personnel Actions (Martez Hill) Backup Material

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