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Mississippi Board of Education
June 19, 2014
10:00 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.       [PULLED]

04.       Report on consolidation status of Bolivar County (Pat Ross) Back-up material

05.       Report on the Mass Insight State Development Network School Turnaround Diagnostic review process (Pat Ross) Back-up material

06.       [PULLED]

07.       Discussion to contract with a Harvard Data Fellow for the Office of School Performance as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (Pat Ross) Back-up material

08.       Discussion of an appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (Pat Ross) Back-up material

 09.       Discussion to award a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards, and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts, as required by Section 37-3-4 of the MS Code Annotated of 1972 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to contract with literacy personnel to provide consultative services relative to serving as literacy coaches in school districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2014-2015 school year (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2014-2015 school year (Kim Benton) Back-up material

14.       Discussion to award a discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support and coordinated services to local districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

15.       Discussion of Career and Technical Education grant award to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8208 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

16.       Discussion to award competitive grants for 21st Century Engineering Enhancement Programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material 

17.       Discussion to contract with Melior-Delaware, Inc., to allow access to online training and education services for Automotive and Health Science programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

18.       Discussion to extend contract with Xap Corporation to continue to provide a Career Information Delivery System (CIDS) for the Mississippi Department of Education (Kim Benton) Back-up material

19.       Discussion to contract with ACT, Inc., to administer the ACT to all 11th grade students during Fiscal Year 2015 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

20.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

21.       Discussion to award a competitive grant to Mississippi State University for the Migrant Education Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material 

22.       Discussion to contract with HMB, Inc., to provide a web-based online application system for Title I and Title II federal programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material 

23.       Discussion to contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor (Kim Benton) Back-up material

24.       Discussion to contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor (Kim Benton) Back-up material

25.       Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of five full-time attorneys to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2015 (subject to Attorney General’s approval) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

26.       Discussion to contract with Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, LLC to provide consultative services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the organizational review of the Office of Management Information Systems (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

27.       Discussion to contract with Research in Action, Inc. to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive audit process for the state’s newly adopted school accountability model (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

28.       Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2014-2015 School Year (SBP - 4904) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

29.       Discussion of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY15 Financial Statement and FY15 Fee Structure (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

30.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve Praxis II 5024 and 5331, and recommended passing scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) 

A.   Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) to replace 0021/5021  Back-up material
B.   Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology (5331) to replace 0330/5330 Back-up material
 

31.       Discussion of request from Belhaven University to add a Bachelor’s in Music Education Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

32.       Discussion of request from Blue Mountain College for a modification to English Education Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

33.       Discussion of requests for a supplemental endorsement in Secondary Mathematics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

A.   Mississippi College
B.   Mississippi State University
C.   Mississippi University for Women
 

34.       Discussion of request from Mississippi State University for a modification to Gifted Program to reflect 12 hours of required gifted courses for teaching Gifted Education as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

35.       Discussion of request from the University of Mississippi for a modification to Bachelor of Arts in Education program to offer a supplemental endorsement in Child Development Pre-K as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

36.       Discussion of request from the University of Southern Mississippi for a degree in Instructional Technology/Business Technology Education concentration with the added supplemental endorsements 405 Business Management and 411 Business Technology as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

37.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To modify the title of the 216 Speech/Language Therapist bachelor’s level license to 216 Speech Associate and clarify the language within the 216 guidelines (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

38.       Discussion of request from the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association to require candidates for the 216 Speech/Language Therapist license to complete 100 hours of Practicum Experience (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

39.       Discussion of the 2013 Process and Performance Reviews of Teacher Education Preparation Programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

40.       Discussion to renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

41.       Discussion to enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership  (MAPQSL) for the 2014-2015 School Year (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

42.       Discussion to enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) for the 2014-15 School Year (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

43.       Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

44.       Discussion to contract with Doc Imaging, LLC to provide consultative services to transfer educator licensure credentials from microfiche to 300 DPI searchable images (Todd Ivey) Back-up material 

45.       Discussion to modify contract with DLT Solutions, LLC to provide services to upgrade Oracle forms and reports (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

46.       Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the March 19, 2014, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

47.       Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the April 8, 2014, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

48.       Consent Agenda  Back-up material

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

B.    Discussion of career and technical education funds for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature House Bill 1476, 2014 Legislative Session (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

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

E.    Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf Academic Calendar (Kim Benton) Back-up material

F.    Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind Academic Calendar (Kim Benton) Back-up material

G.   Discussion of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1476, 2014 Legislative Session (subject to the availability of funds) (Carey Wright) Back-up material

H.   Discussion of Security Service Agreement with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Carey Wright) Back-up material

I.    Discussion to award competitive contracts to various milk and ice cream distributors to supply and deliver milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all Regions in the State) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

J.   Discussion to approve Praxis II 5017, 5018, and 5440, and recommended Passing Scores 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

1.   Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (5017) to Replace
      0011/5011  
2.   Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) to replace 0014/5014
3.   Praxis II Middle School Science (5440) to replace 0439
 

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

49.       Consideration of Executive Session

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