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Mississippi Board of Education
June 15, 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 adopting school district vending regulations to determine what and when products can be sold on the school campus (Regina Ginn) Backup material

03. Report on North Bolivar School District (Howard Sanders) Backup material

04. Report on Holmes County (Joe Haynes) Backup material

05. Discussion of awarding competitive grants to local school districts for “Phase IV” of the EPSDT School Nurse Program (Regina Ginn) Backup material

06. Discussion of grant renewals for School Health Pilot Programs (Regina Ginn) Backup material

07. Discussion of contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Regina Ginn) Backup material

08. Discussion of appointment of Bureau Director II for Office of Curriculum and Instruction (Ethel Carson) Backup material

09. Discussion of appointment of Bureau Director II for Office of Instructional Development and Student Organizations (Ethel Carson) Backup material

10. [Pulled]

11. Discussion of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative (James Sardin) Backup material

12. Discussion of FY2007 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services (James Sardin) Backup material

13. Discussion of contract with Melior-Delaware, Inc. to allow access to online training and education services and a Learning Management System for the implementation of Automotive Technical Online Training (James Sardin) Backup material

14. Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General (Steve Williams) Backup material

15. Discussion of continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Backup material

16. Discussion of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1559 (Steve Williams) Backup material

17. Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2006-2007 School Year (Policy No. DFBG-2) (Steve Williams) Backup material

18. Discussion of revising language in current State Board Policy to reflect changes in the rules and regulations regarding the administration of funds appropriated for Education Enhancement Funds for Classroom Supplies and Materials (Steve Williams) Backup material

19. Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. (Kris Kaase) Backup material

20. Discussion of modification of grant awards to existing Mississippi Reading First school districts (Kris Kaase) Backup material

21. [Pulled]

22. Discussion of an Accredited Status for Holy Child Jesus School (Sonya Amis) Backup material

23. Approval to award grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Sonya Amis) Backup material

24. Discussion of modifying the selected high schools to participate in the National Governors Association Honors Grant Program (Sonya Amis) Backup material

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

26. [Pulled]

27. Discussion of amendment to the No Child Left Behind Consolidated State Plan to revise the methodology of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments) (Sonya Amis) Backup material

28. Discussion of contract modification with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to continue to monitor and provide technical assistance to all nonpublic and private schools awarded Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds (Sonya Amis) Backup material

29. Discussion of modifying the approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers to add one provider and remove another provider (Sonya Amis) Backup material

30. Discussion of contract with Florida Virtual Schools to provide online courses for students through Mississippi Virtual School (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

31. Discussion of contract with Aventa Learning to provide online courses for students through Mississippi Virtual School (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

32. Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

33. Discussion of establishing New Endorsement Code #909 for Elementary Special Education (K-6) for High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) option
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley)
Backup material

34. Discussion of establishing New Endorsement Code #910 for Special Education (K-12) for Fundamental Subjects Test: Praxis II 0511
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

35. Discussion of revising Middle Grades 4-8 Endorsement Codes from 4-8 to 7-8 to Align with Highly Qualified Definition (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

36. Discussion of establishing American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) Alternate Route Program (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

37. Discussion of awarding grant to MS School Boards Association to conduct continuing education courses for local school board members (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

38. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts Wellness Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

39. Discussion of revision of the Admissions Criteria for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

40. Discussion of a five year, renewable Agreement for Service between the Mississippi Department of Education and Entergy Mississippi, Inc. for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

41. Discussion of authorizing Mississippi School of the Arts staff to work with the MS Department of Archives and History to proceed with the removal of Elizabeth Cottage from the school campus in accordance with guidelines for historic property (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

42. Discussion of the Interlocal Agreement between the Mississippi School of the Arts and Brookhaven School District for 2006-2007 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

43. Discussion of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2006-2007 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

44. Discussion of grant with the University of Mississippi to manage the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship and Extension for Veteran Teachers Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

45. Report of personnel actions (Ethel Carson) Backup material

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