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Mississippi Board of Education
July 20, 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 June 21-22, 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, July 19, 2007.)

02. Approval of the FY09 Budget Request
(Office of Educational Accountability)

03. Approval of the State Board of Education’s 2008 Legislative Priorities
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval to establish a policy for implementation of the Mississippi Performance Pay Plan as required by Senate Bill 2602, 2006 legislative session
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) for the Office of Data Management Support Services and Program Management (Ethel Carson)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of the revision of State Board Policy 3101—Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Mississippi Science Tests for Grade 5 and Grade 8
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) High School Student Proficiency Level (Cut) Scores
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to renew subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to award competitive grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval of adding Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers to existing state approved list
(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 continue 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. Approval to modify grant awards to existing Mississippi Reading First school districts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

C. Approval to contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide part-time instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval to contract with Tammy Stanford to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval of the contract with E. Cornell Malone Corporation for the provision of a new roof on the Mississippi School for the Deaf Recreation Building on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval to award a grant to MS School Boards Association to conduct basic education course and continuing education course for local school board members
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII.

Recognition Ceremony

2007 Presidential Scholars Program Scholar

Reed C. Gilbow, Student, Cleveland High School

Tupelo Middle School TRAC Program Teams
Engineers Team
First Place, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials TRAC Design Build Challenge Drawbridge Competition

Golden Wave Builders Team
Third Place, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials TRAC Design Build Challenge Drawbridge Competition

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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