Mississippi Board of Education
September 11, 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 August 20-21, 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, September 10, 2009.)

05. [PULLED]

06. Approval of Report on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval to contract with Tann, Brown & Russ Co., PLLC to calculate the Fiscal Year 2011 Mississippi Adequate Education Program revised estimated Base Student Cost and revised total cost estimate
(Office of Policy and Operations)

08. Approval to contract with Discovery Education Assessment to provide online leadership assessments to Mississippi principals
(Office of Student Performance)

09. Approval to continue the Administrative Procedures Act process: To prescribe the information and format required to be included in the development and publication of an annual report as required by Senate Bill 2628, the Children First Act of 2009.
(Has received public comments during the Administrative Procedures Act process)
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

10. Approval to modify contract with the Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) to facilitate Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Training
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to contract with Decision First to provide training and installation on Business Objects Edge software that will allow web-based NCLB-compliant reports
(Office of Student Performance)

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 a new school site for the Ocean Springs School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of a new school site for the Holmes County School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval of school transportation equipment bids
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval to amend the list of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Schools At-Risk beginning Fall 2009 as required by MS Code §37-18-3
(Office of Student Performance)

F. Approval of modification of contract with Rivers Educational Services to review applications for funding under the Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Recovery Act
(Office of Student Performance)

G. Approval to issue an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers for the 2009-2010 School Year
(Office of Student Performance)

H. Approval to contract with Jennifer A. Jackson to provide services as the Coordinator of School Advancement at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)


VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2009 Administrator of the Year
Dr. Teresa Green, Congressional District 2
Isable Elementary School
Jackson Public School District

Congressional District Finalists
Finalist, Congressional District 1
Vince Jordan
Myrtle Attendance Center
Union County School District

Finalist, Congressional District 3
Dr. Roma Morris
Pearl Lower Elementary School
Pearl School District

Finalist, Congressional District 4
Denise Wilkinson
Hancock Middle School
Hancock County School District

Yazoo County School District
Kaleb Eulls
Lucille Boddy

September 2009 MDE Employee of the Month

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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