Mississippi Board of Education
March 16, 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

01-a. Discussion of determination by the Commission on School Accreditation that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Holmes County School District (Hank Bounds)

01-b. Discussion of Request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Holmes County School District (Hank Bounds) Backup material

02. Discussion of appointment for Interim Conservator for Holmes County School District (Hank Bounds)

03. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for Holmes County School District (Steve Williams)

04. Legislative Update (Steve Williams/Joy Milam) Backup material

05. Discussion of revisions to the Consolidated State Accountability Workbook (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Steve Williams) Backup material

06. Discussion of removing Financial Advisor for Amite County School District (Steve Williams) Backup material

07. Report on North Bolivar School District (Susan Rucker) Backup material

08. [Pulled]

09. Discussion of the model guidelines for developing district policies regarding HIV infection and communicable disease control as required by State Board Policy JGCC
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Regina Ginn) Backup material

10. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for the “Health Is Academic” Start-Up Grant Initiative (Regina Ginn) Backup material

11. Report on Hurricane Katrina Assistance Grants (Susan Rucker) Backup material

12. Report on Mattie T. Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Back up material

13. Discussion of the Educable Child Program policy
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup material

14. Discussion of grant with the University of Southern Mississippi (Kris Kaase) Backup material

15. Discussion of the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup material

16. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to continue to provide services and products related to the Functional Literacy Examination (FLE) using an electronic testing system (Kris Kaase) Backup material

17. Discussion of awarding ACT materials and services in support of the existing four pilot high school redesign schools (Susan Rucker) Back-up material

18. Discussion of awarding year two continuation grant funds in support of the existing pilot study for high school redesign (Susan Rucker) Backup material

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

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