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Mississippi Board of Education
October 19, 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 September 13 , 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, October 18, 2007.)

04. Approval to award the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval of the establishment of the State Board Policy—Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

10. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Advisory Board appointments
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

11. Approval of contract to evaluate Mississippi's Alternate Route Certification Programs
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

12. Approval of Emergency Medication Purchase Policy for students attending the Mississippi School for the Blind and the Mississippi School for the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise language in State Board Policy No. 7405 – Moving Expense
(Office of Educational Accountability)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise language in State Board Policy No. 2601 – Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise language in State Board Policy No. 2602 – Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

16. Approval of an initial Accredited status for Roger Amos McMurtry School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

19. Approval to modify contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval to contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to contract with Education Innovations, LLC to evaluate 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of appointment of Director for the Office of Leadership and Professional Development
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. 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 of the 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

D. Approval of a new school site for Gulfport School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

E. Approval of revision of State Board Policy 2002—Competitive Food Rule (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

F. 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)

G. Approval to accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) Ciber, Inc., professional services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

H. Approval to 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

High Schools That Work (HSTW) Awards
Gold Improvement Award, Crystal Springs High School
Pacesetter School Award, Northwest Rankin High School

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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