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Mississippi Board of Education
May 12, 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 April 21, 2016
 

IV.      Approval of Agenda

V.         Recognition Ceremony

             2016 April Employee of the Month
             Marilyn Reed
             Special Education Program Coordinator
             Office of Special Education

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:  Submission of Mississippi’s federal School Improvement Grant 1003(g) [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

            02.    Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Appendix H of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            03.    [PULLED]

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

            05.    Information:  Update on the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) administration [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            06.    Information:  Results of the May 2016 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

            07.    Action:   Licensure endorsements and renewal requirements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE 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.     2016-2017 Student Handbooks for State Schools (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                              1.       Mississippi School of the Arts
                              2.       Mississippi School for the Blind
                              3.       Mississippi School for the Deaf
                              4.       Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
     
                     C.     2016-2017 school calendars for State Schools (Kim Benton) Back-up material
                              1.       Mississippi School of the Arts
                              2.       Mississippi School for the Blind
                              3.       Mississippi School for the Deaf

                     D.     Modify discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for the World Class Teacher Program site (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     E.     Contract with Superior Protection Services d/b/a Advert Group, USA to provide unarmed security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     F.      Contract with vendor to perform the administrative duties for the Mississippi Superintendents Academy and consolidation (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     G.      Contract with vendor for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     H.      Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science Grades K-5, Science Grades 6-8, and Science Grades 9-12 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     I.        Contract with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     J.        Award of discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support to local school districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

                     K.       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

                     L.        Renew contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2) for FY17 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

           02.    Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Appendix H of the Mississippi Public Schools Accountability Standards [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
                    (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

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

           07.    Action:  Approval of licensure endorsements and renewal requirements as recommended by the 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)

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

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

                    B.     2016-2017 Student Handbooks for State Schools
                             1.     Mississippi School of the Arts
                             2.     Mississippi School for the Blind
                             3.     Mississippi School for the Deaf
                             4.     Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
                              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    C.     2016-2017 school calendars for State Schools
                             1.     Mississippi School of the Arts
                             2.     Mississippi School for the Blind
                              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    D.     Modify discretionary grants to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for the World Class Teacher Program site
                             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    E.     Contract with Superior Protection Services d/b/a Advert Group, USA to provide unarmed security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
                             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
       
                    F.     Contract with vendor to perform the administrative duties for the Mississippi Superintendents Academy and consolidation
                             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    G.     Contract with vendor for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System
                             (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    H.      Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Science Grades K-5, Science Grades 6-8, and Science Grades 9-12
                              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    I.        Contract with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
                              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    J.       Award of discretionary grant to the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to enhance the statewide system of support to local school districts
                              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

                    K.       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)

                    L.       Renew contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System for FY17 (MKAS2)
                              (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

XI.       Consideration of Executive Session

XII.      State Board of Education

           1.    Report on meetings attended

           2.    Approval of attendance at meetings

           3.    Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2017 Back-up material

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment


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