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Mississippi Board of Education
July 24, 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 (Hank Bounds)
  •  Five-Year Strategic Plan
02. Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

03. Discussion of preliminary estimate of the FY 2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Cost as determined by Horne LLP (Todd Ivey) Board Material

04. Discussion of preliminary estimate of the FY 2010 Base Student Cost as determined by Horne LLP (Todd Ivey) Board Material

05. Discussion of FY 2010 Budget Request (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

06. Discussion of the State Board of Education’s 2009 Legislative Priorities (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

07. Discussion of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) for Grades 3-8 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Discussion of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Algebra I and English II Subject Area Tests (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Foreign Language Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Science Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of revision of the Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract renewal with The Riverside Publishing Company for an additional three (3) years; to continue providing an efficient assessment system that yields valid results for preschool children with disabilities ages 3-5 as required by the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion to establish the selection methodology for supplemental resource providers for conflict resolution and peer mediation materials, models and curricula (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

14. Discussion of supplemental resource providers for conflict resolution and peer mediation materials, models and curricula (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

15. Discussion of accepting procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for Ciber, Inc., professional services (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

16 Discussion of renewing subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

17. Discussion of methodology for awarding discretionary grants Schools At-Risk (formerly known as Priority Schools) to assist in the implementation of their School Improvement Plans (Laura Jones) Backup Material

18. Discussion of awarding grants to the Priority Schools from the 2007-2008 school year to assist in the implementation of their Priority School Improvement Plans (Laura Jones) Backup Material

19. Discussion of revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2008
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Jean Massey) Backup Material

20. Discussion of the Health Education Institute for Supplemental Endorsement and Approved Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of the Licensure Requirements for the Eight New Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of the New Endorsement Code for Secondary Vocational Special Populations Coordinator as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of appointment of Director of Autism (Bureau Director II), Office of Special Education (Ethel Carson) Backup Material

24. Discussion of appointment of Director of Accountability Services (Bureau Director II), Office of Research and Statistics (Ethel Carson) Backup Material

25. Discussion of the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010 - 2014 (Hank Bounds)

26. Discussion of appointment of Interim Deputy Superintendent, Student Performance (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

27. Discussion of appointment of Interim Associate Superintendent, Vocational Education and Workforce Development (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

Consent Agenda

A. Contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

B. Contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

C. Contract with Dorothy McClendon to provide part-time instructional services in Science to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Contract with James Randy Davis to provide part-time instructional services in Mathematics to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Contract with Michael O. Norris and Michael C. Harvey to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Contract with JaniKing to provide janitorial cleaning services in occupied buildings on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Contract with Deborah Pierce to provide consultative services relative to data analysis for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) as required by IDEA (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

H. Awarding contracts for seven Team Leaders for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

I. Contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc., to provide technical assistance and services related to the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of the Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

J. 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 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

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

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