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Mississippi Board of Education
April 13, 2006
Delta State University
Ewing Hall
Jacob Conference Center
Highway 8
Cleveland, Mississippi

Agenda



9:00 A.M.


01. Report of State Superintendent of Education

02. Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup material

03. Discussion of revisions to the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Martez Hill) Backup material

04. Discussion of contract with Third Day Solutions to provide maintenance for the Grant Management Portal to manage the $15M Carl Perkins Federal Vocational Grant (Martez Hill) Backup material

05. Discussion of revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Beth Sewell)  Backup material

06. [PULLED]

07. [PULLED]

08. [PULLED]

09. Discussion to award grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Impact Aid for Displaced Students Backup material

10. Discussion of awarding contract for the purpose of providing technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2), criterion-referenced tests in reading/language arts and mathematics administered in grades 3 through 8 Backup material

11. Discussion of revision of Mississippi’s Policies for Implementation of IDEIA 2004 (Kris Kaase)  Backup material

12. Discussion of awarding grants in support of Enhancing Education through Technology (E2T2) (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

13. Discussion of modifying contract with Aventa Learning to continue to provide services and products for the Mississippi Virtual School (formerly MOLLI) (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

14. Discussion of contract modification with eCollege to continue to provide services for the Mississippi Virtual School (formerly MOLLI) (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

15. Discussion of critical shortage subject areas for Federal Stafford Program and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (Wesley Williams) Backup material

16. 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 (Wesley Williams) Backup material

17. Report of personnel actions (Martez Hill) Backup material

18. Discussion of appointment of Associate State Superintendent, Office of Innovation and School Improvement (Martez Hill) Backup material

19. Discussion of appointment of Bureau Director II, Office of Internal Accountability (Martez Hill) Backup material

20. Discussion of appointment of Executive to the State Superintendent, (Deputy State Superintendent), Office of Instructional Programs and Services (Martez Hill) Backup material

21. Discussion of appointment of State Superintendent’s Office, Chief of Staff, Bureau Director II (Martez Hill) Backup material

1:00 P.M.

I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 16-17, 2006

IV. Additions or deletions/approval of agenda

V. Report of the Chair

VI. Approval of Action Items

(Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 9:00 A.M.)

03. Approval of revisions to the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

04. Approval of contract with Third Day Solutions to provide maintenance for the Grant Management Portal to manage the $15M Carl Perkins Federal Vocational Grant
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

05. Approval of revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to award grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Impact Aid for Displaced Students
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to award contract for the purpose of providing technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

Edition (MCT2), criterion-referenced tests in reading/language arts and mathematics administered in grades 3 through 8
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to begin Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Mississippi’s Policies for Implementation of IDEIA 2004
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to award grants in support of Enhancing Education through Technology (E2T2)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to modify contract with Aventa Learning to continue to provide services and products for the Mississippi Virtual School (formerly MOLLI)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of contract modification with eCollege to continue to provide services for the Mississippi Virtual School (formerly MOLLI)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of critical shortage subject areas for Federal Stafford Program and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program
(Office of Quality Educators)

16. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

18. Approval of appointment of Associate State Superintendent, Office of Innovation and School Improvement
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

19. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director II, Office of Internal Accountability
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

20. Approval of appointment of Executive to the State Superintendent, (Deputy State Superintendent), Office of Instructional Programs and Services
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

21. Approval of appointment of State Superintendent’s Office, Chief of Staff, Bureau Director II
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

VIII. State Board of Education

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

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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