Mississippi Board of Education
July 21, 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 June 15-16, 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, July 20, 2006.)

03. Approval to re-file with the Secretary of State's Office the school district vending regulations to determine what and when products can be sold on the school campus to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process (Substantive changes were made based on public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

04. Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY 2006 Financial Statement and FY 2007 Fee Structure
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval to award competitive contract to Dairy Fresh of Alabama to provide distribution of milk products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Region 7 in the State)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of revision to State Board policy JDF-1 (Discipline, Reporting)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of contract with Magee Enterprises, Inc. to provide the Instructional Management System for the Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval to continue in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the findings that, pursuant to the continuing proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi, a state of emergency continues to exist as a result of Hurricane Katrina and that, pursuant to the provisions of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, federal funds have been allocated to address educational needs resulting from this disaster
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval of the FY 2008 Budget Request
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to revise language in current State Board Policy DFBI to reflect changes in the rules and regulations regarding the administration of funds appropriated for Education Enhancement Funds for Classroom Supplies and Materials
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval of estimated FY 2008 Base Student Cost
(Office of Educational Accountability)

13. Approval of five-year district proposals under the new regulations for the gifted education program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to award continuation grants for Reading First districts and schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of Mississippi’s Policy for Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEIA 2004)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Proficiency Level (Cut) Scores and General Student Proficiency Level Descriptors
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

21. Approval to award competitive grants for the Migrant Education Program (Year 2 of a 3 Year subgrant)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval to revise Current Two-Year and Five-Year Reciprocity Policies in accordance with Senate Bill 2602 which Deletes the Two-Year Out-Of-State
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

Experience Requirement from the Law as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. 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 Professionals and Special Schools)

24. Approved to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise 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) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

25. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts calendar for school year 2006-2007
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2006-2007 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27. Approval to revise the Admissions Criteria for the Mississippi School of the Arts
 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2006-2007 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2006-2007 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

30. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31. Approval of the Mississippi School for Blind & Deaf calendar for school year 2006-2007
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

32. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind and Deaf Safety and Crisis Management Manual
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

33. Approval of contract with Capital Security Services, Inc. to provide security services for the Mississippi School for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

34. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2006-2007 Student Handbook 35. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

36. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science calendar for school year 2006-2007
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

37. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2006-2007 School Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

38. Approval of Appointment of Bureau Director II (High School Principal) Mississippi School for the Blind
(Office of Business and Support Services)

39. Approval of Appointment of School Finance Officer, Office of Budget and Planning
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Item

41. Approval of contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Administrator of the Year Program winners

USDA Healthier US School Challenge Silver Certification winners
East Central Lower Elementary School, Jackson County
East Central Upper Elementary School, Jackson County
Vancleave Upper Elementary, Jackson County
Vancleave Lower Elementary, Jackson County

Retiring District Superintendents

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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