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Mississippi Board of Education
  March 17, 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 February 18, 2016, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) presentation minutes of February 18, 2016, and Strategic Plan Review minutes of March 1, 2016

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           2016 March Employee of the Month
           Johnathan Sanders
           Senior Communications Analyst
           Office of Technology and Strategic Services

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     Action:  Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

                    A.    Benton County School District
                    B.    Coahoma  County School District
                    C.    Covington County School District
                    D.    Forest Municipal School District
                    E.    Greenwood School District
                    F.     Leake County School District
                    G.    Leland School District
                    H.    Perry County School District
                     I.     Picayune School District
                    J.     Prentiss County School District
                    K.    Quitman County School District
                    L.     Scott County School District
                    M.    Wayne County School District
                    N.    West Bolivar Consolidated School District
                    O.    West Tallahatchie School District
                    P.     Wilkinson County School District

        02.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To 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 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

        03.      Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 38, Rule 38.13 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan] (Carey M. Wright) Back-up material

        04.      Action:  Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for Mississippi Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        05.      Action:  Minimum rate of readiness for early childhood programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

        07.      Action:  Renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2017 for the English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3 – 8 Assessments; End of Course in Algebra I and English II Assessments; and Cost Options for Geometry and Algebra II Assessments [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

        08.      Action:  Appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

        09.      [PULLED]

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

        11.      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.     Contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to conduct summer food service facility site inspections (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

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

                  D.     Revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                  E      Establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework in Career and Technical Education for Heavy Equipment Operation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                  F.     Methodology for awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide high quality professional development for Mississippi educators (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                 G.     Annual School Board Meeting Attendance Report in accordance with Section 37-6-13 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

X.     Approval of Action Items

       01.     Approval of the Corrective Action Plan for districts assigned a PROBATION or WITHDRAWN status in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

                 A.     Benton County School District
                 B.     Coahoma County School District
                 C.     Covington County School District
                 D.     Forest Municipal School District
                 E.     Greenwood School District
                 F.      Leake County School District
                 G.     Leland School District
                 H.     Perry County School District
                 I.       Picayune School District
                 J.      Prentiss County School District
                 K.     Quitman County School District
                 L.      Scott County School District
                 M.     Wayne County School District
                 N.     West Bolivar Consolidated School District
                 O.     West Tallahatchie School District
                 P.      Wilkinson County School District

       02.     Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To 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 [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

      03.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To establish State Board Policy Part 3, Chapter 38, Rule 38.13 – Restraint and Seclusion [Goal 4 – MDE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of State Superintendent)

      04.      Approval of contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and procure related services for Mississippi Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2017 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      05.      Approval of minimum rate of readiness for early childhood programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      07.      Approval to renew the contract with Questar Assessment, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2017 for the English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3 – 8 Assessments; End of Course in Algebra I and English II Assessments; and Cost Options for Geometry and Algebra II Assessments [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

      08.      Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

      10.      Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process on the change of requirements for participants in alternate route programs to pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II assessments [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                 (Office of Chief Research and Development Officer)

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

                 B.     Approval to contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to conduct summer food service facility site inspections
                          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

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

                 D.     Revise selected Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
                          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                 E.     Establish the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Framework in Career and Technical Education for Heavy Equipment Operation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
                          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                 F.     Methodology for awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide high quality professional development for Mississippi educators
                         (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

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment


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