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Mississippi Board of Education
December 13, 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. Update on Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of appointment and contract for Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of the calculation for determining the FY2009 Adjusted Base Student Cost and the process by which this calculation is used for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of plan to include Drop Outs and Graduation Rates in the State Accountability System (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 7405 – Moving Expense
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 2601 – Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

08. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 2602 – Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with two public comments) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract modification with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

10. Discussion of establishing nutrition regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

11. Discussion of establishing Comprehensive Health Education and Physical Education Rules and Regulations (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

12. Discussion of the inclusion of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Materials, Models and Curricula on the Approved Supplemental Resource Provider List (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

13. Discussion of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2007-2008 (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

14. Discussion of establishing a credit recovery policy for local education agencies (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of textbook ratings, as recommended by the 2007 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committees (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2007 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of a textbook bond (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract with Betty Wimberley to provide consultative services relative to serving as a consultant for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

18. Discussion of contract modification 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

19. Discussion of contract modification with Dorothy McClendon to serve as a part-time teacher for the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of contract with Connections Academy, LLC to provide a pilot program for K-8 students in the state of Mississippi in response to Sections 44 and 48, HB238 as passed in the 2007 Legislative session (Paula Means) 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. Award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to supply food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

C. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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