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Mississippi Board of Education
January 19, 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 December 14-15, 2006

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, January 18, 2007.)

02. Approval to submit request to Governor that the Governor lift the state of emergency declared pursuant to Section 37-17-6 in the Holmes County School District
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

07. 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 diaster
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval of Appointment of Bureau Director I for the Office of Accounting
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval of contract modification with Melior-Delaware, Inc., to allow access to online training and education services and a Learning Management System for the implementation of Automotive Technical Online Training
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revision the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to award grants to one regional service center and two consortiums to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Mattie T. Modified Consent Decree Agreement
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of corrective action plans for public school districts assigned an accreditation status of ADVISED or PROBATION
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of proposed revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2006
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval to contract with SERVE to assist Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) staff in reviewing district technology plans and providing personnel to interview recipients for the E2T2 Competitive Grant
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of contract with Edvantia, Inc for evaluative services for Recruiting and Retaining Educators for America's Children Program (REACH)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19. Approval of Masters degree program in Elementary Education at Blue Mountain College as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval of Supplemental Endorsement in Library/Media at Blue Mountain College as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

21. Contract modification with Caroline Coston to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Contract modification with Harcourt Assessment, Inc., for the assessment item banks (to reduce the cost)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Brandon High School JROTC Program
Outstanding Achievement and Leadership

2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program State Winners
Linda Kay Williams, South Pike, Science
Melanie Irby, Rankin County, Science
Loretta Hartfield, Pontotoc County, Science
Rebecca Duncan, Jackson County, Mathematics
Amanda Cross, Meridian, Mathematics
Debbie Edge, Pontotoc County Schools, Mathematics

2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program National Winners
Ann Sullivan, Lamar County, Science
Joyce Deer, North Pike, Mathematics

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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