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Mississippi Board of Education
June16, 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 May 18-19, 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, June 15, 2006.)

02. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt school district vending regulations to determine what and when products can be sold on the school campus
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval to award competitive grants to local school districts for “Phase IV” of the EPSDT School Nurse Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of grant renewals for School Health Pilot Programs
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval to contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Instructional Development and Student Organizations
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval of FY2007 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

14. Approval of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of two attorneys and the half-time equivalent of one attorney to perform legal services for the State Board of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15. 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)

16. Approval of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1559
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise 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, Pursuant to Senate Bill 2602, enacted by the Mississippi Legislature during its regular 2006 session
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19. Approval to modify contract with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to add deliverables and reduce contract amount for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval of modification of grant awards to existing Mississippi Reading First school districts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of an Accredited Status for Holy Child Jesus School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

25. Approval of contract modification for Joe Haynes to continue to serve as Interim Conservator for the Holmes County School District
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

27. Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

28. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

29. Approval to modify the approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers to add one provider and remove another provider
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

30. Approval to contract with Florida Virtual Schools to provide online courses for students through Mississippi Virtual School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

31. Approval to contract with Aventa Learning to provide online courses for students through Mississippi Virtual School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

32. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

33. Approval to establish New Endorsement Code #909 for Elementary Special Education (K-6) for High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) option 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 Professionals and Special Schools)

34. Approval to establish New Endorsement Code #910 for Special Education (K-12) for Fundamental Subjects Test: Praxis II 0511 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 Professionals and Special Schools)

35. Approval to revise Middle Grades 4-8 Endorsement Codes from 4-8 to 7-8 to Align with Highly Qualified Definition 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 Professionals and Special Schools)

36. Approval to establish the American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) Alternate Route Program 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 Professionals and Special Schools)

37. Approval to award a grant to MS School Boards Association to conduct continuing education courses for local school board members
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

38. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Wellness Plan
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

39. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Admissions Criteria for the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

40. Approval 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 that will reduce monthly charges for electrical service on the Mississippi School of the Arts campus beginning July 1, 2006
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

41. Approval to authorize the 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

42. Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the Mississippi School of the Arts and Brookhaven School District for 2006-2007 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

43. Approval of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2006-2007 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

44. Approval of grant with the University of Mississippi to manage the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship and Extension for Veteran Teachers Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2004-2005 Tech Prep Exemplary Site
Water Valley High School

 “Do The Write Thing Challenge” winners
Shaniqua McCarty, Heidelberg High School, East Jasper School District
Mason Seidenburg, West Jones High School, West Jones School District


Retiring District Superintendents

VIII. State Board of Education

       01. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
       02. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2007
       03. Report on meetings attended
       04. Approval of attendance at meetings
       05. Discussion of National Association of State Boards of Education membership

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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