Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 February 15-16, 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, March 15, 2007.)

04. Approval of contract modification with Capital Security Services, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

05. [PULLED]

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

07. Approval of the establishment of the State Dropout Prevention Plan, 2007-2019 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of contract with Brenda J. Hankins/Applied Training Corporation to develop the Recertification Course for School Foodservice Program Managers and Administrators, provide training for School Food Service Administrators, and conduct Train the Trainer Course
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval of Appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Federal Financial Management
(Office of Business and Support Services)

10. Approval of Appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Accreditation
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval of the methodology for selecting the Pilot Sites for Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to award grants for Even Start Family Literacy Programs
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of contract modification of Reading First Monitors
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)


15. Approval of the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval of contract with University of Southern Mississippi for the development of the Mississippi Department of Education Leadership Model and Train-the-Trainer session(s)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of contract modification with Aventa Learning to increase the number of students for courses through summer school 2007 for the Mississippi Virtual Public School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

01. 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)

02. Approval of a new school site for the Jones County School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

03. Approval of two (2) new school sites for the Harrison County School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

04. Approval of revisions to the Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval of contract modification with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to continue to monitor and provide technical assistance to all nonpublic and private schools awarded Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. Approval of contract modification for Billy R. Watson to continue to assist in administering the Hurricane Katrina Restart grants and School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) for the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Madhavi Gavini, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was awarded $50,000 as a second place winner in the National Siemen's Westinghouse Research Competition

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Report on meetings attended
    02. Approval of attendance at meetings
    03. June Board Meeting

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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