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Mississippi Board of Education
  May 18, 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 April 20, 2017 Board Meeting

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:  Begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Appendix A-3 and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    2. 02. Information: Results of the 2017 MAP Grade 3 ELA Assessment [Goals 1 and 2 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material

    3. 03. Information: Update on Phase I of the Mississippi Department of Education Internal Dashboards [Goal 5 – MBE Strategic Plan] (John Q. Porter) Back-up material

    4. 04. 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. Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Social Studies: World Geography and Citizenship Grade 6 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        3. Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose of contracting with Educators in Residence for 2017-2018 for Special Education (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        4. Revise the methodology to award Migrant Education Program grant dollars in support of local efforts for providing supplemental services to migrant students in accordance with Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        5. Award discretionary grant to local school district for the purpose of contracting with Educator in Residence to provide professional development and technical assistance in Science (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        6. Methodology for awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for Mississippi students (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        7. Mississippi State School’s 2017-2018 Student Handbooks:  (1) Mississippi School of the Arts, (2) Mississippi School for the Blind, (3) Mississippi School for the Deaf, and (4) Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Kim Benton) Back-up material

        8. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with ACT, Inc. for the ACT State Testing (Paula Vanderford) Back-up material
X.        Approval of Action Items

    1. 01. Action: Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise Appendix A-3 and Appendix G of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards: Graduation Requirements effective school year 2017-2018 [Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Paula Vanderford)
    2. (Office of Chief of Research and Development)

    3. 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. Renew contracts with vendors for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Social Studies: World Geography and Citizenship Grade 6
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        3. Award discretionary grants to local school districts for the purpose contracting with Educators in Residence for 2017-2018 for Special Education
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        4. Revise the methodology to award Migrant Education Program grant dollars in support of local efforts for providing supplemental services to migrant students in accordance with Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        5. Award discretionary grant to local school district for the purpose of contracting with Educator in Residence to provide professional development and technical assistance in Science
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        6. Methodology for awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for Mississippi students
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        7. Mississippi State School’s 2017-2018 Student Handbooks:  (1) Mississippi School of the Arts, (2) Mississippi School for the Blind, (3) Mississippi School for the Deaf, and (4) Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
          (Office of Chief Academic Officer)

        8. Renew the Fiscal Year 2018 contract with ACT, Inc. for the ACT State Testing
          (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 2018

XIII.    Other Business

XIV.    Adjournment




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