Mississippi Board of Education
September 13, 2007
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi


01. Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02. Discussion of Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses and school performances classifications (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

03. Discussion of removing the financial advisor from the Coahoma School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of removing the financial advisor from the Durant School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of establishing the State Board Policy—Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

06. Discussion of the establishment of the standards, procedures and criteria for the public school nurse programs in K-12 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments) (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2002–-Competitive Food Rule (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

08. Discussion of awarding competitive grants to eligible local school districts for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract with Contact Network, Inc., d/b/a InLine, to provide hardware maintenance services, troubleshooting and repair services for all desktop computers, laptops, printers, and scanners at Central High School, Greymont Street, Foley Street, and Mississippi Schools for the Deaf, Blind, and the Arts (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

10. Discussion of renewing contract with Magee Enterprises, Inc., to provide the Instructional Management System for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program (James Sardin) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract with Authentic Education for the purpose of providing services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Guides for language arts and mathematics (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract with LSU to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of contract with Dr. Marilyn Friend to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract with Pearson Educational Measurement to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of modifying grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

16. Discussion of modifying contract with Desire2Learn to continue to provide and host a Learning Management System (LMS) for the Mississippi Virtual Public School (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

17. Discussion of appointments to the School Executive Management Institute (SEMI) Advisory Board (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

18. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2007-2008 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19. Discussion of the Mississippi School for the Blilnd 2007-2008 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2007 -2008 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of New Endorsement Code #193 for Economics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) of the Office of Payments and Property in the Office of Accounting. (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

23. Discussion of appointment of Chief Systems Information Officer (CIO) for the Office of Management Information Systems (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

24. Discussion of awarding year three continuation grant funds in support of the existing pilot study for high school redesign (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

25. Discussion of amending State Board Policy No. 3900 to include a Statement of the Board's Intent in regards to the interpretation and application of the MDE's Contract Procurement Policy (Hank Bounds) 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. School transportation equipment bids (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

C. New school site for the Rankin County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Contract with Deborah Pierce to provide consultative services relative to data analysis for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

E. Methodology for disseminating funds to school districts for the purpose of purchasing English language proficiency assessments from the approved vendor (Harcourt Assessment, Inc.) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

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

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