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Mississippi Board of Education
June 20, 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 May 15-16, 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, June 19, 2014.)

07.       Approval to contract with a Harvard Data Fellow for the Office of School Performance as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

08.       Approval of an appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

09.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

10.       Approval to award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

11.       Approval to contract with literacy personnel to provide consultative services relative to serving as literacy coaches in school districts
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

12.       Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2014-2015 school year
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

13.       Approval of grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2014-2015 school year
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

14.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

15.       Approval of Career and Technical Education grant award to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University in accordance with State Board Policy 8208
(Office of Chief Academic Officer

16.       Approval to award competitive grants for 21st Century Engineering Enhancement Programs
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

17.       Approval to contract with Melior-Delaware, Inc., to allow access to online training and education services for Automotive and Health Science programs
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

18.       Approval to extend contract with Xap Corporation to continue to provide a Career Information Delivery System (CIDS) for the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

19.       Approval to contract with ACT, Inc., to administer the ACT to all 11th grade students during Fiscal Year 2015
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

20.       Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

21.       Approval to award a competitive grant to Mississippi State University for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

22.       Approval to contract with HMB, Inc., to provide a web-based online application system for Title I and Title II federal programs
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

23.       Approval to contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)
 

24.       Approval to contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

25.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

 26.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

27.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

28.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

29.       Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY15 Financial Statement and FY15 Fee Structure
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

30.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

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

31.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

32.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

33.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

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

34.       Approval of request from Mississippi State University for a modification to its 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

35.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)
 

36.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

37.       Approval to remand back to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development for further consideration as to whether 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

38.       Approval to remand back to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development for further consideration the 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

39.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

40.       Approval to renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

41.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

42.       Approval 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
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

43.       Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)
 

44.       Approval to contract with Doc Imaging, LLC to provide consultative services to transfer educator licensure credentials from microfiche to 300 DPI searchable images
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

45.       Approval to modify contract with DLT Solutions, LLC to provide services to upgrade Oracle forms and reports (Todd Ivey)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer) 

48.       Consent Agenda

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

B.     Approval of career and technical education funds for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature House Bill 1476, 2014 Legislative Session
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

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

D.     Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf Student Handbook
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

E.     Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf Academic Calendar
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

F.      Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind Academic Calendar
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

G.     Approval of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1476, 2014 Legislative Session (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of State Superintendent)

H.     Approval 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
(Office of State Superintendent)

I.       Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

J.      Approval 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)
(Office of Chief Operations Officer)

    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

VII.      Recognition Ceremony         

          2014 June Employee of the Month
          Patricia Mei-Small
          Office of Federal Programs
          Education Specialist Senior

VIII.     State Board of Education           

           01.   Report on meetings attended
           02.   Approval of attendance at meetings
           03.   Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2015

IX.       Other Business     

X.        Consideration of Executive Session

XI.        Adjournment

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