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Mississippi Board of Education
May 19, 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.         Report from Mississippi High School Activities Association  (Dr. Ennis Proctor, Executive Director, Mississippi High School Activities Association/Dr. Marc Maneval, University of Southern Mississippi) Backup material

3.         Report from Harvard School of Public Health on Health of Mississippi Citizens (William H. Potts-Datema, Project Manager, Harvard Prevention Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA).(Regina Ginn)  Backup material

4.         Discussion of MDE’s Guide to the Development of a School Wellness Policy (Regina Ginn) Backup material            

5.          Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Steve Williams) Backup material

6.          Discussion of awarding grant proposals in support of the pilot study for high school redesign (Bonita Potter)  Back-up material

7.          Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Physical Education Framework (Bonita Potter) Backup material

8.          Discussion of modifying and increasing grant awards to existing Reading First school districts for year 3 implementation (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

9.         Discussion of contract renewal for facilitation of professional development with North Mississippi Education Consortium (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

10.       Discussion of awarding grants for Extended School Year Program in Mississippi Reading First school districts (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

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

12.       Discussion of approving the Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2005 (CFDA No. 84.027A and 84.173A) (United States Office of Special Education [OSEP]) (Bonita Potter) Back-up material

13.       Discussion of two appointments to the Commission on Charter Schools as established by House Bill 238 (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

14.        Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Migrant Education Program (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

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

16.       Discussion of revision of Guidelines for Testing Students with Disabilities (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

17.       Discussion of contract modification with Riverside Publishing (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

18.       Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc.(Susan Rucker) Back-up material

19.       Discussion of contract modification with Vantage Learning (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

20.       Discussion of revision of State Board of Education Policy IIB-1 and to delete State Board of Education Policy IIA-4 (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

21.       Discussion of methodology for disseminating funds to school districts for the purpose of participating in the Student Progress Monitoring System during 2005-06 school year (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

22.       Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education Certification and Licensure and Development and designation of Chair of Commission (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

23.       Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material          

24.       Discussion of revisions of 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

25.       Discussion of revision of 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

26.       Discussion of critical shortage subject areas for Federal Stafford Program and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

27.       Discussion of critical shortage geographical regions for Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program, Federal Stafford Program, and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

28.     Discussion of contract modification with the Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz to conduct the Mississippi Mentor Teacher Training module (Daphne Buckley)  Back-up material

29.       Discussion of contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for North Panola School District for FY 2006 (John Jordan/Todd Ivey) Back-up material

30.       Discussion of contract with Billy R. Watson to serve as the financial advisor for the Sunflower County School District for FY 2006 (John Jordan/Todd Ivey) Back-up material

31.       Discussion of removing the financial advisor from North Bolivar School District (John Jordan/Todd Ivey) Back-up material

32.       Report of personnel actions (Ethel Carson) Back-up material

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

  • Academic and elective Carnegie unit credit for specified Vocational and Technical secondary course offerings to meet the requirements for high school graduation (Office of Instructional Programs and Services – Susan Rucker) Backup material

  • Mississippi Guidelines for English Language Learners; Policies, Procedures, and Assessments (Office of Academic Education – Bonita Potter) Backup material
  • State Board of Education Policy IIB-3 Assessment of Special Populations (Office of Instructional Programs and Services –  Susan Rucker) Backup material
  • 2005 Vocational and Technical Education Equipment Management Tracking System (EMTS) Policies and Procedures Manual (Office of Vocational and Technical Education – James Sardin) Backup material
  • Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12-Alternate Route One-Year Certification Highly Qualified Designation for Teachers Not New to the Profession, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material
  • Highly Qualified Teacher Criteria to include an addendum to establish a High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

34.       Discussion of consent agenda items Backup material

35.       Consideration of Executive Session

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