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Mississippi Board of Education
June 20, 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 May15-16, 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, June 19, 2008.)

03. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval of contract for Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of contract for Conservator for Jefferson Davis County School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

07. Approval of contract for Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08. Approval to contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District for FY 2009
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval to contract with Billy R. Watson to serve as the financial advisor for the Tate County School District for FY2009
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to contract with Suzanne E. Smith, CPA to serve as the financial advisor for the Hazlehurst City School District for FY2009
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

12. Approval of grant awards for Special Projects Appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 513
(Office of Educational Accountability)

13. Approval of grant awards to local school districts currently participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

14. Approval of FY2009 Financial Allocations for Vocational-Technical Programs and Services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

15. Approval of additional sites and allocations for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology program initiative
(Office of Business and Support Services)

16. Approval of contract renewal with Magee Enterprises, Inc., to provide the Instructional Management System for the Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

17. Approval of contract with Xap Corporation to provide a Career Information Delivery System for the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Business and Support Services)

18. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

20. Approval of methodology for awarding discretionary funds from the Office of Special Education
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2008
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval of contract modification with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to deliver Alternate Route Teacher Certification Training
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

24. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

25. Approval of grant renewal with the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

26. Approval of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2008 – 2009 school year
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

27. Approval 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.
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

28. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

29. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

30. Approval of grant modification to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the Basic Education Course for local School Board Members
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)


31. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve the Health Education Institute for Supplemental Endorsement and Approved Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools )

32. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve New Endorsement Code for Secondary Vocational Special Populations Coordinator as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

33. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Licensure Requirements for the Eight New Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

34. Approval 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
(Office of the State Superintendent)

35. Approval of contract for Consultant for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of National Association of State Boards of Education dues $24,021.00
(Office of the State Superintendent)

B. Approval to 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval to contract with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., for the provision of security services for the Mississippi Department of Education, Greymont Building
(Office of Business and Support Services)

D. Approval to contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

E. Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program's FY2008 Financial Statement and FY2009 Fee Structure
(Office of Business and Support Services)

F. Approval of a new school site for the Long Beach School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

G. Approval of request of the Canton Public School District to contract for pupil transportation services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

H. Approval of request of the West Point School District to contract for pupil transportation services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

I. Approval of contract between the Mississippi Department of Education and the American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

J. Approval of 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)



K. Approval of contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting

(Office of Business and Support Services)



L. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten for FY2009

(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)



M. Approval to award five contracts for 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

N. Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2008 – 2009 school year
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

O. Approval of Education Commission of the States dues $67,700.00
(Office of the State Superintendent)

P. Approval to contract with University of Southern Mississippi to provide services for train-the-trainers for Entry/Career Level Administrators for FY09
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

Q. Approval of Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) dues $37,992.00
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence’s Blue Seal T
James Edwards
2008 Mississippi Auto Skills Challenge Winners

Kevin Whitehead
2008 Mississippi Auto Skills Challenge Winners

Biloxi School District
Transportation Department

IX. State Board of Education

    01. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2009
    02. Report on meetings attended
    03. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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