On April 17, 2015, the State Board of Education granted approval to begin the APA process on two documents. Please see details below for more information.
1. The State Board of Education has granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three-Year-Olds
2. The State Board of Education has granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Four-Year-Olds
These documents are intended to provide clarity for school and district leaders on the minimum requirements and recommendations for the operation of public school three and four-year-old programs in the schools of Mississippi. The new guidelines have been designed to mirror the structure of the 2012 Kindergarten Guidelines. Comments on both documents should be submitted via email (email@example.com) no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2015, or may be mailed to Dr. Jill Dent in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS, 39205.
All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2015. Questions may be directed to the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at 601.359.2586.
APA Listserv Signup
Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin. Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions. In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv. Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.
To sign up for the APA Listserv notifications, click the link below: Signup to receive APA Notifications