Mississippi Board of Education
August 17, 2006
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education

02. Discussion of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi

03. Discussion of adopting school district snack regulations to determine what and when products can be sold (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

04. Discussion of methodology for awarding discretionary grants to the local school districts currently participating in the EPSDT School Nurse Program under Phases I, II, and III (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

05. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Minimum Standards for School Buses (SBE Policy EDJ) to become effective with new bid period beginning October 1, 2006 (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

06. Discussion of request to contract for pupil transportation services (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

07. Discussion of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges necessary to operate Post-Secondary Vocational and Technical Education programs for the State of Mississippi (James Sardin) Back-up material

08. [PULLED]

09. [PULLED]
 
10. [PULLED]

11. Discussion of FY 2007 Legislative Priorities Brochure (Steve Williams) Back-up material

12. Discussion of continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Back-up Material

13. Discussion of the request from the Richton School District to issue a Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note with a twenty-four month maturity date as authorized by Section 37-59-37 as amended by Senate Bill 2014 passed during the 2005 Fifth Extraordinary Session (Steve Williams) Back-up material

14. Discussion of five-year district proposals under the new regulations for the gifted education program (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

15. Discussion of revision of the Textbook Administration Handbook’s Rules and Regulations (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

16. Discussion of appointments to the State Advisory Panel for Special Education (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

17. Discussion of methodology for disseminating funds to school districts for the purpose of purchasing English language proficiency assessments from the approved vendor (Harcourt Assessment, Inc.) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

18. Discussion of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Proficiency Level (Cut) Scores and General Student Proficiency Level Descriptors (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

19. Discussion of contract modification for Jane Black to continue to manage the accounting portion for the non-public and private schools of the Hurricane Katrina Restart Program for MDE (Sonya Amis)  Back-up material

20. Discussion of contract modification for Joe Haynes to continue to serve as Interim Conservator for the Holmes County School District (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

21. Discussion of contract modification for Billy R. Watson to continue to assist in administering the Hurricane Katrina grants for MDE (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

22. Discussion of contract modification for Howard Sanders to continue to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Bolivar School District (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

23. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

24. Discussion of awarding grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Assistance for Homeless Youth Program (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

25. Discussion of requests for relief related to the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Includes “hold harmless” waiver requests for the state Achievement and Growth Models and requests for a one-year delay of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under NCLB (Steve Hebbler) Back-up material

26. [PULLED]

27. Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) (Sonya Amis) Back-up material

28. Discussion of contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up material

29. Discussion of establishing the Mississippi Virtual Public School State Board Policy (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up material

30. Discussion of establishing the Mississippi Virtual Public School Handbook (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up material

31. Discussion of establishing Cut Scores for Validated Praxis II Exams (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

32. Discussion of revision of the Current Five-Year Educator License – School Psychologist policy from “Complete an approved specialist degree program in school psychology ” to “Complete a specialist degree or equivalent program approved by the National Association of School Psychologist-NASP (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

33. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2006-2007 Endowment Fund Budget (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

34. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2006-2007 Endowment Fund Budget (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

35. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for Office of Internal Accountability (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

36. Discussion of appointment of Bureau Director II (Special Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent for Business and Support Services), Director of the Office of Dropout Prevention (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

37. Discussion of increasing the salary of the Senior Assistant for the Office of Research and Statistics (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

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

Consent Items

39. Discussion of contract with Mississippi Society for Disabilities (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

40. Discussion of change orders for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

41. Discussion of final projects for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

42. Consideration of Executive Session

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