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Mississippi Board of Education
March 19, 2015
10:00 A.M.
th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


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 school district consolidation of Clay County/West Point (Pat Ross) Back-up material

04.       Report on selection for Office of School Improvement contract workers (Pat Ross) Back-up material

05.       Discussion for a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process:  To revise State Board of Education policies related to graduation requirements (Pat Ross) Back-up material

06.       Discussion to submit the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Renewal Request (Pat Ross)
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07.       Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedure Act Process: To revise Accreditation Policy 3.1.3 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 – Internal Review of Preliminary Accountability Results and establish Accreditation Policy 3.1.4 – Review or Appeal of Final Accountability Results (Pat Ross) Back-up material

08.       Report from the Accountability Task Force meetings held on March 17-18, 2015 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

09.       Discussion of methodology to present Title I Distinguished School monetary awards in accordance with Section 1117(b) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

10.       Discussion to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement innovative programs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School System (Kim Benton) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of methodology to award grants to sponsoring school districts to enhance the educational environment and/or programming for compulsory school age individuals detained in Juvenile Detention Centers (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of educator certification licensure requirements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development on March 6, 2015 (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           A.     Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve New Supplemental License Endorsement Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development Back-up material
           B.     Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve five new supplemental 900 level endorsement codes for secondary education Back-up material      

14.       Discussion of days missed by school districts as a result of inclement weather during 2014-2015 school year (Pat Ross) Back-up material

15.       Consent Agenda Back-up material

           A.     Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
           B.     Discussion of a new school site for the Simpson County School District (Pat Ross) Back-up material
           C.     Discussion to modify contract with Assessment Solutions Group (ASG) to provide consultative services as it relates to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3 – 8 Assessments; End of Course in Algebra I and English II Assessments; and Cost Options for Geometry and Algebra II Assessments RFP (Kim Benton) Back-up material
           D.     Discussion to modify contract with Measured Progress to provide services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Frameworks (MAAESF) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
           E.     Discussion to modify contract with University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR) on behalf of Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) to administer Online Alternate Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics (Kim Benton) Back-up material

16.       Executive Session

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