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Mississippi Board of Education
February 20, 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 January 15-16, 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, February 19, 2015.)           

03.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 405 - Length of
             School Term in accordance with MS Code 37-13-63
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer) 

04.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 3804 - Additional
             Assessment Options for Graduation 
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer) 

05.       [PULLED]
 
08.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To repeal State Board Policy 404 – First
            Administration of Statewide Assessments
 
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

10.       Approval of the New Start School Comprehensive Plan of Improvement for districts assigned New Start status in
            accordance with State Board Policy 5152 - New Start School Program Regulations as per Section 37-167-1,
             Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended
 
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

11.       Approval to establish an Achievement School District Task Force to explore options pertaining to the improvement
             of perpetually low-performing schools and districts in Mississippi 
             (Office of Chief School Performance Officer) 

12.       Approval of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act Supports for Teachers, Parents, Administrators, and
             Communities 
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

13.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 3106 – Youth
             Detention Center Educational 
             (Office of Chief Operations Officer) 

14.       Approval of the Direct Certification Process with the Office of Child Nutrition and the Office of Technology and
             Strategic Services
             (Office of Interim Chief Information Officer)

15.       Approval of 2014 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

16.       Consent Agenda

            A.       Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits 
                      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
           
            B.       Approval of new license code 101 for student interns in Mississippi teacher preparation programs 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)
         
            C.       
Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and
                       Licensure and Development 
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            D.       Approval of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency 
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            E.       Approval to modify contract with Lydia West, R.D. to provide consultative services to the Office of Child
                       Nutrition relating to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs 
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            F.       Approval to modify contract with DLT Solutions LLC to continue work on the accountability system and MSIS
                       updates 
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            G.       Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for
                       (1) Carpentry, (2) Collision Repair Technician, (3) Cosmetology, (4) Metal Fabrication, (5) Polymer Science,
                       (6) Precision Machining, (7) Television Broadcasting and Production 
(Has cleared the Administrative
                       Procedure Act process with no public comments) 
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           H.        Approval to establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education
                       for Keystone:  Career Planning 
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedure Act process with no public
                       comments) 
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           I.         Approval to modify contract with Harris, Mackessy and Brennan (HMB), Incorporated to provide a web-based
                      online application system for the remaining Title programs and Special Education 
                      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

17.       Approval to contract with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC, Inc.)
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

18.       Approval to contract with Tellos, LLC for the Literacy-Based Promotion Act Statewide Public Awareness Campaign
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony 

           2015 February Employee of the Month
           Lakechia Grant
           Office of Professional Development
           Education Specialist Senior

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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