Mississippi Board of Education
April 18, 2008
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 February 17-18, 2008

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, April 17, 2008.)

02. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

03. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the North Panola School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of contract with Suzanne E. Smith to serve as the financial advisor for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval of decision regarding the school level accountability model for the 2007/2008 school year.
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

11. Approval of contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting
(Office of Business and Support Services)

12. Approval to award grants in support of enhancing education through technology and integration (E2T2) for Fiscal Year 2009
(Office of Business and Support Services)

13. Approval to award grants to pilot sites for school year 2008 - 2009 in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

15. Approval to establish the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plan (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

16. Approval to revise The Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

17. Approval of an initial Accredited status for North New Summit School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of an initial Accredited status for Millcreek of Poplarville School
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

20. Approval of the credit recovery policy for local education agencies (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to continue to provide services and products for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) for FY09
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval to modify contract with Riverside Publishing to continue to provide services and products for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program for FY09
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27. Approval to remand the issue of a New Five-Year Non-Renewable License and New Endorsement Code for Speech/Language Teachers back to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve a 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval 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 MDE Funds and Federal Funds
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

30. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To Approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of contract with the Fred Pryor Seminars, division of PARK University Enterprises, Inc., to provide Mississippi Department of Education employees with staff development training
(Office of Business and Support Services)

B. Approval to modify contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide consultative services relative to database administration
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten for FY08
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

D. Approval to modify contract 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Approval to modify contract with Riverside Publishing for the Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program for FY08
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

F. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2008 - 2009 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2008 - 2009 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2008 - 2009 Student
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for Blind and the Deaf Academic Calendar for school year 2008 - 2009
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

M. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2008-2009 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

N. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

O. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

P. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Andrew Paul
National Council of Teachers of English Writing Award
Clinton High School

Tonya Thomas-McSweyn
Food Service Administrator
Silver Level Award
United States Department of Agriculture
Brookhaven School District

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Report on meetings attended
    02. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

    01. Board Resolution to support the passage of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act

XI. Adjournment

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