Mississippi Board of Education
April 20, 2007
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 March 19-20, 2007

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, April 19, 2007.)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Procedures for
Calculating Graduation, Completion and Dropout Counts and Rates by Tracking Cohorts of Students in MSIS
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of an Accredited - Temporary Status for Millcreek of Poplarville School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval of an Accredited - Temporary Status for North New Summit School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to issue an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Guidelines for English Language Learners
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

12. Approval to award grant proposals in support of enhancing education through technology and integration
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To delete 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the 2007 Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework Revised
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Language Arts Framework 2006
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board of Education Policy 7601 Mississippi Statewide Assessment System Assessment of Special Populations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for Belhaven College
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for Blue Mountain College
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

24. Approval grant renewal with the University of Mississippi
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

25. Approval of contract with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to deliver Alternate Route Teacher Certification Training
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve Three New Technology Endorsement Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development- Daphne Buckley
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to Repeal State Board Policy No. 1600 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of State Superintendent)

B. Approval to Repeal State Board Policy GBRJ-1 (currently numbered 4800). State Board Policy GBRJ-1 (currently numbered 4800) is no longer relevant because Section 37-19-5 of the Mississippi Code was repealed effective July 1, 2002.
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

C. Approval of contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2007
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D. Approval of contract modification to release ConAgra Foods from the obligation to provide smoked turkey to participants in the statewide purchasing program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

E. Approval of New school site for the Rankin County School District (Regina Ginn)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

F. Approval of contract modification with RMS Research Corporation to provide consultative services relative to redesigning Special Education Policies and Procedures
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

G. Approval of 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

H. Approval of contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc. to continue to provide services and products related to the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

I. Approval of contract modification with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

J. Approval of 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

K. Approval of revised 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 comments)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

M. Approval to renew 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

N. 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 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.
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2006 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools
Hayes Cooper Center for Math and Science
New Site High School
T.Y. Fleming Elementary School

Outstanding Achievement - Very Special Arts of Mississippi ArtLink
Alexis Baham, Puckett Attendance Center

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Report on meetings attended
     02. Approval of attendance at meetings
     03. June Board meeting date

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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