Mississippi Board of Education
August 17, 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 July 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, August 16,  2007.)

04. Approval of the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2009-2013
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of a recommended non-binding salary schedule for school nurses
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the standards, procedures and criteria for the public school nurse programs in K-12
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval of revision of the Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the High School Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level Descriptors for Language Arts and Mathematics
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to revise the proposed Guidelines for English Language Learners
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

17. Approval to revise 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

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

20. Approval to revise the 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21. Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

23. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Procurement
(Office of Business and Support Services)

24. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Accountability Systems
(Office of Business and Support Services)

25. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Reading/Early Childhood/Language Arts
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. 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)

B. Approval of contract with Pendleton Security for the provision of security services for the Mississippi Department of Education, Greymont Building
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval of change orders for State Public School Building Fund
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D. Approval of completed construction project for State Public School Building Fund
(Office of Business and Support Services)

E. Approval to contract with Betty Wimberley to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

F. Approval of renewing contract with Mississippi Society for Disabilities for the Provision of Language/Speech services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval of contract with Professional Building Services to provide janitorial cleaning services in occupied buildings on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Administrators of the Year Program winners

IX. State Board of Education

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

VIII. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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