Mississippi Board of Education
April 17, 2008
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

  • Dr. Susan Glisson, Director, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
  •  Mrs. Susan Garrard, Executive Director, Mississippi Children’s Museum and Mrs. Preston Hayes, Chairman, Mississippi Children’s Education Fair/Board Member, Mississippi Children's Museum
  •  Mr. Kevin Gilbert, Executive Director, Mississippi Association of Educators
  • Mr. Dan Bednarczyk, Vice President of Manufacturing, Nissan America
  • Resolution on National Forest
  • Priority Schools Report
02. Discussion of determination by the Commission on School Accreditation that an extreme emergency situation exists in the North Panola School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious leadership, management, and instructional concerns existing in this District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the North Panola School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for North Panola School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract for an Interim Conservator for North Panola School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract with Suzanne E. Smith to serve as the financial advisor for the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Update on Jefferson Davis County School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

08. 2008 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

09. Discussion of decision regarding the school level accountability model for the 2007 - 2008 school year (Steve Williams) Backup Material

10. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Federal Financial Management (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

12. Discussion to award grants in support of enhancing education through technology and integration (E2T2) for Fiscal Year 2009 (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

13. Discussion of awarding grants to pilot sites for school year 2008 - 2009 in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi (James Sardin) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract with The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) to provide technical assistance to Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers to enhance mathematics within the vocational curricula (James Sardin) Backup Material

15. Discussion of the establishment of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plan (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (James Sardin) Backup Material

16. Discussion of revision of The Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (James Sardin) Backup Material

17. Discussion of an initial Accredited status for North New Summit School (Jean Massey) Backup Material

18. Discussion of an initial Accredited status for Millcreek of Poplarville School (Jean Massey) Backup Material

19. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Jean Massey) Backup Material

20. Discussion of the credit recovery policy for local education agencies (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

21. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) for FY09 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

22. Discussion of modifying contract with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program for FY09 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

23. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten for FY09 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

24. Discussion of contract with Education Innovations, LLC to evaluate the effectiveness of services rendered by Supplemental Educational Service Providers to local school districts with schools identified for improvement (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

25. Discussion of modifying the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Discussion of the revision to the Licensure Guidelines for Reinstatement of an Expired License as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

27. Discussion of New Five-Year Non-Renewable License and New Endorsement Code for Speech/Language Teacher as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of change to the Licensure Guidelines for the One-Year Interim Certificate as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion to renew the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for the provision of food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of eight new Licensure Endorsement Codes for New Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

31. Discussion of critical shortage geographical regions for Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program, Federal Stafford Program, and Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Contract with the Fred Pryor Seminars, division of PARK University Enterprises, Inc., to provide Mississippi Department of Education employees with staff development training (Martez Hill) Backup Material

B. Contract modification with Ciber, Inc., to provide consultative services relative to database administration (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

C. Contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten for FY08 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

D. Contract modification with Sandra Rushing to continue to provide consultative services relative to the 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Curriculum Framework – Revised and statewide assessments in language arts (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

E. Contract modification with Riverside Publishing for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program for FY08 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

F. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2008 - 2009 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Mississippi School for the Blind 2008 - 2009 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Mississippi School for the Blind 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

K. Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

L. Mississippi Schools for Blind and the Deaf Academic Calendar for school year 2008 - 2009 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

M. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

N. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

O. Mississippi School of the Arts 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

P. Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

Q. Report of Personnel Actions (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

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