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Mississippi Board of Education
  July 16, 2015
10:00 A.M.
Beau Rivage
Azalea A Meeting Room
875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, 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 the Superintendents Academy and recognition of the FY 15 Superintendents Academy members COHORT 1 [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material   

04.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 [Goals 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

05.       Discussion to award competitive grants for 2016 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century Grant [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

06.       Report on the Early Learning Collaboratives and public Pre-Kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

07.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention [Goals 1, 2, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

08.       Discussion to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

09.       Discussion of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

10.       Discussion of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

11.       Discussion of Fiscal Year 2017 budget request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5– MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

12.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

            B.        Revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
                       (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Pat Ross)
                        Back-up material

           C.        Contract with Dr. Bob Thompson to facilitate the Mississippi Superintendents’ Academy (Pat Ross)
                       Back-up material

           D.         Grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive
                        intervention for Fiscal Year 2016 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           E.         Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches (Kim Benton)
                        Back-up material

           F.         Establish the Foundations of Algebra course
                       (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kim Benton)
                       Back-up material

          G.         Contract with personnel to serve as a literacy coach in school districts (Kim Benton) 
                       Back-up material

          H.         Modify a grant for the Early Learning Collaborative Councils to support pre-Kindergarten programs
                       (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          I.           Contract with a Harvard Data Fellow as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (Pat Ross)
                       Back-up material

13.       Executive Session

Board Meeting Agenda

 Immediately following the work session

I.         Call to order

II.        Approval of Minutes of June 18-19, 2015 and Special-Called meeting of July 8, 2015

III.       Additions or deletions –

           Approval of agenda

IV.       Report of the Chair

04.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 [Goals 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
           (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

05.       Approval to award competitive grants for 2016 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century Grant [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

           (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

07.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention [Goals 1, 2, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

08.       Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton)
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

09.       Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

10.       Approval of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

11.       Approval of Fiscal Year 2017 budget request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5– MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

12.       Consent Agenda

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

            B.        Revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
                       (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

            C.        Contract with Dr. Bob Thompson to facilitate the Mississippi Superintendents’ Academy
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

            D.        Grants to school districts to support kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive
                        intervention for Fiscal Year 2016
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            E.        Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            F.         Establish the Foundations of Algebra course
                        (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            G.        Contract with personnel to serve as a literacy coach in school districts
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            H.        Modify a grant for the Early Learning Collaborative Councils to support pre-Kindergarten programs
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            I.         Contract with a Harvard Data Fellow as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session
                       (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

VII.        Recognition Ceremony

             2015 Exemplary Inclusion Program
             Ocean Springs School District
             Dr. Bonita Coleman-Potter, Superintendent

VIII.       State Board of Education

             01.      Report on meetings attended
             02.      Approval of attendance at meetings
             03.      Election of Chair and Vice Chair

IX.         Other Business

X.          Adjournment


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