Mississippi Board of Education
May 18, 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 April 19-20, 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, May 17, 2007.)

02. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

03. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School District contingent upon the declaration of any emergency by the Governor
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval to award state funds to Bolton-Edwards Elementary/Middle School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

07. Approval for the Education Commission of States 2008 membership dues $67,700.
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To revise the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Transition Plan
(Office of Business and Support Services)

10. Approval to award grants to pilot sites in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval 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 comment)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval to delete 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 comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of the 2007 Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Instructional and Support Services)

14. Approval of the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework Revised
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to revise the 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Framework Revised
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to contract with PREPS, Inc. to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval to revise 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 comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval to revise State Board of Education Policy 7601 Mississippi Statewide Assessment System Assessment of Special Populations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with /with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of contract modification with Maximus to provide extended timelines and an increase in authority for payment of contractual work completed under the Medicaid School Based Administrative Claiming Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to modify competitive grants to JSU, MSU and S-RESA for the Migrant Education Program (Year 2 of a 3 Year subgrant)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Priority Schools beginning Fall 2007 as required by MS Code §37-18-3
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval for 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

25. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27. Approval to adopt the recommendations of the Hearing Officer, the Executive Secretary to the Mississippi Board of Education, to impose the consequence of dismissal on Students 001, 002, 003, 004 and 005 from the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science for committing the offense of “exiting the residence halls after curfew” on May 4, 2007
(Office of State Superintendent of Education)

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 to award competitive contracts to bread vendors for product distribution to local organizations participating in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval to award competitive contracts to produce vendors for product distribution to local organizations participating in the State Food Purchasing Program (Six Regions in the State)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Chairman’s Award and Regional Champion in the
F.I.R.S.T. Bayou Regional Competition

Provine High School Robotics Team, Jackson

Exemplary Inclusion Program Winners
D.T. Cox Elementary School, Pontotoc
Ocean Springs Middle School, Ocean Springs
Petal High School, Petal

2007Mississippi Parent of the Year Program Winners
Janie W. Jarvis, Madison County School District, 2007 Mississippi Parent of the Year
Amy V. Blackmon, Tupelo Public School District, Alternate Parent of the Year
Pearlie R. Simpson, Indianola School District, Regional Finalist
Sandra Martin, Poplarville School District, Regional Finalist

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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