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Mississippi Board of Education
November 14, 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 October 18-19 , 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, November 13, 2007.)

03. Approval of an initial Accredited status for Millcreek of Greenville School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To revise State Board Policy 2100 Class Size
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

05. Approval of contract modification with E and R Assessments for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

07. Approval to award competitive grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval to modify competitive grant award for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of supplemental endorsement in Physical Science at Mississippi College as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

11. Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

12. Approval to award the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to award the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

15. Approval of the methodology for selecting Sites for Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(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 to change orders for State Public School Building Fund
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

D. Approval to accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for CCH Consulting professional services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2006 No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools
Bayou View Elementary School, Gulfport School District
Biloxi High School, Biloxi School District
Long Beach High School, Long Beach School District
Petal High School, Petal School District

Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

2007 State Finalists for Science

Betsy Ann Sullivan, Biology Teacher, Mendenhall Junior High School, Simpson County School District
Debbie Neal Madjlesi, Biology Teacher, Corinth High School, Corinth School District

2007 State Finalist for Math
LaVonda White, Algebra Teacher, Brandon Middle School, Rankin County School District

2006 National Awardee for Science
Linda Kay Williams, Gifted Education Teacher, South Pike Junior High, South Pike School District

2006 National Awardee for Math

Amanda Cross, Math Teacher, Poplar Springs Elementary School, Meridian Public School District

Mississippi School Hero

Nicole Lulow, Teacher, Hernando Elementary School, DeSoto County School District

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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