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Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 February 19-20, 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, March 19, 2015.) 

05.       Approval for a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process:  To revise State Board of Education policies related to graduation requirements
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

06.       Approval to submit the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Renewal Request
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

07.       Approval 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
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
 
09.       Approval 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
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

10.       Approval to award discretionary grants to school districts to implement innovative programs
             (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

11.       Approval to contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School System
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

12.     Approval 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
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer) 

13.       Approval of educator certification licensure requirements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development on March 6, 2015
            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

           A.     Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve the Foundations of Reading test and corresponding passing score for initial elementary education licensure
           B.     Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve New Supplemental Licensure Endorsement Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
           C.     Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To approve five new supplemental 900 level endorsement codes for secondary education 

14.       Approval of days missed by school districts as a result of inclement weather during the 2014-2015 school year
            (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
       
           A.     Approval of waiver requests in accordance with MS Code Section 37-13-63(2)
           B.     Approval of school district exemptions in accordance with MS Code Section 37-13-64

15.       Consent Agenda
            A.     Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
                     (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
            B.     Approval of a new school site for the Simpson County School District
                     (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)
            C.     Approval 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
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
            D.     Approval 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)
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
            E.     Approval 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
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           2014-2015 JROTC Legion of Valor Recipients

           Cadet/Major Rutchelyn Elizar

           Florence High School Army JROTC

           Cadet/Colonel Myuna McNair
           Lanier High School Army JROTC

           Cadet/Lieutenant Colonel Abbie Lee
           McLaurin High School Army JROTC

           Cadet/Major Matthew Edwards
           Gulfport High School Marine Corps JROTC

           2015 March Employee of the Month
           Michael Jones
           Office of Accounting
           Support Tech 

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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