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Mississippi Board of Education
April 21, 2016
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 March 17, 2016
 

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.           Recognition Ceremony

2016 April Employee of the Month
Floyd Chambers
School Attendance Officer
Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement

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.      Action:  Establish State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 38, Rule 38.13 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Carey M. Wright) Back-up material

02.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Part 3, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1 – Title IX Grievance Policy [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

03.      Action:  National Industry Certifications to be used in the acceleration component of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

04.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Part 24:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective school year 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

05.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.4:  Assessments Required for Graduation [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

06.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to repeal Part 3, Chapter 75, Rule 75.1:  Residency Verification [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

07.      Action:  Recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

08.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish Part 3, Chapter 14, Rule 14.6.2:  Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure Development [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

09.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Licensure Guidelines K-12 to require eligible teachers in Elementary Alternate Route Programs to pass the Foundations of Reading assessment with a passing scale score of 229 for Endorsement Code 117 effective July 1, 2017 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

10.     Action:  Change the requirements for participants in alternate route programs to pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II assessments [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

11.      Action:  Revise Licensure Guidelines K-12 to require eligible teachers in Elementary Traditional Route Programs to pass the Foundations of Reading assessment with a passing scale score of 229 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

12.      Action:  Educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

13.      Information:  Report of the 2015 graduation rates for the state, district, and school levels [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

14.      Information:  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) planning team update regarding Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

15.      Information:  Recommendations from the Educator and Leader Effectiveness Steering Committee [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

16.      Action:  Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc., for the Mississippi Assessment Program – Alternate (MAP-A) [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

17.      Information:  Mississippi Assessment Program-Alternate (MAP-A) test design for School Year 2015-2016 and School Year 2016-2017 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

18.     Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material

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

B.       Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2016-2017 School Calendar (Kim Benton) Back-up material

C.       Renew contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food service to Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for FY2017 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

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

F.        Renew contract with Amplify Education, Inc., for conducting the Data Coaching Pilot Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

G.        Renew contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system (Kim Benton) Back-up material

H.        Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide technical assistance and training support to districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

I.         Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

J.         Award Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of providing assistance to districts for excess costs (Kim Benton) Back-up material

K.        Revise Appendix A of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards to allow Career Technical Education (CTE) students to substitute Digital Media in lieu of the Art requirement (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

L.    Change in Accreditation Status for Walnut Grove Correctional School from PENDING to VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

M.       Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2017 to administer Las Links, an English language proficiency test (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

N.       Renew the contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2017 for the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2) and the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

O.       Contracts for the following conservators (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

                                            1.      Aberdeen School District
                                           
2.      Tunica County School District
                                            3.      Leflore County School District

 P.       Renew contract with Kathryn Johnson, Harvard Data Fellow for Fiscal Year 2017, as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

 X.          Approval of Action Items

 01.     Action:  Approval to establish State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 38, Rule 38.13 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of State Superintendent)

 02.     Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish Part 3, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1 – Title IX Grievance Policy [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

03.      Action:  Approval of National Industry Certifications to be used in the acceleration component of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

04.      Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Part 24:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective school year 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

05.      Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Part 3, Chapter 36, Rule 36.4:  Assessments Required for Graduation [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

06.      Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to repeal Part 3, Chapter 75, Rule 75.1:  Residency Verification [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

07.      Action:  Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin)
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

08.      Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish Part 3, Chapter 14, Rule 14.6.2:  Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure Development [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

09.      Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Licensure Guidelines K-12 to require eligible teachers in Elementary Alternate Route Programs to pass the Foundations of Reading assessment with a passing scale score of 229 for Endorsement Code 117 effective July 1, 2017 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

10.      Action:  Approval to change the requirements for participants in alternate route programs to pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II assessments [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)

(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

11.      Action:  Approval to revise Licensure Guidelines K-12 to require eligible teachers in Elementary Traditional Route Programs to pass the Foundations of Reading assessment with a passing scale score of 229 [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)

(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

12.      Action:  Approval of educator preparation programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

16.      Action:  Approval to renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc., for the Mississippi Assessment Program – Alternate (MAP-A) [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan]
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

           18.     Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)

                               A.       Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits

           (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

 B.       Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2016-2017 School Calendar
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

C.       Renew contract with Valley Services, Inc. to provide food service to Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for FY2017
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

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

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

F.        Renew contract with Amplify Education, Inc., for conducting the Data Coaching Pilot Program
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

G.       Renew contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

H.       Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide technical assistance and training support to districts
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

I.         Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

J.        Award Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of providing assistance to districts for excess costs
(Office of Chief Academic Officer)

K.        Revise Appendix A of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards to allow Career Technical Education (CTE) students to substitute Digital Media in lieu of the Art requirement
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

L.     Change in Accreditation Status for Walnut Grove Correctional School from PENDING to VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

M.       Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2017 to administer Las links, an English language proficiency test
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

N.        Renew the contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2017 for the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2) and the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

                              O.      Contracts for the following conservators

(Office of Chief Information Officer)

1.      Aberdeen School District

2.      Tunica County School District
3.      Leflore County School District

P.       Renew contract with Kathryn Johnson, Harvard Data Fellow for Fiscal Year 2017, as provided by House Bill 1648, 2013 Legislative Session
(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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