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Mississippi Board of Education
June 19, 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 May 21, 2015

IV.      Additions or deletions –

          Approval of agenda

V.       Report of the Chair

3.       Approval to revise State Board Policy 1404 – Meetings
          (Office of State Superintendent)

4.       Approval 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]
          (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

5.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 4013 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

6.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

7.       [PULLED]

8.       Approval 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]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

9.       Approval to contract with American Institutes for Research to administer Online Alternate Assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science [Goal 1 - MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

10.      Approval 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]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

11.      Approval of public reporting format, as required by the Literacy-Based Promotion Act of 2013 [Goal 1 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

12.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2905 – Credit Recovery Policy [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

13.      [PULLED]

14.      Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

15.      Approval of Annual Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Reports for Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

16.      Approval 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]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

17.      Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

18.      Approval 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]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

19.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To amend State Board Policy 4904 – withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

20.      Approval of Reassignment of Current Commission Member of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education Certification, and Licensure and Development
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

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]
          
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

22.      Approval 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]
           (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

23.      Approval 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] 

           (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

24.      Consent Agenda

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

          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)
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          C.       Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY16 Financial Statement and FY16 Fee Structure
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          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)
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          E.       Educator certification licensure requirements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          F.       Contract with Doc Imaging to provide consultative services to transfer educator licensure credentials from microfiche to 300 DPI searchable images
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          G.       Modify grand awards for the Teacher Incentive (TIF) Grant
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          H.       Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

          I.        Appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation
                    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

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

          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
                    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

          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
                    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

          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
                    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

          O.       Establish the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          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
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          Q.       Contract with Dungan Consulting, Inc., to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          R.       Contract with Hamilton Educational Services, LLC to provide consultative services as a Federal Programs monitor
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          S.       Award discretionary grants to school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence (EIR) to provide technical assistance and training
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          T.       Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Wellness Plan
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          U.      Contract with Valley Services, Inc. for the provision of food service management services at the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
                   (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
 
          V.       Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2015-2016 school year
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          W.      Grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2015-2016 school year
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

          X.       Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2015-2016 Student Handbook
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

VII.     Recognition Ceremony
         
          2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District
          Oxford School District
          Brian Harvey, Superintendent

           2015 May Employee of the Month
           Valecia Davis
           Educ-Special Education Program Coordinator
           Office of Special Education

           2015 June Employee of the Month
           Mona Spells-Adou
           Educ-Special Education Program Coordinator
           Office of Special Education

VIII.     State Board of Education

           01. Report on meetings attended

           02. Approval of attendance at meetings

           03. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2015

IX.      Other Business

X.       Adjournment

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