Mississippi Board of Education
November 20, 2009
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of October 22-23, 2009

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Action Items
           (Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, November 19, 2009.)

02. Approval of submitting request to the Governor that the Governor lift the state of emergency declared pursuant to Section 37-17-6 in the Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Student Performance)

04. Approval of report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district and school accreditation designations
(Office of Student Performance)

05. Approval to modify contract with James Reeves to serve as Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Student Performance)

06. Approval to modify contract with Robert Strebeck to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval to modify contract with Dr. George Gilreath to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District
(Office of Student Performance)

08. Approval to modify contract with James Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District
(Office of Student Performance)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 902 - GED Option Guidelines
(Office of Student Performance)

11. Approval to adopt a State Board Policy defining “inordinately large” as that term is used in Section 37-151-103(3) to determine average daily attendance as a result of epidemic, natural disaster, or any concerted activity discouraging school attendance under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

12. Approval of Carnegie unit credit for Management, Year 1 (Vocational) and Marketing & Economics, Year 1 (Vocational) to meet the Economics (Academic) and Personal Finance (Academic) requirements for high school graduation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

14 Approval to modify the contract with NURSEstat, Inc. to provide nursing services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Consent Items

A. Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 Contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval of report of FY 2010 contracts executed in October 2009
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval to renew competitive contracts with various manufacturers to provide distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All 7 Regions in the State)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval to modify contract with Carlen Henington to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts with disproportionate representation of minority students identified with Specific Leaning Disability (SLD) as well as for those under identifying students who may be Emotionally Disturbed (EmD). Provide PBIS training to selected school districts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Approval to modify Interagency Agreement (IA) with Information Technology Services (ITS) and to extend the time on the Ciber Contract that is overseen under the IA
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

F. Approval of Financial Advisor for Water Valley School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

G. Approval of persons, firms, corporations or associations authorized to sell bus bodies and school buses sold as complete units
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2009 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools
Center Hill Elementary, DeSoto County School District
D'Iberville Elementary, Harrison County School District
Rankin Elementary, Tupelo Public School District
Long Beach Middle School , Long Beach School District

November 2009 MDE Employee of the Month
Mary Bobbitt

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Report on meetings attended
    02. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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