Mississippi Board of Education
May 18, 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. Report from Governor William Winter

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

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

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

06. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for the 2007 Team Nutrition Grants (Regina Ginn) Backup material

07. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy JDF-1 (Discipline, Reporting) (Regina Ginn) Backup material

08. Discussion of the Educational Broadband Service Long-Term De Facto Lease Agreement (Derrick Lindsay) Backup material

09. Discussion of methodology for competitively written proposals from LEAs (local education agencies) for school-based service-learning projects for the Learn and Serve America Program (James Sardin) Backup material

10. Discussion of adopting amendment to the Department of Education Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy to include reference to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Steve Williams) Backup material

11. Discussion to reinstate 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 the educational needs resulting from this disaster (Steve Williams) Backup material

12. Discussion of establishing a new method for identifying successful school districts for use in MAEP calculations. The new method is based on the Achievement Model of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Steve Williams) Backup material

13. Discussion of establishing the Achievement Level Index – ALI: A new metric for reporting the performance of schools and school districts based on results of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Steve Williams) Backup material

14. Discussion of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY 2006 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation (Steve Williams) Backup material

15. Discussion of contract with Authentic Education for the purpose of providing services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Guides for reading/language arts and mathematics (Kris Kaase) Backup material

16. Discussion of renewing contract with the North Mississippi Educational Consortium to continue to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings related to K-3 reading instruction for the Office of Reading, Early Childhood and Language Arts (Kris Kaase) Backup material

17. Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products related to the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) (Kris Kaase) Backup material

18. Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) (Kris Kaase) Backup material

19. Discussion of contract modification with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program (Kris Kaase) Backup material

20. Discussion of contract modification with CTB/McGraw-Hill to continue to provide services and products related to the Grade Level Testing Program (GLTP) (Kris Kaase) Backup material

21. Discussion to invalidate test scores from the Subject Area Testing Program (Kris Kaase) Backup material

22. Discussion of awarding Mississippi Data-Based School Change Initiative grants (Kris Kaase) Backup material

23. Discussion of recognition of Exemplary Inclusion Programs (Kris Kaase) Backup material

24. Discussion of issuing an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers (Sonya Amis) Backup material

25. Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of comprehensive school reform effort (Sonya Amis) Backup material

26. Discussion of awarding grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (SonyaAmis) Backup material

27. Discussion of awarding discretionary grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG) (Sonya Amis) Backup material

28. Discussion of amending the NCLB Consolidated State Application to revise the methodology for awarding competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV, Part B, Subpart 2) Program (Sonya Amis) Backup material

29. [PULLED]

30. [PULLED]

31. Discussion of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Priority Schools beginning Fall 2006 as required by MS Code §37-18-3 (Sonya Amis) Backup material

32. Discussion of contract with the University of Mississippi to implement administrator training and follow up in the area of instructional leadership (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

33. Discussion of contract with Desire2Learn for the purpose of acquiring a Learning Management System (LMS) to host online courses for the Mississippi Virtual School (Gwenda Purnell) Backup material

34. Discussion of establishing 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

35. Discussion of establishing New Endorsement Code #910 for Special Education (K-12) for Fundamental Subjects Test: Praxis II 0511 a recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

36. Discussion of revision of 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

37. Discussion of establishing 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

38. Discussion of contract with Mississippi Community College Foundation to design, develop, and implement an Alternate Route Administrator Preparation Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

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

40. Discussion of contract modification with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

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

Consent items

42. Discussion of contract/Food Vendors (Regina Ginn) Backup material

43. Discussion of contract renewal/Food Vendors (Regina Ginn) Backup material

44. Discussion to reject the bid for distribution of milk products to Region 7 of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Regina Ginn) Backup material

45. Discussion of Tate County School District facility site for the location of the construction of capital improvements (Regina Ginn) Backup material

46. Discussion of contract with Dr. Glen Stribling (Daphne Buckley) Backup material

47. Discussion of contract with MAXIMUS (Kris Kaase) Backup material

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