Mississippi Board of Education
January 20, 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 December 15-16, 2005

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, January 19, 2007.)

01a. Approval of Appointment of the Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services
(Office of State Superintendent)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise The Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development)

05. Approval of a methodology to distribute federal funds for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. 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)

07. Approval to implement, in part, the termination for convenience clause of the FY 2006 contract with CTB/McGraw-Hill due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Educable Child policies
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the model guidelines for developing district policies regarding HIV infection and communicable disease control as required by State Board Policy JGCC
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of methodology for awarding grants to provide HIV education to local school districts in high-risk areas
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to modify contract with University of Mississippi to implement additional administrator training and follow up in the area of instructional leadership
(Office of Quality Educators)

12. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Cut Scores for Validated Praxis II Exams, as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Educators)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

16. Krista Kimble Russell. $32,320.06 (increase of $14,052.20). 08/11/05 – 06/30/06. State funds. Pool of Service Providers Contractor will provide instruction and training to the Mississippi School of the Arts students in social studies through successful classroom management practices. She will create course goals, prepare syllabi, assign lessons, and evaluate student content mastery utilizing multiple modes of assessment. The contractor will monitor and issue timely reports on student progress, keep accurate attendance reports and regularly communicate with parents. She will prepare students for the US History Subject Area Test. The contractor has a master’s degree in social studies, holds MS teacher certification, and has taught successfully during the first semester at MSA. This contract will enable her to continue teaching through the school year. The contractor is not a former Department employee or related to any Department employee.
(Office of Quality Educators)

17. Approval of change orders for State Public School Building Fund
(Office of Healthy Schools)

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.

18. 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.
(Office of Healthy Schools)

19. Approval of alteration in school district boundary lines Section 37-7-105 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, sets out the procedure to be used to alter district boundaries or consolidate school districts. Subsection (1) states, in pertinent part, as follows: “In the event the change in the school district lines are either precleared by the United States Department of Justice, or approved by the United States District Court, the State Board of Education shall formally declare the new lines as the new boundaries of the school districts.” The Yazoo County School District and the Yazoo City School District presented a Joint Motion to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The two districts jointly moved the Court to alter their school district boundaries pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the Board of Trustees of both districts. The Court approved the Motion, authorized the two districts to implement the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, and ordered the desegregation orders for both school districts amended to reflect the change of boundaries.
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2005 No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools
Gautier High School, Pascagoula School District
Pascagoula High School, Pascagoula School District
Pass Christian High School, Pass Christian School District
Senatobia Junior-Senior High School, Senatobia School District

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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