Mississippi Board of Education
March 17, 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 February 16-17, 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, March 16, 2007.)

01-a. Approval of determination by the Commission on School Accreditation that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Holmes County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security and educational interest of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards and state and federal law
(Office of the State Superintendent)

01-b. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Holmes County School District
(Office of the State Superintendent)

02. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for Holmes County School District
(Office of the State Superintendent)

03. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Holmes County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval of revisions to the Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval to remove Financial Advisor for Amite County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval 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)
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

10. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for the “Health Is Academic” Start-Up Grant Initiative
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

13. Approval of the Educable Child Program policy
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of grant with the University of Southern Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of the Regulations for the Gifted Education Programs in Mississippi 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to continue to provide services and products related to the Functional Literacy Examination (FLE) using an electronic testing system
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval to award ACT materials and services in support of the existing four pilot high school redesign schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval to award year two continuation grant funds in support of the existing pilot study for high school redesign
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Pierce Street Elementary School, Tupelo
A model Whole School in the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Initiative, Pierce Street Elementary is one of 10 schools selected nationwide to be featured in the Arts Education Partnership’s new book Third Space: When Learning Matters.

VIII. State Board of Education

      01. Report on meetings attended
      02. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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