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Mississippi Board of Education
July 23, 2014
  9:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education Back-up material

02. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Back-up material

03. Report on the following conservator school districts: North Panola School District, Hazlehurst City School District, Sunflower County Consolidated School District to include Indianola School District, and Tate County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

04. Discussion of Dr. Debra Dace as Superintendent of Sunflower County Consolidated School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

05. Discussion of methodology to award Mississippi Community Oriented Policing (MCOPs) grant dollars to local and county law enforcement agencies or local education agencies with School Resource Officers (SRO) certified in accordance with Section 37-7-321, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated (Pat Ross) Back-up material

06. Discussion to modify grant awards for FY14 and FY15 in support of local improvement efforts in current Cohort 2 School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

07. Discussion to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the State as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

08. Discussion for a temporary rule based on a finding that the rule only confers a benefit or removes a restriction on the public or some segment thereof and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the process of evaluation and reporting for districts and schools participating in the Excellence for All program for school year 2013-2014 (Pat Ross)Back-up material

09. Discussion for a five-year Interagency Agreement (IA) with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to continue the school program for children with autism (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10. [PULLED]

11. Discussion of textbooks, as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee, for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12. Discussion to contract with vendors as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the 2014 Mississippi Library Monitoring Rubric (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14. Discussion of the Mississippi Department of Education FY 2016 Budget Request (Todd Ivey)  Back-up material

15. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 1710, Reporting Infractions (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

16. Discussion of request from Tougaloo College to add a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

17. Discussion to contract with Educational Awareness to provide classroom performance systems in the ten Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) schools during the 2014-2015 academic year (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

18. Discussion of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2016 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

19. Discussion of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2016 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

20. Discussion of grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

21. [PULLED]

22. Consent Agenda

A. Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

B. Discussion of request from the Office of Career and Technical Education for new license codes 948, 949, 953 and 961 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) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

C. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind Student Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

D. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Employee Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

E. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Crisis Management and Safety Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

F. Discussion to renew competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver produce to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Six Regions in the State) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

G. Report of Personnel Actions (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

23. Consideration of Executive Session


                                    Immediately following the Work Session

I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III. Approval of Minutes of June 19-20, 2014

IV. Additions or deletions –
Approval of agenda

V. Report of the Chair

VI. Approval of Action Items

04. Approval of Dr. Debra Dace as Superintendent of Sunflower County Consolidated School District
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

05. Approval of methodology to award Mississippi Community Oriented Policing (MCOPs) grant dollars to local and county law enforcement agencies or local education agencies with School Resource Officers (SRO) certified in accordance with Section 37-7-321, Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

06. Approval to modify grant awards for FY14 and FY15 in support of local improvement efforts in current Cohort 2 School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

07. Approval to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the State as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

08. Approval for a temporary rule based on a finding that the rule only confers a benefit or removes a restriction on the public or some segment thereof and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the process of evaluation and reporting for districts and schools participating in the Excellence for All program for school year 2013-2014
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

09. Approval for a five-year Interagency Agreement (IA) with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to continue the school program for children with autism
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

10. [PULLED]

11. Approval of textbooks, as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee, for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

12. Approval to contract with vendors as recommended by the 2014 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the 2014 Mississippi Library Monitoring Rubric
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

14. Approval of the Mississippi Department of Education FY 2016 Budget Request
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 1710, Reporting Infractions
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

16. Approval of request from Tougaloo College to add a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

17. Approval to contract with Educational Awareness to provide classroom performance systems in the ten Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) schools during the 2014-2015 academic year
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

18. Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2016
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

19. Approval of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2016
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

20. Approval of grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

21. [PULLED]

22. Consent Agenda

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

B. Approval of request from the Office of Career and Technical Education for new license codes 948, 949, 953 and 961 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)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind Student Handbook
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

D. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Employee Handbook
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

E. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2014-2015 Crisis Management and Safety Plan
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

F. Approval to renew competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver produce to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Six Regions in the State)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2014 July Employee of the Month
McKay “Pleshette” Smith
Office of Special Education
Educ-Special Education Program Coordinator

VIII. State Board of Education

01. Report on meetings attended
02. Approval of attendance at meetings
03. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment



 
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