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Mississippi Board of Education
May 17, 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 determination by the Commission on School Accreditation that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Jefferson Davis County School District which jeopardizes the educational interest of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to leadership and management deficiencies in the District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of appointment for Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District contigent upon the declaration of state emergency by the Governor (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District contingent upon the declaration of any emergency by the Governor (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion to award state funds to Bolton-Edwards Elementary/Middle School (Steve Williams)
Backup Material

07. Discussion of approving Education Commission of States 2008 membership dues $67,700 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

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

09. Discussion to revise the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan (James Sardin) Backup Material

10. Discussion to award grants to pilot sites in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi (James Sardin) Backup Material

11. Discussion of the revision of the Procedures for Calculating Graduation, Completion and Dropout Counts and Rates by Tracking Cohorts of Students in MSIS
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

12. Discussion of deleting State Board of Education Policy 7604 Implementation of Grades 3 and 7 Benchmarks for the Mississippi Curriculum Test and to revise State Board of Education Policy 4300 Intervention Process
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of approving the 2007 Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of approving the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework Revised
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public commens) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of approving 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Framework Revised
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with PREPS, Inc. to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

17. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 7608 Procedures for Setting Student-Level Standards on the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) and the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) and to adopt performance level descriptors for language arts, mathematics, and science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

18. Discussion to revise State Board of Education Policy 7601 Mississippi Statewide Assessment System Assessment of Special Populations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

19. Discussion of contract with MAXIMUS, Incorporated to provide extended timelines and increase in authority for payment of contractual work completed under the Medicaid School Based Administrative Claiming Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

20. Report on Mattie T. Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

21. Discussion to modify competitive grants to JSU, MSU and S-RESA for the Migrant Education Program (Year 2 of a 3 Year subgrant) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

22. Discussion of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Priority Schools beginning Fall 2007 as required by MS Code §37-18-3 (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

23. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts to accept a $792,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Initiative grant received by the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation through Senator Thad Cochran’s office (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion of the Three New Technology Endorsement Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

25. Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Consideration of Executive Session

Consent Items

A. Continuing in effect Board’s Declaration of State Emergency based on result of Hurricane Katrina (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Awarding competitive contracts to bread vendors for product distribution to local organizations participating in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

C. Awarding competitive contracts to produce vendors for product distribution to local organizations participating in the State Food Purchasing Program (Six Regions in the State) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Contract modification with Deaf Service Center for the provision of interpreting services for Mississippi School for the Deaf, Mississippi School for the Blind and Mississippi Department of Education (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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