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Mississippi Board of Education
  December 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.
South Pointe
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, Mississippi

Agenda

I.          Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of Minutes of November 19, 2015

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           2015 National Blue Ribbon School
           Casey Elementary School
           Jackson Public School District

           2015 November Employee of the Month
           Courtney Banks
           Secretary Principal
           Mississippi School for the Blind

           2015 December Employee of the Month
           Keith Robinson
           School Attendance Officer
           Compulsory School Attendance

           State Board Member
           Richard Morrison

VI.       Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.      Report of Chair

VIII.     Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings

IX.       Discussion of Board Items

           01.       Report on Holmes/Durant consolidation process [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           02.       Discussion of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2015-2016 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           03.       Discussion of appointment of Conservator for Leflore County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           04.       Discussion of contract for Conservator for Leflore County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           05.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2016 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           06.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           07.       Discussion to modify 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 [Goals 1 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           08.       Report on the State Plan to transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB) [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           09.       Discussion to begin the APA process in order to amend the license code 101 requirements for student interns in Mississippi teacher preparation programs to reflect language of Mississippi Code 37-3-2 [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           10.       Report of the 2014-15 statewide and district test scores in English and math grades 3-8, Kindergarten readiness (MKAS2), and ACT [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin and Kim Benton) Back-up material

           11.       Report of the Mississippi Statewide Assessment’s for SY 2015-16 interim procedures [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           12.       Report of the Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 and the impact on the Accountability System in Mississippi [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           13.       Discussion to amend contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi [Goal 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

           14.       Discussion of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           15.       Discussion of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           16.       Report on the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           17.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

                       B.     Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments (Kim Benton) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

           02.       Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2015-2016 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

           03.       Approval of appointment of Conservator for Leflore County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

           04.       Approval of contract for Conservator for Leflore County School District [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

           05.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2016 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           06.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

           07.       Approval to modify 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 [Goals 1 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           09.       Approval to begin the APA process in order to amend the license code 101 requirements for student interns in Mississippi teacher preparation programs to reflect language of Mississippi Code 37-3-2 [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Research Development Officer)

           13.       Approval to amend contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi [Goal 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Information Officer)

           14.       Approval of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

           15.       Approval of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

           17.       Consent Agenda

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

                       B.  Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments
                            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

           1.  Report on meetings attended

           2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

           3.  Election of Vice-Chair

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment



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