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Mississippi Board of Education
  January 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 December 17, 2015

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           AP Honor Roll Districts in Mississippi
           Hinds County School District
           Starkville - Oktibbeha Consolidated School District

           2015 November Employee of the Month
           Courtney Banks
           Secretary Principal
           Mississippi School for the Blind

           2016 January Employee of the Month
           Jeanette Neal
           School Attendance Officer
           Office of Compulsory School Attendance

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:  Progress on the Mississippi Board of Education’s 5-year Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 (Carey Wright) Back-up material

            02.       Action:  Appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

            03.       Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To award Carnegie unit credit for 7th and 8th graders [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

            04.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1 – Distance Learning/Online Courses [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Pat Ross) Back-up material

            05.      Action:  Establish the 2016 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                      (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

            06.       Information:  The bridge scale method used to determine interim scores on the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) for SY 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 5 - MDE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

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

            08.      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.     Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                       C.     Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework in Career and Technical Education for Heavy Equipment Operation (Kim Benton) Back-up material    

                       D.     Establish the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015) (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                                (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

                       E.     Approve textbooks as recommended by the 2015 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics 9-12 (Foundations of Algebra), Health Education (C.T.E.)  9-12, Agriculture (C.T.E.)  9-12, and Trade and Industrial Education (C.T.E.)  9-12 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                       F.      Contract with vendors as recommended by the 2015 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics (Foundations of Algebra) 9-12, Health Careers Education (C.T.E.) 9-12, Agriculture (C.T.E.) 9-12, and Trade and Industrial Education (C.T.E.) 9-12 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                      G.      Establish the 2016 Mississippi World Languages Framework (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                                (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

                      H.     Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                      I.       Revise the following State Board of Education policies:
                               (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
                               (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)

                               1.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.7 - Schedule
                               2.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.8 – Setting Student-Level Standards for State Assessments
                               3.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.10 – Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process

X.        Approval of Action Items

            02.       Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                        (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

            03.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To award Carnegie unit credit for 7th and 8th graders [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                        (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

            04.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 56, Rule 56.1 – Distance Learning/Online Courses [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                        (Office of Chief School Performance Officer)

            05.       Approval to establish the 2016 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards [Goals 1 and 2 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                        (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
                        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

            08.       Consent Agenda

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

                        B.     Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                        C.     Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework in Career and Technical Education for Heavy Equipment Operation
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)           

                        D.     Establish the Mississippi Kindergarten Guidelines (2015)
                                 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                        E.     Approve textbooks as recommended by the 2015 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics (Foundations of Algebra) 9-12, Health Education (C.T.E.)  9-12, Agriculture (C.T.E.)  9-12, and Trade and Industrial Education (C.T.E.)  9-12
                                (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                        F.      Contract with vendors as recommended by the 2015 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Mathematics (Foundations of Algebra) 9-12, Health Careers Education (C.T.E.) 9-12, Agriculture (C.T.E.) 9-12, and Trade and Industrial Education (C.T.E.) 9-12
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                        G.     Establish the 2016 Mississippi World Languages Framework
                                 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer) 

                        H.     Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning (IHL)
                                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                        I.       Revise the following State Board of Education policies:  
                                 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
                                 (Office of Chief Research Development Officer)

                                 1.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.7 - Schedule
                                 2.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.8 – Setting Student-Level Standards for State Assessments
                                 3.      Revise State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 78, Rule 78.10 – Subject Area Testing Program Appeals Process

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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