Mississippi Board of Education
February 15, 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 January 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, February 14, 2008.)

04. Approval to renew Contract with Ciber, Inc., for two (2) additional one-year terms, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts
(Office of Business and Support Services)

05. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plan
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of the construction of an area Vocational Center at Calhoun County School District utilizing local funds
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise The Mississippi Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of revisions to State Board Policy 2100 Class Size
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to allow a Carnegie unit for Geometry in the 8th grade
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to allow a Carnegie unit for Foreign Language in the 8th grade
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a credit recovery policy for local education agencies
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to contract with MGT of America for Evaluation Services for Mississippi Reading First Initiative
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to contract with Norman L. Webb, Ph.D., to conduct an alignment study
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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

16. [PULLED]

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. [PULLED]

B. Approval of methodology 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)

C. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive /discretionary grants from the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D. Approval to accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for Ciber, Inc., professional services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

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

G. Approval of contract modification with Joy Connor to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

H. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing
Mississippi Student Receiving Certificate for Superior Writing

Andrew Paul
Clinton High School

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Report on meetings attended
    02. Approval of attendance at meetings
    03. Discussion of National Association of State Boards of Education membership
    04. Approval to amend March Board meeting date

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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