APA Process 

The State Board of Education has granted approval to begin the APA process on the Mississippi World Languages Framework. This document is intended to provide teaching standards that will ensure linguistic proficiency and cultural appreciation to enable students to function successfully in a global environment. More specifically, this curriculum framework provides structure to teach students to understand and be understood by people in other cultures, to act with greater awareness of self and of other cultures, to develop insight into their own language and culture, and to gain direct access to bodies of knowledge previously unavailable to them.

Comments should be submitted via email ( no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2015, or may be mailed to Limeul Eubanks 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 November 30, 2015. Questions may be directed to the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at 601.359.2586.

APA Oral Proceedings Notice

The Mississippi Department of Education will hold public proceedings to receive comments on establishing State Board Policy 4013 – Restraint and Seclusion.  The proceedings will be held in the Auditorium at the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf, 1252 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211 on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am and October 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm. 

The proposed State Board Policy 4013 – Restraint and Seclusion can be viewed here and public comments can be sent to

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact 601-359-1879.

               Pat Ross
               Chief School Performance Officer
               Office of School Performance
               Mississippi Department of Education

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:

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