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Mississippi Board of Education
August 15, 2014
  8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda


I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III. Approval of Minutes of July 23, 2014

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, August 14, 2014.)

03.       Approval of transfer of all assets, real and personal property from Sunflower County School District and Indianola School District to Sunflower County Consolidated School District
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

04.       Approval to award a discretionary grant to Jackson Public School District for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

05.       Approval of parent notification format for retained third grade students, as required by the Literacy-Based Promotion Act of 2013
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

07.       Approval to contract with Amplify Education, Inc., for conducting the Data Coaching Pilot Program
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

08.       Approval of Report from the Commission on School District Efficiency
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

09.       Approval to contract with GCR, Inc., to Update and Upgrade the Division of Purchasing and Food Distribution Automated Food Purchasing System (APS)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

10.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process:  To establish a new license code 101 for student interns in MS teacher preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

11.       Approval of request from the University of Southern Mississippi for a supplemental endorsement in secondary mathematics  as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

12.       Approval to contract with Evidence-Based Education Research and Evaluation (EBERE) to complete an evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

13.       Approval to contract with The RIA Group to design, develop, and evaluate key elements of the teacher evaluation system
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

15.       Consent Agenda 

A.     Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

B.     Approval of Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) with a minimum passing score of 160 and Speech-Language Pathology (5331) with a minimum passing score of 162 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)


1.  Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) to replace 0021/5021 with a minimum passing score
     of 160
2.  Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology (5331) to replace 0330/5330 with a minimum passing score
     of 162

C.     Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

D.     Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2014-2015 Employee Handbook
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

High School Heroes Committed to Graduation
Bythe Blackwell – Ridgeland High School
Kaleb Crump – Gulfport High School
Jonah Daniel – graduate of Richland High School
Sabrina Nawls
Katie Ramsey – Ridgeland High School
Leondre Wilson – graduate of Gulfport High School

2014 August Employee of the Month
Chonette Bouldin
Office of Career and Technical Education
Projects Officer III, Special

VIII. State Board of Education

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

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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