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Mississippi Board of Education
  August 18, 2016
10:00 a.m.

4th 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 July 14, 2016, minutes of Special-Called meeting July 25, 2016, and minutes of Special-Called meeting August 11, 2016

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Finalists         
           Angela Marie August
           Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary
           Gulfport School District

           Angela C. McKinnon
           Lewisburg Elementary
           Desoto County Schools

           Meredith Leigh Sanders
           Kosciusko Upper Elementary
           Kosciusko School District
 
           Adrine Renee Williams
           Baker Elementary
           Jackson Public Schools

           2016 August Employee of the Month
           Karla M. Everett
           Secretary Principal – Southern District
           Office of 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.    Information:  Spring 2016 Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) results [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           02.   Action: Begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the recommended cut scores beginning in school year 2015- 2016 [Goals1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           03.    Information:  Spring 2016 ACT Results for 11th Grade [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           04.   Action:  Update on Mississippi Board of Education 2016-2020 Strategic Plan [Goals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Carey M. Wright) Back-up material

           05.    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.  Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of U.S. History: Post Reconstruction to Present & U.S. History Advanced Placement Grades 9-12 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                    C.  Establish Part 3, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1 – Title IX Grievance Policy (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                         (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)

                    D.  Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 41, Rule 41.1 – Intervention (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                          (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

                    E.  Revision to the methodology to award grant funds in support of local school improvement efforts authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                    F.  Contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2017 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                    G.  [PULLED]

                    H.  Accredited-Temporary Status for CARES School – Saucier (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
  
                     I.  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education Licenses and endorsements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                    J.  Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                    K. Award competitive contract to Prairie Farms to provide ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All 7 Regions in the state) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

                    L.  Grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1643, 2016 Legislative Session (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

           02.   Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the recommended cut scores beginning in school year 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                   (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

          
04.   Action: Approval of update on Mississippi Board of Education 2016-2020 Strategic Plan [Goals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                   (Office of State Superintendent)
                  

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

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


                    B.  Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of U.S. History:  Post Reconstruction to Present & U.S. History Advanced Placement Grades 9-12
                          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


                    C.  Establish Part 3, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1 – Title IX Grievance Policy (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
                          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


                    D.  Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 41, Rule 41.1 – Intervention (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


                    E.  Revision to the methodology to award grant funds in support of local school improvement efforts authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
                          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


                    F.  Contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at  the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2017 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Third Edition (MS-CPAS3)
                         (Office of Chief Academic Officer)


                    G.  [PULLED]

                    H.  Accredited-Temporary Status for CARES School – Saucier
                          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)


                    I.    Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education Licenses and endorsements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
                          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)


                    J.  Renew grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
                         (Office of Chief of Research and Development)


                    K.  Award competitive contract to Prairie Farms to provide ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All 7 Regions in the state)
                          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)


                    L.  Grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry School Nurse Program in House Bill 1643, 2016 Legislative Session
                         (Office of Chief Operations 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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