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Mississippi Board of Education
June 17, 2005
8:30 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 Meeting of May 19-20, 2005

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda
 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Consent Agenda Items   
         

Contracts         

01.       Full-Line Distributors.  08/01/05 – 06/30/06.  No MDE funds involved.  Competitive Bid Process (Office of Healthy Schools – Regina Ginn/Gary May)

The following contracts will provide service and delivery of food, supplies and USDA Commodities to local organizations in the State Purchasing Program.  Payment will be made directly to the contractors by the local organizations purchasing these products.  The Office of Child Nutrition will administer the contracts; no MDE funds will be expended for these services.  The contractors provided the lowest bid.  The owner and/or personnel who will be working under these contracts are not former Department employees or related to any Department employee.

  • Briggs, Inc., Corinth, MS – Full-Line Distributor of Food, Supplies, and USDA Commodities
  • Region 1 - $3,094,344.36
  • City Wholesales, West Point, MS - Full-Line Distributor of Food, Supplies, and USDA Commodities
  • Region 2 - $2,798,384.04
  • Region 3 - $2,935,987.10
  • The Merchants Company, Hattiesburg, MS – Full-Line Distributor of Food, Supplies, and USDA Commodities
  • Region 4 - $3,127,923.93

02.       Approval of contracts for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn/Robert Campbell)

The Office of Safe and Orderly Schools requests approval to submit an agreement that has been made and properly executed between the school district and contractor for capital improvements.

03.       Approval of change orders for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn/Robert Campbell)

The Office of Safe and Orderly Schools requests approval of change orders for construction projects.  School districts are requested to submit any modifications to an approved contract.

04.       Approval of final projects for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn/Robert Campbell)

The Office of Safe and Orderly Schools requests approval of final projects for state public school building funds.  School districts are requested to submit closing documents upon completion of construction projects.

05.       Approval of school district facility site(s) for the location of the construction of capital improvements  (Regina Ginn/Robert Campbell)

Madison County School District requests approval of a site for the construction of a new elementary/middle school (grades K through 8 with an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students) located on approximately 17 acres on Yandell Road in Gluckstadt, Mississippi.

Contract Renewal

06.       Advance Food Company, Inc. No MDE funds involved. 07/01/05 – 09/30/05. Competitive Bid Process  (Office of Healthy Schools – Regina Ginn/Gary May)

The contract renewal will continue service and delivery of USDA processed hamburger patties to local school districts.  Payment wil be made by the local school districts purchasing this product.  The Office of Child Nutrition will administer the contract; no MDE funds will be expended for this service.  The owner and/or personnel who will be working under this contract are not former Department employees or related to any Department employee.  This contract is being renewed beginning July 1, 2005.  Advance Food Company, Inc. processing of USDA hamburger meat into patties.  The original, multi-year (July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2005) contract was approved in May 2001.  The extension is for 90 days beginning July 1, 2005 to September 30, 2005.  This proposed extension is within the original terms of the contract issued in July 2001.  The extension will allow the Office of Child Nutrition to delay the delivery of processed hamburger patties until the beginning of the new school year. Advance Food Company has agreed to hold the product in their warehouse until that time.           

 Additional Consent Agenda Item

07.       Approval of required five year revision to district proposal for a gifted education program (Office of Academic Education – Bonita Potter)

VII.      Other Action Items

Office of Deputy State Superintendent (John Jordan)

01.       Approval to contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with the management of the Statewide Purchasing Program

02.       Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s          FY 2005 Financial Statement and FY 2006 Fee Structure

Office of Safe and Orderly Schools

  1. Approval of request to contract for pupil transportation services

Office of School Financial Services

01.       Approval of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2005-2006 School Year (Policy No. DFBG-2)

Office of Educational Accountability (Steve Williams)

 

01.       Approval of renewal of contract with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of two attorney positions to perform legal services for the State Board of Education

Office of Procurement

  1. Approval of funds distribution for Special Projects as appropriate by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 64

Office of Instructional Programs and Services   (Susan Rucker)

01.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook

 Office of Academic Education

  1. Approval of grants to three consortiums to provide professional development facilitation services

Office of Special Education

  1. Approval to reinstate the Special Education Teacher Unit Methodology adopted in March 2003 and suspended in April 2004 due to budgetary constraints

Office of Innovative Support

01.       Approval to award competitive grants for Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

02.       Approval to renew subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

03.       Approval to renew subgrant awards in support of comprehensive school reform efforts

04.       Approval to award discretionary subgrants for the Rural and Low-Income School Program (Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2)

Office of State Schools and Special Projects

Mississippi School of the Arts

 01.       Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts calendar for school year 2005-2006

Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf

02.       Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf calendar for school year 2005-2006

03.       Approval of the contract with MMI Dining Systems for the provision of food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

04.     Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science calendar for school year 2005-2006

05.     Approval of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2005-2006 school year

Office of Vocational and Technical Education

Office of Vocational Compliance and Reporting

01.       Approval of FY 2006 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services

02.       Approval of contract with University of Southern Mississippi to administer teacher occupational competency assessment workshops and examinations for vocational and technical teachers

Office of Vocational Instructional Development

01.       Approval of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative

Office of Quality Educators (Daphne Buckley)

Educator Licensure

01.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process:  To establish Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 for

Elementary License K-3 Designated Critical Shortage School Districts Only

Center for Teacher and Leadership Development

01.       Approval of grant renewal with University of Mississippi

VIII.     Recognition Ceremony

  • Recognition of district superintendents retiring in 2005
    Dr. Arthur J. Cartlidge, Greenville Public Schools
    Dr. James R. Davis, Hattiesburg Public School District
    Judy Smith, Holly Springs School District
  • Representative May Whittington
    2005 American School Counselor Association's Legislator of the Year
  • Janie Rugg, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Counseling Association
  • Larry Little, Assistant Superintendent Natchez/Adams School District
    Outstanding services to Mississippi school counselors

IX.       State Board of Education
           1. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
           2. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2006
           3. Report on meetings attended
           4. Approval of attendance at meetings

X.        Other Business

XI.       Adjournment

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