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Mississippi Board of Education
  December 14, 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 November 13-14 , 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, December 13, 2007.)

03. Approval of appointment and contract for Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval of plan to include Drop Outs and Graduation Rates in the State Accountability System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval to revise language in State Board Policy No. 7405 – Moving Expense
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

07. Approval to revise 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08. Approval to revise 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval of contract modification with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish nutrition regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish Comprehensive Health Education and Physical Education Rules and Regulations
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval of the inclusion of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Materials, Models and Curricula on the Approved Supplemental Resource Provider List
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2007-2008
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of textbook ratings, as recommended by the 2007 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committees
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2007 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of a textbook bond
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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

19. Approval of contract modification with Dorothy McClendon to serve as a part-time teacher for the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and 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. Award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to supply food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Dr. Tom Wacaster, Phil Hardin Foundation

Mary Hill, Jackson Public Schools Director of Child Nutrition Services
President of the School Nutrition Association

IX. State Board of Education

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

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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