Mississippi Board of Education
October 20, 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 September 7-8, 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, October 19, 2006.)

02. Approval 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

03. Approval for award of contract between the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Options Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval 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)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of school district snack regulations to determine what and when products can be sold
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of methodology for awarding grants to 25 local schools for the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval to award grant funds to 25 local school districts that previously participated in the 2006 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval 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)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

10. Approval to expend transportation funds to establish, erect and equip school bus shops or garages and purchase land
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval to borrow funds with which to purchase school transportation equipment
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval of school district facility site(s) for the location of the construction of capital improvements
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Compulsory School Attendance
(Office of Business and Support Services)

14. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Professional Development
(Office of Business and Support Services)

15. Approval of appointment of Director of the Mississippi Teacher Center
(Office of Business and Support Services)

16. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Coordinated School Health
(Office of Business and Support Services)

20. 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)

21. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants to partnerships of high-need school districts, Institutions of Higher Learning, and other stakeholders
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the access to a substantive and rigorous curriculum policy
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval to award the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval to award continuation grants for Even Start Family Literacy Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

27. Approval 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), which will consist of criterion-referenced tests to be administered in Mississippi vocational programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

28. Approval to enter into an Interagency Agreement with Information Technology Services (ITS)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

29. Approval to contract with Rhonda Tyree to provide consultative services relative to redesigning Special Education Policies and Procedures
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

30. Approval of an Accredited - Temporary Status for Roger Amos McMurtry School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

32. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

33. Approval 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 Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

34. Approval to contract with Joyce Deer to assist the Mississippi Virtual Public School staff in administering, coordinating, and maintaining the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

35. Approval to establish the Mississippi Virtual Public School State Board Policy (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

36. Approval to establish the Mississippi Virtual Public School Handbook
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

37. Approval of a Master of Science degree program in Interscholastic Athletic Administration as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

38. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

39. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

40. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

41. Approval to establish new graduate Gifted Education add-on certification program guidelines for all colleges and universities in the state as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

42. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Bianca Knight, Ridgeland High School
2006 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Brandy Bailey, Oak Grove Central Elementary School
No Child Left Behind 2006 American Star of Teaching Award Recipient

Houston Solar Race Team
First Place Open Division 2006 Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge

VIII. State Board of Education

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

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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