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Mississippi Board of Education
  September 15, 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 August 18, 2016

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           2016 August Employee of the Month
           Karla M. Everett
           Secretary Principal – Southern District
           Office of School Attendance Enforcement

           2016 September Employee of the Month
           Alice Ball
           Administrative Assistant III
           Office of Child Nutrition

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.   Information:  Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02.   Action:  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 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

    3. 03.   Action:  Revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the recommended cut scores beginning in school year 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] Back-up material
    4. (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (J.P. Beaudoin)

    5. 04.   Information:  ACT to meet federal assessment requirements [Goals 1 and 2 - MBE Strategic Planl] (Kim Benton and J. P. Beaudoin) Back-up material

    6. 05.   Information:  Report on determining contract worker rate of pay and evaluation process of contract workers. [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

    7. 06.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material                  
        1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material
        2.                   
        3. Approval to award competitive grants for the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program [Goals 1 and 2- MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material                  

        4. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to 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 (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
        5.                   
        6. Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek School – Kosciusko (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
        7.                   
        8. Revise the Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education Licenses and endorsements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments) (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
        9.                   
        10. Modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (J.P. Beaudoin) Back-up material
 X.       Approval of Action Items           

    1. 02.   Action: Approval to 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 [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Educational Accountability)

    2. 03.   Action: Approval to revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to include the recommended cut scores beginning in school year 2015-2016 [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments
      (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    3. 06.   Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)                 
        1. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
          (Office of Chief Operations Officer)
        2.                  
        3. Approval to award competitive grants for the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program [Goals 1 and 2- MBE Strategic Plan]
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)
        4.                  
        5. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to 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
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
        6.                  
        7. Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek School – Kosciusko
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
        8.                  
        9. Revise the Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education Licenses and endorsements as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comments)
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)
        10.                  
        11. Modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
          (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

XIII.     Other Business

XIV.     Adjournment      


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