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Mississippi Board of Education
September 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. South Pointe
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, Mississippi

Agenda

  1.       Call to Order

  2.       Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

  3.       Approval of Minutes of August 20, 2015

  4.       Approval of Agenda

  5.       Recognition Ceremony
  6.      
          National Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program (RAMP)

          Brandon Elementary School, Rankin County School District
          Stonebridge Elementary School, Rankin County School District

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

  7.       Report of State Superintendent of Education Back-up material

  8.       Report of Chair Back-up material

  9.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee Meetings Back-up material

  10.       Discussion of Board Items

    04.    Report on Holmes/Durant consolidation process (Pat Ross) Back-up material

    05.    Discussion of the Results from the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards Feedback Forum [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material        

    06.    Discussion of the Spring 2015 ACT Results for 11th Grade [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    07.    Discussion of Advanced Placement in Mississippi [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    08.    Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    09.    Discussion of the Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    10.    Discussion to establish a combined minimum score for the end-of-course assessments that will serve as an additional option in meeting graduation requirements for students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year as outlined in State Board Policy 3803 [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) 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.        Contract with Colyar Technology Solutions for the implementation and maintenance of Child Nutrition Management System software (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

            C.        Award grants to school districts for school nurses as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

             D.        Revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System 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) (Pat Ross) Back-up material

             E.        Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Pat Ross) Back-up material

             F.         2015-2016 Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Employee Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             G.        Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Wellness Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             H.        2015-2016 Mississippi School of the Arts Employee Handbook (Kim Benton) Back-up material

              I.          Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) to host arts camps each summer and participate in the summer meals program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             J.         Mississippi School of the Arts Media Arts as a discipline of study (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             K.        Revise the policy requiring districts to implement a 3 tier instructional model (State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention) (Kim Benton) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

             L.         Contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             M.        Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches (Kim Benton) Back-up material

             N.        Educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

             O.        Begin the Administrative Procedure Act process:  To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development September 3, 2015 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

             P.        Continue with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Harvard College to participate in the Strategic Data Project (SDP) fellowship (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

  X.       Approval of Action Items
 

    08.   Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015) [Goal 3 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    10.    Approval to establish a combined minimum score for the end-of-course assessments that will serve as an additional option in meeting graduation requirements for students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year as outlined in State Board Policy 3803 [Goal 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
            (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    11.     Consent Agenda

             A.      Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits

                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

             B.      Contract with Colyar Technology Solutions for the implementation and maintenance of Child Nutrition Management System software
                      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

             C.      Award grants to school districts for school nurses as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program
                       (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

             D.        Revise Process Standard 20 – Instructional Management System 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)
 
             E.        Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
                        (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

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

             G.        Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Wellness Plan
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

             H.        2015-2016 Mississippi School of the Arts Employee Handbook
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

              I.         Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) to host arts camps each summer and participate in the summer meals program
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

              J.        Mississippi School of the Arts Media Arts as a discipline of study
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


              K.       Revise the policy requiring districts to implement a 3 tier instructional model (State Board Policy 4300 – Intervention) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

              L.        Contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

              M.       Award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

              N.       Educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
                        (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

              O.       Begin the Administrative Procedure Act process:  To make the following changes to CTE endorsement codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development September 3, 2015
                        (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

              P.       Continue with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Harvard College to participate in the Strategic Data Project (SDP) fellowship
                        (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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