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Mississippi Board of Education
November 17, 2006
8:30 A.M.
Mississippi School of the Arts
Mary Jane Lampton Auditorium
308 West Cherokee Street
Brookhaven, Mississippi

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of October 19-20, 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, November 16, 2006.)

02. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive/discretionary grants from the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of Business and Support Services)

03. Approval to award 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)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

04. Approval of request to contract for pupil transportation services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Educator Licensure
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval to continue in effect Board’s 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 educational needs resulting from this disaster
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the calculation process for state level and school level the Dropout and Graduation Rates
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a State Board Policy on how the Mississippi Department of Education will work in partnership with the Regional Education Service Agencies
(Office of Educational Accountability)

14. Approval to modify contract with E and R Assessments to develop and validate a high school version of the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary status for Millcreek of Greenville School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of contract with the University of Southern Mississippi to develop and implement entry-level administrator academy in the area of leadership development
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval to establish 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval to establish 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21. Approval to change 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval to establish 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

24. Approval of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc., for the assessment items for secure item banks and for non-secure (publicly released) item banks
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VII. State Board of Education

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

VIII. Other Business

IX. Adjournment

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