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Mississippi Board of Education
  March 16, 2017
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 February 16, 2017 Board Meeting

IV.       Approval of Agenda

V.        Recognition Ceremony

           2017 March Employee of the Month
           Gary Ragsdale
           Information Technology Planner
           Office of Technology and District Transformation

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:  Renew contract with Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    2. 02.   Action:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST), Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    3. 03.   Action:  Contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and related services for 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    4. 04.  Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items except for I) Back-up material

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

        2. Revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Culinary Arts, (2) Early Childhood Education, (3) Law and Public Safety, and (4) Transportation Logistics (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2018 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        4. Modify contract with Superior Protection Services to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for Fiscal Year 2018 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        5. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a standard score of 165 for the Braille Praxis II exam (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        6. Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2018 for the English Language Proficiency Test (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        7. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2) (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

        8. Modify contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network support services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

        9. Information:  Annual School Board Meeting Attendance Report in accordance with Section 37-6-13 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 01.   Action: Approval to renew contract with Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System [Goal 1 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    2. 02.   Action:  Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST), Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development [Goal 2 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    3. 03.  Action: Approval to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to coordinate and facilitate regional training sessions and related services for 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan]
      (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

    4. 04.  Consent Agenda (All consent items are Action items)

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

        2. Revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Culinary Arts, (2) Early Childhood Education, (3) Law and Public Safety, and (4) Transportation Logistics (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        3. Renew contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2018 to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        4. Modify contract with Superior Protection Services to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for Fiscal Year 2018
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        5. Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a standard score of 165 for the Braille Praxis II exam
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        6. Renew the contract with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for Fiscal Year 2018 for the English Language Proficiency Test
          (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        7. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with Renaissance Learning for the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2)
          strong>(Office of Chief of Research and Development)

        8. Modify contract with Ciber, Inc. to continue to provide network support services for the public school districts in the state of Mississippi
          (Office of Chief of Technology and District Transformation)

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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