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Mississippi Board of Education
  November 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.
South Pointe
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, Mississippi

Agenda

I.          Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of Minutes of October 15, 2015 Board meeting, Minutes of October 16, 2015 Training session, and Minutes of November 5, 2015 Special-Called Board meeting

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Report of Chair

VI.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings

VII.      Discussion of Board Items

           01.       Discussion to modify contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           02.       Discussion to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

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

                       B.     Modification of joint agreement between the Lafayette County School District and the Oxford School District for the operation and maintenance of the Oxford/Lafayette County School of Applied Technology (SAT) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                       C.     Modify contracts for the following conservators: (Pat Ross) Back-up material

                                01.    Modify contract with Conservator for Aberdeen School District Back-up material

                                02.    Modify contract with Conservator for Claiborne County School District Back-up material

                                03.    Modify contract with Conservator for Leflore County School District Back-up material

                                04.    Modify contract with Conservator for Tunica County School District Back-up material

                       D.     Award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program (Pat Ross) Back-up material

VIII.        Approval of Action Items

           01.       Approval to modify contract with Connections Education, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           02.       Approval to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant [Goal 4 - MDE Strategic Plan]
                       (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

           03.       Consent Agenda

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

                       B.     Modification of joint agreement between the Lafayette County School District and the Oxford School District for the operation and maintenance of the Oxford/Lafayette County School of Applied Technology (SAT)
                                (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                       C.     Modify contracts for the following conservators:
                               (Office of School Performance Officer)

                               01.    Modify contract with Conservator for Aberdeen School District

                               02.    Modify contract with Conservator for Claiborne County School District

                               03.    Modify contract with Conservator for Leflore County School District

                               04.    Modify contract with Conservator for Tunica County School District

                       D.     Award competitive grants for the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program
                               (Office of School Performance Officer)

IX.     Consideration of Executive Session

X.      State Board of Education

           1.  Report on meetings attended

           2.  Approval of attendance at meetings

XI.     Other Business

XII.     Adjournment


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