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Mississippi Board of Education
  October 15, 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 September 17, 2015

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

           Virginia Cornelius, Lafayette High School
           Lafayette County School District

           Carl Lucas, Hollandale Simmons High School
           Hollandale School District

           Susie Oglesby, New Hope High School
           Lowndes County School District

           Amanda Rogers, Petal High School
           Petal School District

           Dorothy Thomas, Pontotoc High School
           Pontotoc City School District

           Lauren Zarandona, Mississippi School for Math and Science

           2015 September Employee of the Month
           Minnia Winters
           Educ-Special Education Program Coordinator
           Office of Special Education

           2015 October Employee of the Month
           Cynthia Keys
           Food Service Supervisor I
           Mississippi School of the Arts

VI.       Report of State Superintendent of Education

VII.      Report of Chair

VIII.     Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings

IX.       Discussion of Board Items

          01.    Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

          02.    Report of supports being provided to low performing schools [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

          03.    Report on the State Literacy Plan [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          04.    Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2016 Mississippi World Languages Framework [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

          05.    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

          06.    Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to repeal the following State Board policies (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

                  A.     Repeal State Board Policy 4003 – Beverage Regulations [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

                  B.     Repeal State Board Policy 4004 – Snack Regulations [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
    
          07.    Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 2010 – Smart Snacks Standards for All Foods and Beverages Sold in Mississippi Schools [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

          08.    Report from the Commission on School District Efficiency [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

          09.    Discussion of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

          10.    Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board policies (J. P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                  A.     Revise State Board Policy 7607 – Schedule [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] Back-up material

                  B.     Revise State Board Policy 7608 – Setting Student-Level Standards for State Assessments [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] Back-up material

                  C.     Revise State Board Policy 7610 – Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] Back-up material

          11.    Consent Agenda Back-up material

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

                  B.     Cut score for Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Frameworks (MAAESF) [Goal 1 - MDE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (J. P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                  C.     Modify contract with Elton Stokes, Jr. to continue work on Governance Strategy and assisting with the implementation and monitoring of the data warehouse system (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

           01.    Approval on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

           04.    Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the 2016 Mississippi World Languages Framework [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

           05.    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)

           06.    Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to repeal the following State Board policies
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
                   
                   A.     Repeal State Board Policy 4003 – Beverage Regulations [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

                   B.     Repeal State Board Policy 4004 – Snack Regulations [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

            07.    Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy 2010 – Smart Snacks Standards for All Foods and Beverages Sold in Mississippi Schools [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                     (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            09.    Approval of appointments for Standing Commission on School District Efficiency [Goals 4 and 5 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                     (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            10.    Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the following State Board policies
                     (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

                     A.     Revise State Board Policy 7607 – Schedule [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

                     B.     Revise State Board Policy 7608 – Setting Student-Level Standards for State Assessments [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

                     C.     Revise State Board Policy 7610 – Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]

            11.    Consent Agenda

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

                    B.     Cut score for Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Science Frameworks (MAAESF) [Goal 1 - MDE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
                            (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

                    C.     Modify contract with Elton Stokes, Jr. to continue work on Governance Strategy and assisting with the implementation and monitoring of the data warehouse system
                            (Office of Chief Information Officer)

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

          1. Report on meetings attended

          2. Approval of attendance at meetings

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment


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