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Mississippi Board of Education
  June 18, 2015
10:00 A.M.
4
th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi
 

Agenda  

1.       Report of State Superintendent of Education Back-up material

2.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Back-up material

3.       Discussion to revise State Board Policy 1404 – Meetings (Carey Wright) Back-up material

4.       Discussion to initiate the process to reconstitute Claiborne County School District that is in conservatorship and approve the resolution from the State Board of Education by finding that satisfactory corrective action has taken place and by requesting that the Governor declare that the emergency no longer exists in the district [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

5.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 4013 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

6.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

7.       Discussion 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
          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

8.       Discussion to award a discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support and coordinated services to local school districts [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

9.       Discussion to contract with American Institutes for Research to administer Online Alternate Assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science [Goal 1 - MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.    Discussion to contract with CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC to administer the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) to assess the level of proficiency in Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing [Goal 1 - MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.      Discussion of public reporting format, as required by the Literacy-Based Promotion Act of 2013 [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12.      Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2905 – Credit Recovery Policy [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

13.      [PULLED]

14.      Discussion of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

15.      Discussion of Annual Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Reports for Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

16.      Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions for the following programs: Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

17.      Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

18.      Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal, and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2015-2016 School Year (State Board Policy – 4904) [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

19.      Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To amend State Board Policy 4904 - Withholding Adequate Education Program Funds [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

20.      Discussion of Reassignment of Current Commission Member of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education Certification, and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

21.      Discussion to establish the Golden Triangle Early College High School as Mississippi’s first Early College High School [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

22.      Discussion to award discretionary Educator in Residence grant to Lowndes County School District for the Golden Triangle Early College High School principal [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

23.      Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the administrative rules and regulations for Districts and School of Innovation [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

24.      Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

           B.       Renew competitive contracts to various food and non-food distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Seven Regions in the State) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           C.       Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY16 Financial Statement and FY16 Fee Structure (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           D.       Renew competitive contracts to milk and ice cream distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Seven Regions in the State) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           E.       Educator certification licensure requirements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           F.       Contract with Doc Imaging to provide consultative services to transfer educator licensure credentials from microfiche to 300 DPI searchable images (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           G.       Modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive (TIF) Grant (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           H.       Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

            I.        Appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           J.        Establish Process Standard 32 – Youth Detention Centers of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 [Goals 2 and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material
                     (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)

           K.       Consolidation of Oktibbeha County School District and the Starkville School District as mandated by Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.3 along with the transfer of all real and personal property of the former Oktibbeha County School District and the former Starkville School District into the newly reorganized Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District with an effective date of July 1, 2015 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           L.       Consolidation of West Point School District and the Clay County School District as mandated by Mississippi Code Section 37-7-104.2 along with the transfer of all real and personal property of the former West Point School District and the former Clay County School District into the newly reorganized West Point Consolidated School District with an effective date of July 1, 2015 (Pat Ross) Back-up material 

           M.      [PULLED]

           N.       Modify grant awards for FY 16 in support of local improvement efforts in current School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

           O.       Establish the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines Back-up material
                     (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Kim Benton)

           P.       Memorandum of Agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Community College Board for the operation of Post-Secondary Career and Technical Education programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           Q.       Contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           R.       Contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           S.       Award discretionary grants to school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence (EIR) to provide technical assistance and training (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           T.       Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Wellness Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           U.      Contract with Valley Services, Inc. for the provision of food service management services at the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           V.      Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2015-2016 school year (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          W.      Grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2015-2016 school year (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          X.       Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2015-2016 Student Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

22.     Executive Session

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