Mississippi Board of Education
April 19, 2007
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. Report on Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams)

03. End of 2007 Legislative Session Update (Steve Williams)

04. Discussion of revision of the Procedures for Calculating Graduation, Completion and Dropout Counts and Rates by Tracking Cohorts of Students in MSIS (Sheril Smith)

05. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson)

06. Discussion of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan (James Sardin)

07. Discussion of an Accredited - Temporary Status for Millcreek of Poplarville School (Beth Sewell)  Backup Material

08. Discussion of an Accredited - Temporary Status for North New Summit School (Beth Sewell) Back-up Material

09. Discussion of issuing an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material Back-up Material

10. Discussion of revision of the Guidelines for English Language Learners (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material

11. Discussion of contract with Florida Virtual School and KC Distance Learning d/b/a Aventa Learning to purchase online courses for students through Mississippi Virtual Public School (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up Material

12. Discussion of awarding grant proposals in support of enhancing education through technology and integration (Gwenda Purnell) Back-up Material

13. Discussion of deleting State Board of Education Policy 7604 Implementation of Grades 3 and 7 Benchmarks for the Mississippi Curriculum Test and to revise State Board of Education Policy 4300 Intervention Process (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

14. Discussion of approving the 2007 Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

15. Discussion of approving the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework Revised (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

16. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Language Arts Framework 2006 (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

17. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 7608 Procedures for Setting Student-Level Standards on the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) and the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) and to adopt performance level descriptors for language arts, mathematics, and science (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

18. Discussion of revision of State Board of Education Policy 7601 Mississippi Statewide Assessment System Assessment of Special Populations (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

19. Discussion of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

20. Discussion to modify the FY 2007 contract with Pearson Educational Measurement to add tasks to the FY 2007 contract and to move certain tasks to the FY 2008 contract (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

21. Discussion of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for Belhaven College (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

22. Discussion of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for Blue Mountain College (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

23. Discussion of critical shortage geographical regions for Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Problem, Federal Stafford Program, and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

24. Discussion of grant renewal with the University of Mississippi (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

25. Discussion of contract with Mississippi Community College Foundation to deliver Alternate Route Teacher Certification Training (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

26. Discussion of approving Three New Technology Endorsement Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Back-up Material

Consent Items

A. Repealing State Board Policy No. 1600 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Hank Bounds)

B. Repealing State Board Policy GBRJ-1 (currently numbered 4800) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Steve Williams)

C. Contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform health inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2007 (Regina Ginn)

D. Contract modification to release ConAgra Foods from the obligation to provide smoked turkey to participants in the statewide purchasing program (Regina Ginn) l

E. New school site for the Rankin County School District (Regina Ginn)

F. Discussion of contract modification with RMS Research Corporation to provide consultative services relative to redesigning Special Education Policies and Procedures (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

G. Contract modification with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to continue to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

H. Contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products related to the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

I. Contract modification with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program (Kris Kaase) Back-up Material

J. Contract modification with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to remove the monitoring component of the contract and to provide assistance with tagging equipment in all nonpublic and private schools awarded Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds (Sonya Amis) Back-up Material

K. Revision of the Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Discovery Courses as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Daphne Buckley)

L. Postsecondary Interim Vocational Certificate as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Daphne Buckley)

M. Renewing the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for the provision of food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley)

N. Discuss 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 Hurrican 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 diaster. Back-up Material

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