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Mississippi Board of Education
August 16, 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 Backup Material

02. Presentation on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Committee (Dr. Lynn House, Assistant Commissioner of Academic and Student Affairs, Institutions for Higher Learning) Backup Material

03. Public Employees’ Retirement System Presentation (Ms. Pat Robertson, Executive Director of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi) Backup Material

04. Discussion of Five-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2009-2013 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Update on Jefferson Davis County (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of recommended non-binding salary schedule for school nurses (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

07. Discussion of establishing standards, procedures and criteria for the public school nurse programs in K-12 (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

08. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract with SREB to coordinate/facilitate a partnership between the MDE, local school districts, and universities for development preparation programs that prepare effective school leaders (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

10. Discussion of contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of revision of Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of entering into an Interagency Agreement with Information Technology Services (ITS) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of High School Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level Descriptors for Language Arts and Mathematics (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of revision of the proposed Guidelines for English Language Learners
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

15. Discussion of modifying grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

16. Discussion of the Master Teacher of Economics Program as an Approved Program for Economics Certification as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

17. Discussion of revision the Vocational Guidelines for Business and Computer Technology 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) Backup Material

18. Discussion of Passing Score for the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Exam 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) Backup Material

19. Discussion of New Praxis II Test 0021 and Passing Score Required for the License in Child Development 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) Backup Material

20. Discussion of revision of Licensure Guidelines for the American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) 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) Backup Material

21. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Procurement (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

24. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Accountability Systems (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

25. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Reading/Early Childhood/Language Arts (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. 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 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Contract with Pendleton Security for the provision of security services for the Mississippi Department of Education, Greymont Building (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Change orders for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Completed construction project for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

E. Contract with Betty Wimberley to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

F. Renewing contract with Mississippi Society for Disabilities for the Provision of Language/Speech services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Contract with Professional Building Services to provide janitorial cleaning services in occupied buildings on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Report of personnel actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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