Mississippi Board of Education
February 17, 2011
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


01. Report of State Superintendent of Education (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

02. Report on North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

03. Report on Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Discussion of methodology to award grant funds in support of local improvement efforts authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Update on submission of the State Literacy Plan to the United States Department of Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

06. Update on Common Core State Standards and Assessments (Lynn House) Backup Material

07. Presentation on the Mississippi Accountability Model Growth Component (Lynn House) Backup Material

08. Report on recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education in Mississippi (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion of renewing agreement with Blackboard, Incorporated, to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for Vocational Education and Workforce Development (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of approval of the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

12. Discussion of approving an amendment of the initial contract and the contingent contract of employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendents, Principals, and Licensed Employees (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 401 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

14. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 1000 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

15. Discussion of removing State Board of Education Policy 5600 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

16. Discussion of awarding grants in support of Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2011 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

17. Discussion of establishing a State Board Policy for the Office of Educational Accountability (John Gilbert) Backup Material

18. Discussion of contract with DLT Solutions, LLC to provide services to upgrade Oracle forms and reports (John Gilbert) Backup Material

19. [PULLED]

20. Discussion of Consent Items

A. Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Lynn House) Backup Material

B. Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup Material

21. Discussion of guidelines for school districts submitting waivers based on inclement weather during school year 2010-2011 (guidelines are contingent on final passage of House Bill 1156) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

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