Mississippi Board of Education
December 18, 2008
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

1. Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

2. Discussion of the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level Descriptors for Science (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

3. Discussion of the methodology for determining the FY 2010 Adjusted Base Student Cost and the process by which this calculation is used in determining the cost of the FY 2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (Todd Ivey)

4. Discussion of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2008-2009 (Jean Massey) Backup Material

5. Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Modifying contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to the Educable Child Program process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

B. Contract with Art Cernosia for the following services: Keynote Speaker for “Conference for Parents of Children with Disabilities” (2 days), Training of Hearing Officers and Mediators, (3 days), Summer Conference (1 day) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

C. Awarding of contract to University of Memphis Research Foundation to provide services to conduct an outside independent evaluation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School to determine its effectiveness in achieving its stated goals and to plan for future success (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

D. Modifying contract with Ventures for Excellence to provide additional services in support of the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

E. Modifying contract with Joy Connor to provide training and technical assistance to districts in need of improvement (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

F. Modifying contract with Joy E. Milam to provide consulting services (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

G. Contract with the Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to assist in addressing administrative requirements for Migrant Education Program (MEP) as regulated by Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

H. Adding Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers to existing state approved list (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

I. Modifying contract with Bonnie T. Pitts to provide assistance with special projects (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

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

Immediately following the work session

I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of November 20-21, 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, December 11, 2008.)

2. Discussion of the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level Descriptors for Science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

3. Approval of the methodology for determining the FY 2010 Adjusted Base Student Cost and the process by which this calculation is used in determining the cost of the FY 2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (Todd Ivey)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

4. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2008-2009
(Office of Student Performance)

5. Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Student Performance)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Modifying contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to the Educable Child Program process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

B. Contract with Art Cernosia for the following services: Keynote Speaker for “Conference for Parents of Children with Disabilities” (2 days), Training of Hearing Officers and Mediators, (3 days), Summer Conference (1 day)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

C. Awarding contract to University of Memphis Research Foundation to provide services to conduct an outside independent evaluation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School to determine its effectiveness in achieving its stated goals and to plan for future success
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

D. Modifying contract with Ventures for Excellence to provide additional services in support of the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Modifying contract with Joy Connor to provide training and technical assistance to districts in need of improvement
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

F. Modifying the contract with Joy E. Milam to provide consulting services
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

G. Contract with the Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to assist in addressing administrative requirements for Migrant Education Program (MEP) as regulated by Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Student Performance)

H. Adding Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Providers to existing state approved list
(Office of Student Performance)

I. Modifying contract with Bonnie T. Pitts to provide assistance with special projects
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VIII. State Board of Education

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

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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