Mississippi Board of Education
February 16, 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 January 18-19, 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, February 15, 2007.)

03. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the State Dropout Prevention Plan, 2007-2019
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval to amend State Board Policy No. 1402 and Policy No. 1404
(Office of the State Superintendent)

08. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To repeal State Board Policy No. 1600
(Office of the State Superintendent)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To repeal State Board Policy GBRJ-1 (currently numbered 4800)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to award Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grants
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to award competitive grants for Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval of a methodology to distribute federal funds for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12a. Approval to award grant dollars by modifying existing grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of postponement of Jackson State University's (JSU) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) visit from Fall 2007 to Fall 2008
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve the Postsecondary Interim Vocational Certificate as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To revise the Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Discovery Courses as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

16. Approval of the Office of Accounting structure
(Office of Business and Support Services)

17. Approval 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

18. Approval 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)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

20. 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)

21. Approval to award 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)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

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

24. Approval of revisions to the 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval for recommendation on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Petal High School
2005-2006 Tech Prep Exemplary Site

James E. Sardin, Mississippi Department of Education
Dr. Jimmy McCully, Starkville

National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Award winners

Cleveland School District
First in the state to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)2005-2006 Tech Prep Exemplary Site

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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