Mississippi Board of Education
March 17, 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. 2008 Legislative Update (Steve Williams) Backup Material

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

04. Report on North Panola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Annual Report of the Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement for school year 2006-2007 (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

06. Discussion of a proposed policy regarding the expenditure of funds received from school-based Medicaid programs (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

07. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Accounting (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

08. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of a methodology to distribute federal funds for the Hurricane Educator Assistance Program (HEAP) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

12. Discussion to award federal grant funds for the Hurricane Educator Assistance Program (HEAP) (Sonya Amis) Backup Material

13. Discussion of the final report from the working conditions survey, Project CLEAR Voice (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion of 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 (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of contract between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi State Department of Health to fulfill the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated Approach to School Health Grant (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

16. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) of the Office of Purchasing and Accounts Receivable in the Office of Accounting (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

17. Discussion to increase the salary of Melba Beasley, Director of the Office of Federal Financial Management (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

18. Discussion to increase the salary of Quentin Ransburg, Director of the Office of Innovative Support (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

19. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Health Services in the Office of Healthy Schools (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

20. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Coordinated School Health in the Office of Healthy Schools (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

21. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance in the Office of Special Education (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

22. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Fiscal and Data Management in Office of Special Education (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

23. Discussion of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Policy and Parent Outreach in the Office of Special Education (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. New school site for the Madison County School District (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

B. Contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2008 (Regina Ginn) Backup Material

C. Contract modification with Caroline Coston to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Ann Moore) Backup Material

D. Contract modification with Bruce Mortenson to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Ann Moore) Backup Material

E. Contract modification with Staffers, Inc. to provide a temporary employee as a receptionist and to perform clerical duties (Ann Moore) Backup Material

F. Contract with Mike Willoughby Painting, Inc. to paint the interior of six (6) dormitories on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Contract with S & S Enclosures to construct a walkway cover and a canopy on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H: Approval to modify the contract with NURSEstat, Inc. for the provision of nursing services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf 7/1/07-6/30/08 MDE Funds(Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact our office at 601-359-1750.
NOTE:     Cellular telephones and pagers that give an audible signal are not permitted during Board meeting.

 
Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

Copyright © 2012 Mississippi Department of Education – Agency Web DisclaimerNotice of Non-Discrimination