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Mississippi Board of Education
February 17, 2006
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 January 19-20, 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, February 16, 2007.)

04. Approval of reassignment of Financial Advisor for Greenville Public School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04-a. Approval to remove Billy R. Watson, Financial Advisor for Sunflower County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish The Achievement Level Index – ALI: A new metric for reporting the performance of schools and school districts based on results of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a new method for identifying successful school districts for use in MAEP calculations; new method based on the Achievement Model of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08-a. Approval to eliminate the narrative writing prompt of the Subject Area Testing Program English II Writing Assessment
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08-b. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval of the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework, as recommended by the Mathematics Curriculum Framework Writing Team (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of revisions to the Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools of Mississippi, 2005-2006 that will be reflected in the Approved Courses for Secondary Schools of Mississippi 2006-2007
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to award Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grants
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to modify interagency agreement number 36112 between the Division of Information Systems Services of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services and the Mississippi Department of Education to increase funds to implement Phase III of the contract with the Office of Information and Technology Services (ITS) for enhancements to MSIS not to exceed $120,600 (total contract $250,600)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2004
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary status for Millcreek of Meadville School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of a methodology to select high schools to participate in the National Governors Association Honors Grant Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval of the selected high schools to participate in the National Governors Association Honors Grant Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval to award grant dollars for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of contract with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to monitor all nonpublic and private grantees that received the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of a methodology to award grant dollars for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Impact Aid for Displaced Students
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. [PULLED]

21. Approval to revise the Guidelines for the Three-Year Vocational Educator License for Non-Degree Applicants, 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)
(Office of Quality Educators)

22. Approval to establish Cut Scores for Validated Praxis II Exams, 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)
(Office of Quality Educators)

23. Approval to revise the Five-Year Entry Level Alternate Route Administrator License, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Quality Educators)

24. Approval of appointment to Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Educators)

25. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director I for the Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Treatment Program (EPSDT), within the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

27. The Office of Child Nutrition administers the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program is designed to meet the nutritional needs of children during extended summer school vacation. USDA, SFSP funds have been designated specifically for site health inspections. The Mississippi State Board of Health is the governing body, charged by State law, with the responsibility to regulate food service sanitation. All food served in foodservice facilities in this state are subject to regulations and sanitation inspections by MS State Board of Health. The contract will provide required inspections of sites for participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Therefore, this independent contractor is the sole source for procurement in Mississippi for this purpose. The contractor is not a former employee or related to any Department employee
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

28. The contract will provide service and delivery of food, supplies and USDA Commodities to local organizations in Region 3 of 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 contract; no MDE funds will be expended for these services. City Wholesale was awarded the original contract at the June 2005 State Board meeting. The company was sold in December to another entity and will no longer operate as a food distributor for school districts in the state. City Wholesale, therefore, asked to be released from their contractual obligations with Mississippi Department of Education. The State Superintendent approved an emergency procurement request on January 9, 2006. A contract was offered to the Merchants Foodservice Company effective January 16, 2006, after the emergency approval was made. Merchants Foodservice will make deliveries of food and supplies to the school districts and payment for service will be made directly from the school districts to the company
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Thomas Watts, Madison Middle School, Madison
2005 Gilder-Lehrman History Teacher of the Year

Janet Wagner, Beechwood Elementary School, Vicksburg
Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Outstanding School Clinician of the Year

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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