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Mississippi Board of Education
November 16, 2006
10:00 A.M.
Mississippi School of the Arts
Mary Jane Lampton Auditorium
308 West Cherokee Street
Brookhaven, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education

02. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive/discretionary grants from the Office of Healthy Schools (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

03. Discussion of awarding competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State) (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

04. Discussion of request to contract for pupil transportation services  (Regina Ginn) Back-up material

05. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Educator Licensure (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

06. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up material

07. Discussion of Technical Amendments for 2007 Legislative Session (Steve Williams) Back-up material

08. Update on Jefferson Davis County financial advisory status (Steve Williams) Back-up material

09. Discussion of continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Back-up material

10. Discussion of establishing the calculation process for state level and school level Dropout and Graduation Rates (Steve Williams) Back-up material

11. Discussion of establishing a State Board Policy on how the Mississippi Department of Education will work in partnership with the Regional Education Service Agencies (Steve Williams) Back-up material

12. Report on Mississippi Dyslexia Program (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

13. Report on the Mississippi Reading Sufficiency Program (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

14. Discussion of contract modification with E and R Assessments to develop and validate a high school version of the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

15. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006 (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

16. Discussion of an Accredited-Temporary status for Millcreek of Greenville School (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

17. Report on Charter School Program (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

18. Discussion of contract with the University of Southern Mississippi to develop and implement entry-level administrator academy in the area of leadership development (Beth Sewell) Back-up material

19. Discussion of establishing New Class AA Educator License bearing Endorsement Code #495 for the degree Master of Science in Interscholastic Athletic Administration 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) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

20. Discussion of establishing New Endorsement Codes #323, Stand – Alone license, and #330, Add – On license, entitled Design Technology for Fashion and Interiors, to replace Endorsement #347 Clothing Management 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) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

21. Discussion of changing degree requirement for Endorsement Code #379 Polymer/Plastics Technology from “An Associate’s Degree” to “A Bachelor’s Degree” 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) (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

22. Discussion of establishing New Endorsement Codes #609 through Endorsement Code #645 for courses taught by Advance Placement (AP) Teachers 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) (Daphne Buckley)
Back-up material

23. Discussion of contract with Tammy Stanford to provide instruction and training to the Mississippi School of the Arts students in theatre/dance through successful classroom management practices (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

24. Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc., for the assessment item banks (to extend the ending date) (Kris Kaase) Back-up material

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