Mississippi Board of Education
November 18, 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 October 20-21, 2005

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda
 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Consent Agenda Items 
(Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, November 17, 2005 agenda)         

Office of Educational Accountability

02. Approval of State Board FY 2006 Legislative Recommendations

Office of Quality Educators

07. Approval to award a one-time Financial Incentive to TEACh (Transition into Education for America’s Children) Program Participants Teaching in Participating School Districts and Subject Area Shortages based on Passage of Senate Bill 2272, Section 37-1-3 of Mississippi Code

08. Approval to revise Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 change in requirement for renewing a Standard Career Level Administrator license as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

09. Approval of a Masters Level Program in Dyslexia Therapy at Mississippi College School of Education and the Implementation of a Mississippi Class AA License as a Dyslexia Therapist as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development

10. Approval of the Establishment of a New Endorsement Code for Alternate Route Administrators as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development

11. Approval of contract with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to deliver Alternate Route Teacher Certification Training

Office of Instructional Programs and Services

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Mathematics Framework 2006

14. Approval of the Mississippi Language Arts Framework 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)

15. Approval of corrective action plans for public school districts assigned an accreditation status of ADVISED or PROBATION

16. Approval to submit request to the Governor that the members of the Board of the North Bolivar School District and the Superintendent be subject to recall and that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the North Bolivar School District

17. Approval to award discretionary subgrants to districts for Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

Office of Deputy State Superintendent

18. Approval to award competitive grants to 12 local school districts for the “Health is Academic” John D. Bower, M.D. School Health Network

19. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy ED-3 (Transportation Management)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

21. Approval of change orders for State Public School Building Fund
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.

22. Approval of final projects for State Public School Building Fund
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.

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Presidential Awards For Excellence in Mathematics and Science – State Finalists
Science:
Sherry Ann Davis, Tupelo Middle School, Tupelo Public School District
Lucy McKone, Enterprise Attendance Center, Lincoln County School District
Ann Sullivan, Oak Grove High School, Lamar County School District

Mathematics:
Jennifer Wilson, Northwest Rankin High School, Rankin County School District
Bethany Spayde, Long Beach High School, Long Beach School District
Joyce Deer, North Pike High School, North Pike School District

Midway Entertainment
, Contributor to education following Hurricane Katrina

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Report on meetings attended
     02. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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