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Mississippi Board of Education
May 19, 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 April 13, 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, May 18, 2007.)

05. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for “Phase IV” of the EPSDT School Nurse Program
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

06. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive grants to local school districts for the 2007 Team Nutrition Grants
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy JDF-1 (Discipline, Reporting)
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

08. Approval of the Educational Broadband Service Long-Term De Facto Lease Agreement
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

09. Approval of methodology for competitively written proposals from LEAs (local educational agencies) for school-based service-learning projects for the Learn and Serve America Program
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)
 
10. Approval to adopt 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

12. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

13. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

14. Approval of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY 2006 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15. Approval of contract with Authentic Education for the purpose of providing services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Guides for reading/language arts and mathematics
 (Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products related to the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
 (Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of contract modification with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval of contract modification with CTB/McGraw-Hill to continue to provide services and products related to the Grade Level Testing Program (GLTP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to invalidate test scores from the Subject Area Testing Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of awarding Mississippi Data-Based School Change Initiative grants
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval of recognition of Exemplary Inclusion Programs
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval of issuing an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval of renewing subgrant awards in support of comprehensive school reform effort
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

26. Approval to award grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

27. Approval of awarding discretionary grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

28. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To amend 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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31. Approval of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Priority Schools beginning Fall 2006 as required by MS Code §37-18-3
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

32. Approval of contract with the University of Mississippi to implement administrator training and follow up in the area of instructional leadership
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

33. Approval of contract with Desire2Learn for the purpose of acquiring a Learning Management System (LMS) to host online courses for the Mississippi Virtual School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

34. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

35. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

36. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

37. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Educators)

38. Approval of contract with Mississippi Community College Foundation to design, develop, and implement an Alternate Route Administrator Preparation Program
(Office of Quality Educators)

39. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Educators)

40. Approval of contract modification with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C
(Office of Quality Educators)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

42. Approval of contract/Food Vendors
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

43. Approval of contract renewal/Food Vendors
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

44. Approval to reject the bid for distribution of milk products to Region 7 of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

45. Approval of Tate County School District facility site for the location of the construction of capital improvements
(Office of Deputy State Superintendent)

46. Approval of contract with Dr. Glen Stribling
(Office of Quality Educators)

47. Approval of contract with MAXIMUS
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Exemplary Inclusion Program Winners
Horn Lake Middle School, Horn Lake
N.E. Taconi Elementary School, Ocean Springs

Mississippi Parent of the Year Program Winners
Helen Facella, West Point School District, 2006 Mississippi Parent of the Year
Deborah Rogers, Amory Separate School District, Finalist
Peggy Lee, Clinton Public School District, Finalist
Bette-Jean “B-J” Jones, Pascagoula School District, Finalist

IX. State Board of Education

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

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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