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Mississippi Board of Education
June 21, 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. Discussion of The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) dues $35,656.00 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

03. Update on Jefferson Davis County (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of establishing a policy for implementation of the Mississippi Performance Pay Plan as required by Senate Bill 2602, 2006 legislative session (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2007-08 School Year (Policy No. 9600) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2007 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District for FY 2008 (Steve Williams) Backup Material 

08. Discussion of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 238 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of two attorneys and the half-time equivalent of one attorney to perform legal services for the State Board of Education for FY2008 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

10. Discussion of grant award for Learning Through Sports (Steve Williams) Backup Material

11. Discussion of the contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Martez Hill) Backup Material

12. Discussion of awarding contract between the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Options Program (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revising State Board Policy 3101—Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

14. Discussion of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Based Nurse Pilot Project (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

15. Discussion of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

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

17. Discussion of FY2008 Financial Allocations for Vocational-Technical Programs and Services (James Sardin) Backup Material

18. Discussion of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative (James Sardin) Backup Material

19. Discussion of awarding grant renewals 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 Consent Decree Agreement (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

20. Discussion of revising the proposed Guidelines for English Language Learners and resubmit for public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act process (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

21. Discussion of awarding competitive grants to JSU, MSU, and S-RESA for the Migrant Education Program (Year 3 of a 3 year subgrant) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

22. Discussion of modifying grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

23. Discussion of contract with Interim Conservator for the Jefferson Davis County School District (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

24. Discussion of contract with Teach For America to recruit, train, and support recent college graduates who commit to teach in hard to staff schools for two years (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

25. Discussion of amending the Passing Score for the Praxis II Test in Biology as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Discussion of revising the Vocational Guidelines for Business and Computer Technology as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

27. Discussion of the Master Teacher of Economics Program as an Approved Program for Economics Certification as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of amending the Passing Score for the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Exam as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion of the New Praxis II Test 0021 and Passing Score required for the License in Child Development as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of revising the Licensure Guidelines for the American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

31. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2007 -2008 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

32. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

33. Discussion of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science School Wellness Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

34. Discussion of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2007 - 2008 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

35. Discussion of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2007 - 2008 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

36. Discussion of the contract with DisposAll, Inc. of Jackson for the provision of waste disposal services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

37. Discussion of contract with APAC – Mississippi, Inc. for the provision of asphalting and curing on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

38. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2007 - 2008 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

39. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

40. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2007 - 2008 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

41. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

42. Discussion of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2007 - 2008 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

43. Discussion of contract with Mann & Associates to design and host a Teacher Talk website (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

44. Discussion of Doctor of Education Degree Program in Educational Leadership at Mississippi College (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

45. Grant awards for Special Projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 238 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

46. Discussion of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (Ethel Cain Carson)

47. Discussion of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Virtual Schools (Ethel Cain Carson)

48. Discussion of contract with The Excellence Group – School Business Services, LLC to develop a school finance training module for school superintendents (Steve Williams) Backup Material

49. Consideration of Executive Session

Consent Items

A. 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 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Revise the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no comments) (James Sardin) Backup Material

C. Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY2007 Financial Statement and FY2008 Fee Structure (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

E. Change orders for State Public School Building Fund (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

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

G. New school site for the Madison County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

H. Contract with Textbook Vendors (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

I. Entering into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL) for the 2007-2008 School Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Academic Calendar for 2007-2008 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

K. Mississippi Schools for Blind & Deaf calendar for school year 2007 - 2008 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

L. Renew the contract with Dr. Glen H. Stribling for the provision of Low Vision services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

M. Mississippi School of the Arts 2007 - 2008 calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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