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Mississippi Board of Education
July 13, 2017
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, 2017 Board Meeting and minutes of the June 16, 2017 Budget Meeting

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

            Exemplary Inclusion Programs          

            Ocean Springs School District
            Pascagoula-Gautier School District

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:  Recognition of the 2016-2017 Superintendents Academy members [Goal 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02. Action:  List of Dyslexia screeners for use in kindergarten and first grade [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 03. Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Standard 14, Appendix A, and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2016: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    4. 04. Action:  Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    5. 05. Action: Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    6. 06. Action: Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan) (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

    7. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items) Back-up material

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

        2. Revise the methodology of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, in accordance with the Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Revise the methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        4. Award academic credit for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        5. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy Rule 36.5 to reflect approved dual enrollment and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements as assessment options in lieu of passing the end-of-course assessments effective school year 2017-2018 (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        6. Award discretionary grant to Rankin County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        7. Contract for Interim Superintendent, Mississippi School for the Blind (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        8. Award discretionary grant to a local school district for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide professional development and technical assistance in Special Education for 2017- 2018 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        9. Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Five Regions in the State) (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material
X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 02. Action: Approval of the List of Dyslexia screeners for use in kindergarten and first grade [Goal 3 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
    2. (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    3. 03. Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Standard 14, Appendix A, and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2016: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2018-2019 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
    4. (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

    5. 04. Action:  Approval of the Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
    6. (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

    7. 05. Action: Approval of the Preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2019 [Goals 4 and 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] 
    8. (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

    9. 06. Action: Approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request [Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Operations Officer)

    10. 07. Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)

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

      2. B. Revise the methodology of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, in accordance with the Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      3. C. Revise the methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      4. D. Award academic credit for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      5. E. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy Rule 36.5 to reflect approved dual enrollment and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements as assessment options in lieu of passing the end-of-course assessments effective school year 2017-2018
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      6. F. Award discretionary grant to Rankin County School District for the purpose of contracting with Educator in Residence to provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning statewide assessments and educator effectiveness
        (Office of Chief Accountability Officer)

      7. G. Contract for Interim Superintendent, Mississippi School for the Blind
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      8. H. Award discretionary grant to a local school district for the purpose of contracting with an Educator in Residence to provide professional development and technical assistance in Special Education for 2017- 2018
        (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

      9. I. Award competitive contracts to various produce distributors to supply and deliver products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Five Regions in the State)
        (Office of Chief Operations 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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