Mississippi Board of Education
October 19, 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. Discussion of contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building, beginning November 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 (Martez Hill) Back-up Material

03. Discussion of contract between the Mississippi Department of Education and the American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Options Program (Martez Hill) Back-up Material

04. Annual report of the Office of Compulsory School Attendance for school year 2005-2006 (Martez Hill) Back-up Material

05. Discussion of the beverage vending regulations for Mississippi schools to determine what and when products can be sold on the school campus (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

06. Discussion of school district snack regulations to determine what and when products can be sold
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

07. Discussion of methodology for awarding grants to 25 local schools for the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

08. Discussion of awarding grant funds to 25 local school districts that previously participated in the 2006 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

09. Discussion of the Mississippi Minimum Standards for School Buses manufactured on or after October 1, 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

10. Discussion of expending transportation funds to establish, erect and equip school bus shops or garages and purchase land (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

11. Discussion of borrowing funds with which to purchase school transportation equipment (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

12. Discussion of school district facility site(s) for the location of the construction of capital improvements (Regina Ginn) Back-up Material

13. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Compulsory School Attendance (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up Material

14. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Professional Development (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up Material

15. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Mississippi Teacher Center (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up Material

16. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Coordinated School Health (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up Material

17. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Back-up Material

18. Discussion of Dropout Prevention and Graduation Rate (Steve Williams) Back-up Material

19. Discussion on Jefferson Davis County financial advisory status (Steve Williams) Back-up Material

20. Discussion to continue in effect Board's Declaration of State of Emergency based on the results of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Back-up Material

21. Discussion of contract with McRae and Company, Inc. to secure professional services to manage and coordinate a statewide educational conference on an annual basis, to be hosted in Mississippi over a four year period (Beth Sewell) Back-up Material

22. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants to partnerships of high-need school districts, Institutions of Higher Learning, and other stakeholders (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

23. Discussion of establishing the access to a substantive and rigorous curriculum policy (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

24. Discussion of awarding the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

25. Discussion of awarding continuation grants for Even Start Family Literacy Program (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

26. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

27. Discussion of contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for the purpose of providing technical services and products for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

28. Discussion of entering into an Interagency Agreement with Information Technology Services (ITS) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

29. Discussion of contract with Rhonda Tyree to provide consultative services relative to redesigning Special Education Policies and Procedures (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

30. Discussion of an Accredited - Temporary Status for Roger Amos McMurtry School (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material

31. [PULLED]

32. Discussion of methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material

33. Discussion of contract modification for Jane Black to continue to manage the accounting portion for the non-public and private schools of the Hurricane Katrina Restart Program for the Mississippi Department of Education (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material

34. Discussion of contract with Joyce Deer to assist the Mississippi Virtual Public School staff in administering, coordinating, and maintaining the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) program (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up Material

35. Discussion of establishing the Mississippi Virtual Public School State Board Policy
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up Material

36. Discussion of establishing the Mississippi Virtual Public School Handbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up Material

37. Discussion of a Master of Science degree program in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

38. Discussion of establishing New Class AA Educator License bearing endorsement code #495 for the degree Master of Science in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

39. 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 (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

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

41. Discussion of establishing new graduate Gifted Education add-on certification program guidelines for all colleges and universities in the state (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

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

43. Discussion of the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program (CNTS) Annual Report (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

44. Discussion of the Teacher Recruitment Incentive Programs Annual Report (Daphne Buckley) Back-up material

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