Mississippi Board of Education
February 14, 2008
8:00 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

02. Discussion of 2008 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. [PULLED]

04. Discussion of renewing contract with Ciber, Inc., for two (2) additional one-year terms, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

05. Discussion of establishing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plan (James Sardin) Backup Material

06. Discussion of the construction of an area Vocational Center at Calhoun County School District utilizing local funds (James Sardin) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks (James Sardin) Backup Material

08. Discussion of revisions to State Board Policy 2100 Class Size (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion of allowing a Carnegie unit for Geometry in the 8th grade (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of allowing a Carnegie unit for Foreign Language in the 8th grade (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of establishing a credit recovery policy for local education agencies (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract with MGT of America for Evaluation Services for Mississippi Reading First Initiative (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of contract with Norman L. Webb, Ph.D., to conduct an alignment study (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract with SERVE to assist Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) staff in reviewing district technology plans and providing personnel to interview recipients for the E2T2 competitive grant (Paula Means) Backup Material

15. Discussion of a change to the Licensure Guidelines for all Endorsement codes for Foreign Languages from Secondary grades 7-12 to Special Subjects grades K-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16. Discussion of 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. [PULLED]

B. Methodology for 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

C. Methodology for awarding competitive/discretionary grants from the Office of Healthy Schools (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

D. Accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for Ciber, Inc., professional services (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

E. New school site for the Hancock County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

F. New school site for the Hancock County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

G. Contract modification with Joy Connor to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Ann Moore) Backup Material

H. School districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

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