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Mississippi Board of Education
July 14, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Dukate Building
1445 Father Ryan Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi

Agenda

I.         Call to Order

II.         Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.        Approval of minutes of June 16, 2016 and minutes of June 17, 2016

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           2016 Exemplary Inclusion Program
           Ocean Springs School District
           Dr. Bonita Coleman, Superintendent

           Pascagoula-Gautier School District
           Mr. Wayne Rodolfich, Superintendent

           National ACT College and Career Readiness
           Gulfport High School
           Ingalls Shipbuilding       

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:  Report on the Superintendents Academy and recognition of the FY16 Superintendents Academy members Cohort II [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           02.    Action:  2014-2015 statewide accountability results [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           03.    Action:  Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           04.    Action:  Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           05.    Action:  Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

           06.    Information:  Update on the Career Readiness – New Skills for Youth Grant Initiative [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

           07.    Action: Revise the Licensure Guidelines K-12 to remove the foreign applicants section [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)        

           08.    Action:  Revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include a special, non-renewable educator license [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
                   (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)        

           09.    Action:  Establish Part 3, Chapter 14, Rule 14.19: Educator and Principal Evaluation System [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)

           10.    Action:  Establish English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) score requirements for English Learners (EL) to exit EL status [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

           11.    Information: The Office of Technology and Strategic Services Organizational Updates [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

           12.   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.    Award competitive grants for 2017 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century Grant (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                   C.    Renew grants to school districts to support Kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive intervention (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                   D.    Renew the contract with American College Testing (ACT), for Fiscal Year 2017 for the statewide administration of the ACT to all high school juniors (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                   E.    Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

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

X.        Approval of Action Items

            02.   Action:  Approval of the 2014-2015 statewide accountability results [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

            03.   Action:  Approval of Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            04.   Action:  Approval of Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            05.   Action:  Approval of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

            07.   Action:  Approval to revise the Licensure Guidelines K-12 to remove the foreign applicants section [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)                       
                   (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

            08.   Action:  Approval to revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include a special, non-renewable educator license [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
                    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

           09.    Action:  Approval to establish Part 3, Chapter 14, Rule 14.19: Educator and Principal Evaluation System [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
                    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

           10.    Action:  Approval to establish English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) score requirements for English Learners (EL) to exit EL status [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

           12.    Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)
 
                    A.    Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
                            (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

                    B.    Award competitive grants for 2017 Engineering Enhancement for 21st Century Grant
                            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    C.    Renew grants to school districts to support Kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy instruction and intensive intervention
                            (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    D.    Renew the contract with American College Testing (ACT), for Fiscal Year 2017 for the statewide administration of the ACT to all high school juniors
                            (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

                   
E.    Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness
                            (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

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

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

           1.     Report on meetings attended

           2.     Approval of attendance at meetings

           3.     Election of Chair and Vice Chair    

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment          



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