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Mississippi Board of Education
April 17, 2015
8:30 A.M.
4
th 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 March 19-20, 2015

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, April 16, 2015.) 

04.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 3804 - Additional Assessment Options for Graduation
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

05.       Approval to revise State Board of Education policies related to graduation requirements
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

06.       Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

07.       Approval to repeal State Board Policy 404 – First Administration of Statewide Assessments
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
            (Office of Chief School Performance Office)
 
08.       Approval to revise Accreditation Policy 3.1.3 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014
             Internal Review of Preliminary Accountability Results and establish Accreditation Policy 3.1.4 – Review or Appeal
             of Final Accountability Results
             (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

10.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the business rules of the Mississippi
             Statewide Accountability System effective 2014-2015 school year
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

11.       Approval to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium for Fiscal Year 2016
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

12.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Early Learning
            Guidelines
         

           A.   Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three-Year-Olds (2015)
           B.   Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Four-Year-Olds (2015)
                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

14.       Approval to adopt new State Board Policy 3106 - Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions
             (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
             (Office of Chief Operations Officer)       

15.       Approval of the Foundations of Reading test and corresponding passing score for initial elementary education
             licensure as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and
             Licensure and Development
             (Office of Chief Operations Officer)          

16.       Approval to award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)       

17.       Approval to contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)          

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

            B.    [PULLED]

            C.    Approval to renew contract with Impact Education Group, LLC for assistance in management of the Teacher
                   Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant

                   (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            D.    Approval of 2015-2016 school calendars for State Schools
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

                   1.  Mississippi School for the Arts 2015-2016 calendar
                   2.  Mississippi School for the Blind 2015-2016 calendar
                   3.  Mississippi School for the Deaf 2015-2016 calendar
                   4.  Mississippi School for the Mathematics and Science 2015-2016 calendar 

            E.    Approval of Child Nutrition Procurement Plan for State Schools
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                   1.  Mississippi School for the Arts Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
                   2.  Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Child Nutrition Procurement Plan 

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

            G.    Approval to renew contract with Cambium Education, Inc., DBA Sopris Learning, for Fiscal Year 2016 for the
                    operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            H.    Approval to renew contract with Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at
                    Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2016 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System,
                    Second Edition (MS-CPAS2)
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            I.     Approval to renew the contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal
                   Year 2016 to provide an assessment for children 3-5 with disabilities as required by the State Performance
                   Plan
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            J.    Approval to renew the contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2016 as the
                   project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            K.   Approval to contract with Superior Protection Services DBA Advert Group, USA to provide security services on
                  the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
                  (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            L.    Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2016 for the operation of the Mississippi
                   Science Test, Second Edition (MST2), Grades 5 and 8 to include the Mississippi Subject Area Testing
                   Program, Second Edition (SATP2) for U.S. History and Biology
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

            M.   Approval to renew contract with Renaissance Learning, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2016 for the operation of the
                   Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2)
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer)            

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           National Title I Distinguished Schools

           Bassfield High School
           Jefferson Davis County School District

           O’Bannon Elementary School
           Western Line School District

           2015 April Employee of the Month
           Ethel T. Heard
           School Attendance Officer
           Office of Compulsory School Attendance

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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