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Mississippi Board of Education
August 20, 2015
10:00 a.m. South Pointe
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, Mississippi

Work Session 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 Tunica County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material

04.       Discussion to award competitive three-year grants for school districts to pilot Dyslexia Programs [Goals 1, 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

05.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program [Goals 1 and 2 - MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

06.       Discussion of methodology to award grant dollars to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Project (WCTP) site [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

07.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Program site [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

08.       Discussion of the recommended cut score for Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Frameworks (MAAESF) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

09.       Discussion of appointments of one certified classroom teacher and one non- certificated school district employee to fill vacancies on the State and School Employees’ Health Advisory Council pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 25-15-9 [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development July 10, 2015 [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: Approval for Alternate Route Elementary Education Applicants  to Pass Foundations of Reading Test with a  Passing Scale Score of 229 for Elementary Endorsements Effective 7/1/16 [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

12.       [PULLED]

13.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

            A.        Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
 
            B.        Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Five Regions in the State) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
          
            C.        Revise State Board Policy 4904 Withholding of Funds for failure to submit student, fiscal and personnel data (Todd Ivey) (Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with one comment) Back-up material

            D.        Methodology for awarding competitive Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants (Kim Benton) Back-up material
 
            E.        Award discretionary grants for operational expenses for the Golden Triangle Early College High School (Kim Benton) Back-up material

            F.         Establish the administrative rules and regulations for Districts and Schools of Innovation (Kim Benton) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) Back-up material

            G.        Contract with ACT, Inc., to administer the ACT to all 11th grade students during Fiscal Year 2016 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            H.        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 2015-2016 School Year (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            I.          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 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            J.         Revised State Board Policy 1404 – Meetings
                       (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act with no public comments) (Carey Wright) Back-up material

14.       Executive Session

 

Board Meeting Agenda

 Immediately following the work session


I.          Call to order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of Minutes of July 16, 2015, and Minutes of Special-Called Board meeting August 12, 2015

IV.       Additions or deletions –

           Approval of agenda

V.        Report of the Chair

04.       Approval to award competitive three-year grants for school districts to pilot Dyslexia Programs [Goals 1, 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

05.       Approval to award competitive grants for the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program [Goals 1 and 2 - MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

06.       Approval of methodology to award grant dollars to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Project (WCTP) site [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

07.       Approval to award discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) with a World Class Teacher Program site [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

08.       Approval of the recommended cut score for Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Frameworks (MAAESF) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

09.       Approval of appointments of one certified classroom teacher and one non- certificated school district employee to fill vacancies on the State and School Employees’ Health Advisory Council pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 25-15-9
            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

10.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development July 10, 2015 [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

11.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: Approval for Alternate Route Elementary Education Applicants  to Pass Foundations of Reading Test with a  Passing Scale Score of 229 for Elementary Endorsements Effective 7/1/16 [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan]
           (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

12.       [PULLED]

13.       Consent Agenda
           
            A.        Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            B.        Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Five Regions in the State)
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
 
            C.        Revise State Board Policy 4904 Withholding of Funds for failure to submit student, fiscal and personnel data
                       (Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment)
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            D.        Methodology for awarding competitive Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            E.        Award discretionary grants for operational expenses for the Golden Triangle Early College High School
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            F.         Establish the administrative rules and regulations for Districts and Schools of Innovation
                        (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            G.        Contract with ACT, Inc., to administer the ACT to all 11th grade students during Fiscal Year 2016
                        (Office of Chief of Research and Development)


            H.        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 2015-2016 School Year
                       (Office of Chief of Research and Development)


            I.          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 of Research and Development)


            J.        Revised State Board Policy 1404 – Meetings
                       (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act with no public comments)
                       (Office of State Superintendent)

VI.       Recognition Ceremony

           2015 Mississippi School for the Deaf Award Winning Athlete
           Shanekia Coleman
           Sandra E. Edwards, Superintendent

           2013 PAEMST Awardees
           Betsy Sullivan, Ph.D.

           Jenny Simmons
           Lee County Schools

           2015 August Employee of the Month
           Steve Pierce
           Support Tech Senior
           Office of Accounting

VII.      State Board of Education
          
           01.    Report on meetings attended

           02.    Approval of attendance at meetings

VII.      Other Business

IX.       Adjournment



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