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Mississippi Board of Education
February 15, 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. Report on Mississippi Virtual Public School (Gwenda Purnell) Backup Material

03. Discussion of establishing State Dropout Prevention Plan, 2007-2019 (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

04. Report on the Corrective Action Plan to address the USDE Audit Findings for the Mississippi Department of Education (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

05. Report on Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. 2007 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Discussion of amending State Board Policy No. 1402 and Policy No. 1404 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

08. Discussion of repealing State Board Policy No. 1600 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

09. Discussion of repealing State Board Policy GBRJ-1 (currently numbered 4800) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

10. Discussion of awarding Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grants (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of awarding competitive grants for Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

12. Discussion of a methodology to distribute federal funds for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

12a. Discussion to award grant dollars by modifying existing grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

13. Discussion of postponement of Jackson State University’s (JSU) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) visit from Fall 2007 to Fall 2008 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion of approving the Postsecondary Interim Vocational Certificate as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of revision of Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Discovery Courses as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16. Discussion of the Office of Accounting Structure (Martez Hill) Backup Material

17. Discussion of ITS contract modification with CCH, Incorporated ($90,545) to act as a Project Manager for the maintenance and enhancements to a computer payment system operated by the Office of Child Nutrition (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

18. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Special Education (Special Assistant to the Executive to the State Superintendent for Instructional Programs and Services, Bureau Director II) (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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

Consent Items

20. Continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State of Emergency based on the result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Backup Material

21. Awarding competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide distribution of food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

22. Change order for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

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

24. Revisions of Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools of Mississippi 2006-2007 that will be reflected in the Approved Courses for Secondary Schools of Mississippi 2007-2008
Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

25. Recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

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