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Mississippi Board of Education
July 14, 2005
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

 

1.       Report of State Superintendent of Education

2.         Discussion of State Board of Education Priorities and Goals (Dr. Henry Johnson) Back-up material

3.         Discussion of FY 07 Legislative Budget Request (John Jordan /Steve Williams) Back-up material

4.         Discussion of contract with Augenblick, Palaich and Associates to assist in the MAEP study as required by SB 2731 (Steve Williams) Back-up material

5.         Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Dyslexia Program in support of districts’ implementation of scientifically research-based programs (Bonita Potter) Back-up material        

6.         Discussion of awarding Reading Sufficiency grants to local school districts to assist local school districts in the implementation of the Mississippi Reading Reform Model (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

7.         Discussion of appointments to the State Advisory Committee for Special Education (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

8.         Discussion of Statewide Subscription for On-line and Multimedia Special Education Research Tools with LRP (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

9.         Discussion of revision to the Mississippi’s Policies and Procedures for Implementation of IDEA1997 (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

10.       Discussion of timeline to meet the technology proficiency requirements of No Child Left Behind (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

11.       Discussion to award two discretionary grants:  (a) Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG) and (b) Delta State University (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

12.       Discussion of adding Supplemental Educational Services Providers to Existing State Approved List (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of increasing the standard (cut score) for the Validated Personnel Appraisal Instrument for Superintendents, Central Office Staff, and Principals as a part of the evaluation process for Priority Schools as recommended by the Standard Setting Committee (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

14.       Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2005-2006 Student Handbook (Ron Love) Backup material

15.       Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts Safety and Crisis Management Manual (Ron Love) Backup material

16.       Discussion of the Interlocal Agreement between the Mississippi School of the Arts and Brookhaven School District for 2005-2006 school year (Ron Love) Backup material

17.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2005-2006 Student Handbook (Ron Love)  Backup material

18.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2005-2006 Student Handbook (Ron Love) Back-up material

19.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2005-2006 Student Handbook (Ron Love) Back-up material

20.       Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Revised Admissions Procedures and Criteria Manual (Ron Love) Back-up material

21.       Discussion of request from William Carey College to modify its teacher education program to provide for granting of Vocational Counselor licenses to school counseling teacher education candidates (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

22.       Discussion of request from Mississippi College to utilize a twelve-hour course substitution in its Elementary Education Masters of Education program allowing elementary teachers to obtain dual certification in Elementary Education and teaching English as a Second Language (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

23.       Discussion of Repair and Renovation, Capital Improvement and Pre-planning Needs for Fiscal Year 2007 for Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi Schools for Blind/Deaf and the Mississippi Department of Education (John Jordan/Gracie Sanders) Back-up material

24.       Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for the “Health is Academic” John D. Bower, M.D. School Health Network (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

25.       Discussion of grant renewal for School Health Pilot Programs (Regina Ginn)Backup material

26.       Discussion of Estimated FY 07 Base Student Cost (John Jordan/ Todd Ivey) Back-up material

27.       Report of Personnel Actions and Report on Salary Schedule for Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf, and School Attendance Officers (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup material

28.       Discussion of items, which have cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process:

  • Revised Mississippi Comprehensive Health Framework (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

  • Revised Guidelines for Testing Students with Disabilities (Susan Rucker) Backup material
  • Revised State Board of Education Policy IIB-1 and approval to delete State Board of Education Policy IIA-4 (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

  • Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12- Elementary License K-6, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley)  Back-up material
  • Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12-Administrator Alternate Route Program, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

29.       Discussion of consent agenda items Backup material  Backup material

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