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Mississippi Board of Education
September 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 August 16-17 , 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, September 13, 2007.)

02. Approval of Report on Action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses and school performances classifications
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

03. Approval to remove the financial advisor from the Coahoma School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval to remove the financial advisor from the Durant School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the State Board Policy—Truancy Rate Definition, Calculation and Rate
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval 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 no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2002—Competitive Food Rule
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval for awarding competitive grants to eligible local school districts for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

10. Approval to renew contract with Magee Enterprises, Inc., to provide the Instructional Management System for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

11. Approval to contract with Authentic Education for the purpose of providing services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Guides for language arts and mathematics
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to contract with LSU to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to contract with Dr. Marilyn Friend to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to contract with Pearson Educational Measurement to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public and private schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to modify contract with Desire2Learn to continue to provide and host a Learning Management System (LMS) for the Mississippi Virtual Public School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of appointments to the School Executive Management Institute (SEMI) Advisory Board
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2007-2008 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2007 -2008 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2007 -2008 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve a New Endorsement Code #193 for Economics as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) of the Office of Payments and Property in the Office of Accounting
(Office of Business and Support Services)

23. Approval of appointment of Chief Systems Information Officer (CIO) for the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Business and Support Services)

24. Approval to award year three continuation grant funds in support of the existing pilot study for high school redesign
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval to amend 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
(Office of the State Superintendent)

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 of school transportation equipment bids
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval of new school site for the Rankin County School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D. Approval to contract with Deborah Pierce to provide consultative services relative to data analysis for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Approval of methodology for disseminating funds to school districts for the purpose of purchasing English language proficiency assessments from the approved vendor (Harcourt Assessment, Inc.)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Jerry Craig, Bus Driver, Rankin County School District
First Place Winner, State School Bus Driver Competition

Valerie Morgan, Instructor, Water Valley High School, Yalobusha County School District
Participant in Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program

Claire Crawford, Student, Starkville High School, Starkville School District
2007 State Honoree, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Report on meetings attended
     02. Approval of attendance at meetings
     03. Approval to amend November Board meeting date

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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