Mississippi Board of Education
October 18, 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 Nutritional Standards for Child Nutrition Lunch and Breakfast Programs (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

03. Presentation on instructional materials developed by Dr. Grant Wiggins in support of the Language Arts and Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

04. Discussion of awarding the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

05. Discussion of establishment of the State Board Policy – Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

06. [PULLED]

07. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services (Ethel Cain Carson)

08. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services (Ethel Cain Carson)

09. Discussion of modifying contract with Blackboard, Incorporated, to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for the Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development (James Sardin) Backup Material

10. Discussion of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract to evaluate Mississippi's Alternate Route Certification Programs (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

12. Discussion of Emergency Medication Purchase Policy for students attending the Mississippi School for the Blind and the Mississippi School for the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 7405 – Moving Expense (Steve Williams) Backup Material

14. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 2601 – Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee (Steve Williams) Backup Material

15. Discussion of revision of language in State Board Policy No. 2602 – Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts (Steve Williams) Backup Material

16. Discussion of an initial Accredited status for Roger Amos McMurtry School (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

17. Discussion of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

18. Discussion of awarding continuation grants for Even Start Family Literacy Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

19. Discussion of modifying contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

20. Discussion of contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

21. Discussion of contract with Education Innovations, LLC to evaluate 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

22. Discussion of appointment of Director for the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

23. Discussion of appointment of Director for the Office of Accreditation (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

24. Discussion of appointment of Director for the Office of Internal Accountability (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. 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 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. High School Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level Descriptors for Language Arts and Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Kris Kaase) Backup Material

C. New endorsement code #193 for Economics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process no public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. New school site for the Gulfport School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

E. Revision of State Board Policy 2002 – Competitive Food Rule (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

F. Accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for CCH Consulting professional services. (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

G. Accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) Ciber, Inc., professional services (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

H. Modify the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) contract with Ciber, Inc., for additional service hours to maintain and modify the Child Nutrition online payment system (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

I. Report of personnel actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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