Mississippi Board of Education
June 22, 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 May 17-18, 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, June 21, 2007.)

02. Approval of The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) dues $35,656.00
(Office of the State Superintendent)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a policy for implementation of the Mississippi Performance Pay Plan as required by Senate Bill 2602, 2006 legislative session
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2007 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

07. Approval to contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District for FY 2008
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08. Approval of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 238
(Office of Educational Accountability)


09. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval of grant award for Learning Through Sports
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval of award of 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 3101—Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities
(Office of Business and Support Services)

14. Approval of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Based Nurse Pilot Project
(Office of Business and Support Services)

15. Approval of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

17. Approval of FY2008 Financial Allocations for Vocational-Technical Programs and Services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

18. Approval of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative
(Office of Business and Support Services)

19. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval to revise the proposed Guidelines for English Language Learners and resubmit for public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to award competitive grants to JSU, MSU, and S-RESA for the Migrant Education Program (Year 3 of a 3 year subgrant)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval to contract with Interim Conservator for the Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

25. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To amend the Passing Score for the Praxis II Test in Biology as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To revise the Vocational Guidelines for Business and Computer Technology as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To amend 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

30. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To revise 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2007-2008 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

32. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

33. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

34. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2007- 2008 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

35. Approval of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2007-2008 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

36. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

37. Approval of contract with APAC – Mississippi, Inc. for the provision of asphalting and curbing on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

38. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2007-2008 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

39. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

40. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2007-2008 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

41. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

42. Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2007-2008 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

43. Approval of contract with Mann & Associates to design and host a Teacher Talk website
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

44. Approval of Doctor of Education Degree Program in Educational Leadership at Mississippi College
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

45. Approval of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 238 2007 Legislative Session
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

46. Approval of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Leadership and Professional Development
(Office of Business and Support Services)

47. Approval of Appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Virtual Schools
(Office of Business and Support Services)

48. Approval to contract with The Excellence Group - School Business Services, LLC to develop a school finance training module for school superintendents
(Office of Business and Support 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 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)

B) Approval of revision of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C) Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s FY2007 Financial Statement and FY2008 Fee Structure
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D) Approval to contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

E) Approval of change orders for State Public School Building Fund
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

G) Approval of a new school site for the Madison County School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

H) Approval of contract with Textbook Vendors
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

I) Approval to enter 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J) Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Academic Calendar for 2007-2008
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K) Approval of the Mississippi Schools for Blind and Deaf calendar for school year 2007-2008
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L) Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

M) Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2007-2008 calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student of the Year
Kimberlee Pepper, Webster County Career and Technology Center and Eupora High School

Selected as participants in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project to India and the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, respectively
Angie Lawrence, Instructor, Kossuth High School, Alcorn County
Valerie Taylor, Instructor, Water Valley High School, Water Valley

Outstanding service to public education in Mississippi
Dr. Lester Beason, Columbus Municipal School District
Don Brantley, Union Public School District
Dr. Pat Cooper, McComb Separate School District
Glendora Dugger, North Panola School District
Gylde Fitzpatrick, Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District
Dr. Wardell Herring, South Tippah School District
Larry Morgan, Booneville School District
Dennis Silas, Drew School District
Dr. Wilma Wade, Clarksdale Municipal School District

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
     02. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2008
     03. Report on meetings attended
     04. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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