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Mississippi Board of Education
  November 10, 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 October 20, 2016

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

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

    1. 01.   Action:  Award grants to Early Learning Collaboratives to support pre- kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02.   Action:  Corrective Action Plan for the Jackson Public School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. 03.   Action: Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998: Designation of 2016-2017 Critical Shortage Subjects and Geographical Designation Districts [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. 04.  Information: Report on Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) achievement gap results by subgroups for Districts and Schools [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    5. 05.   Information: Report of Tunica County School District [Goals 1 and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

    6. 06.  Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except Tab I) Back-up material

        1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

        2. Appointments to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

        4. Modify contract with Advert to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        5. Modify contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        6. Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (Kim Benton) Back-up material

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

        8. Methodology for reallocation of Title VI – Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program funds in accordance with Section 6221 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        9. Report on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        10. Revise Appendix A of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards to allow the substitution of Computer Science in lieu of the Business and Technology requirement for graduation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        11. Appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        12. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to conduct the FY 2016 and FY 2017 financial audit and Single Audit of the Mississippi Department of Education as directed by the Office of the State Auditor (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 01.   Action:  Approval to award grants to Early Learning Collaboratives to support pre-kindergarten programs [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan]
              (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 02.   Action:  Approval of Corrective Action Plan for the Jackson Public School District in accordance with Accreditation Policy 2.8.1 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
              (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    3. 03    Action:  Approval of the Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998: Designation of 2016-2017 Critical Shortage Subjects and Geographical Designation Districts [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
              (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    4. 06.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except Tab I)

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

        2. Appointments to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        3. Modify contract with the Hinds County Sherriff’s Department to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        4. Modify contract with Advert to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        5. Modify contract with Connections Education, LLC, for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        6. Award discretionary grant to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

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

        8. Methodology for reallocation of Title VI – Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program funds in accordance with Section 6221
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        9. Report on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        10. Revise Appendix A of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards to allow the substitution of Computer Science in lieu of the Business and Technology requirement for graduation (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        11. Appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        12. Modify contract with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to conduct the FY 2016 and FY 2017 financial audit and Single Audit of the Mississippi Department of Education as directed by the Office of the State Auditor
          (Office of Educational Accountability)

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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