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Mississippi Board of Education
July 25, 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 June 19-20, 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, July 24, 2008.)

04. Approval of preliminary estimate of the FY 2010 Base Student Cost as determined by Horne LLP
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

05. Approval of FY 2010 Budget Request
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

06. Approval of the State Board of Education’s 2009 Legislative Priorities
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

07. Approval of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) of Grades 3-8
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval of Cut Scores for Student Performance Levels on the Algebra I and English II Subject Area Tests
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval of revision of the Mississippi Foreign Language Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of revision of the Mississippi Science Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to renew the contract with The Riverside Publishing Company for an additional three (3) years; to continue providing and 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to establish the selection methodology for supplemental resource providers for conflict resolution and peer mediation materials, models and curricula
(Office of Policy and Operations)

14. Approval of supplemental resource providers for conflict resolution and peer mediation materials, models and curricula
(Office of Policy and Operations)

15. Approval to accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services for Ciber, Inc., professional services
(Office of Policy and Operations)

16. Approval to renew subgrant awards in support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers
(Office of Student Performance)

17. Approval of methodology for awarding discretionary grants to Schools At-Risk (formerly known as Priority Schools) to assist in the implementation of their School Improvement Plans
(Office of Student Performance)
 
18. Approval to award grants to the Priority Schools from the 2007-2008 school year to assist in the implementation of their Priority School Improvement Plans
(Office of Student Performance)

19. Approval of revisions to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2008
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Student Performance)

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

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

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

23. Approval of appointment of Director of Autism (Bureau Director II), Office of Special Education
(Office of Policy and Operations)

24. Approval of appointment of Director of Accountability Services (Bureau Director II), Office of Research and Statistics
(Office of Policy and Operations)

25. Approval of the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010 - 2014
(Office of the State Superintendent)

26. Approval of appointment of Interim Deputy Superintendent, Student Performance
(Office of Policy and Operations)

27. Approval of appointment of Interim Associate Superintendent, Vocational Education and Workforce Development
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

B. Approval to contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

C. Approval to contract with Dorothy McClendon to provide part-time instructional services in Science to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval to contract with James Randy Davis to provide part-time instructional services in Mathematics to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval to contract with Michael O. Norris and Michael C. Harvey to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval to contract with JaniKing to provide janitorial cleaning services in occupied buildings on the campus of the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

H. Approval to award contracts for seven Team Leaders for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

J. Approval to 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)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Natalie Saranga Omattage
Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Cheryl Moore
Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education Principal of the Year- Amory Middle School Principal

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
    02. Report on meetings attended
    03. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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