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Mississippi Board of Education
June 19, 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 Backup Material

02. Report on Mattie T. Consent Decree (Ann Moore) Backup Material

03. Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2008-09 school year (Policy No. 4904) (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract for Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Jefferson Davis School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract for Conservator for North Panola School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

08. Discussion of contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District for FY 2009 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract with Billy R. Watson to serve as the financial advisor for the Tate County School District for FY2009 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

10. Discussion of contract with Suzanne E. Smith, CPA to serve as the financial advisor for the Hazlehurst City School District for FY2009(Steve Williams) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of three attorneys and the half-time equivalent of one attorney to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY2009 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

12. Discussion of grant awards for Special Projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 513 (Steve Williams) Backup Material

13. Discussion of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program (Martez Hill) Backup Material

14. Discussion of FY2009 Financial Allocations for Vocational-Technical Programs and Services (James Sardin) Backup Material

15. Discussion of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology program initiative (James Sardin) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract renewal with Magee Enterprises, Inc., to provide the Instructional Management System for the Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology program (James Sardin) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract with Xap Corporation to provide a Career Information Delivery System for the Mississippi Department of Education (James Sardin) Backup Material

18. Discussion of contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc., to continue to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) for FY2009 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

19. Discussion of award grants to one regional service center and two consortiums to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Implementation Plan (Ann Moore) Backup Material

20. Discussion of methodology for awarding discretionary funds from the Office of Special Education (Ann Moore) Backup Material

21. Discussion of awarding contract to JFW Consulting, LLC to provide services to conduct an outside independent evaluation of the MVPS to determine its effectiveness in achieving its stated goals and to plan for future success (Paula Means) Backup Material

22. Discussion to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2008 (Jean Massey) Backup Material

23. Discussion of contract modification with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to deliver Alternate Route Teacher Certification Training (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion to enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to Continue to Administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership for the 2008-2009 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

25. Discussion of grant renewal with the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Discussion of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2008 – 2009 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Discussion of Educational Leadership Master's Program at Mississippi University for Women as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of bachelor's and master's level programs in Early Childhood Education at Jackson State University to be added to the current list of accredited pre-school programs in Child Development in the state, allowing graduates of the bachelor's and master's programs to become eligible for licensure in Child Development Pre-K-K (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion to adopt a policy for implementation of a fee to be charged for room and board at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of grant modification to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the Basic Education Course for local School Board Members (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

31. 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

32. Discussion of New Endorsement Code for Secondary Vocational Special Populations Coordinator as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

33. Discussion of Licensure Requirements for the Eight New Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

34. Discussion of appointment of personnel for specific offices and positions and the setting of salaries for these personnel pursuant to the reorganization of the Department of Education as approved by the Board at its May 2008 meeting (Hank Bounds)

35. Discussion of contract for Consultant for the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

Consent items

A. National Association of State Boards of Education dues $24,021.00 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

B. Contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C Contract with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., for the provision of security services for the Mississippi Department of Education, Greymont Building (Martez Hill) Backup Material

D Contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Martez Hill) Backup Material

E Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program's FY2008 Financial Statement and FY2009 Fee Structure (Martez Hill) Backup Material

F New school site for the Long Beach School District (Martez Hill) Backup Material

G. Request of the Canton Public School District to contract for pupil transportation services (Martez Hill) Backup Material

H. Request of the West Point School District to contract for pupil transportation services (Martez Hill) Backup Material

I. Contract between the Mississippi Department of Education and the American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

J. Contract with Melior-Delaware, Inc., to allow access to online training and education services and a Learning Management System for the implementation of Healthcare and Automotive Technical Online Training (James Sardin) Backup Material

K. Contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

L. Contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc., for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten for FY2009 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

M. Awarding contracts for five Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) full-time online teachers to provide services to organize and implement an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with MVPS state policies and laws (Paula Means) Backup Material

N. Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2008 – 2009 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

O. Education Commission of the States dues $67,700.00 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

P. Contract with University of Southern Mississippi to provide services for train-the-trainers for Entry/Career Level Administrators for FY09 (Paula Means) Backup Material

Q. Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSS) dues $37,992.00 (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

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

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