Mississippi Board of Education
March 18, 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 February 14-15, 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, March 17, 2008.)

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

07. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Accounting
(Office of Business and Support Services)

08. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval of contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of contract modification with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)


11. Approval of a methodology to distribute federal funds for the Hurricane Educator Assistance Program (HEAP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to award federal grant funds for the Hurricane Educator Assistance Program (HEAP)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

16. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director I) of the Office of Purchasing and Accounts Receivable in the Office of Accounting
(Office of Business and Support Services)

17. Approval to increase the salary of Melba Beasley, Director of the Office of Federal Financial Management
(Office of Business and Support Services)


18. Approval to increase the salary of Quentin Ransburg, Director of the Office of Innovative Support
(Office of Business and Support Services)

19. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Health Services in the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of Business and Support Services)

20. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Coordinated School Health in the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of Business and Support Services)

21. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance in the Office of Special Education
(Office of Business and Support Services)

22. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Fiscal and Data Management in the Office of Special Education
(Office of Business and Support Services)

23. Approval of appointment of Director (Bureau Director II) of the Office of Policy and Parent Outreach in the Office of Special Education
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of a new school site for the Madison County School District
(Office of Business and Support Services)

B. Approval to contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2008
(Office of Business and Support Services)

C. Approval of contract modification with Caroline Coston to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

D. Approval of contract modification with Bruce Mortenson to provide consultative services relative to serving as team leader for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Approval of contract modification with Staffers, Inc. to provide a temporary employee as a receptionist and to perform clerical duties
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

G. Approval of the 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval to modify the contract with NURSEstat, Inc. for the provision of Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Angie Lawrence
Fulbright-Hayes Group Project
Kossuth High School

Valerie Morgan
Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund
Teacher Program
Water Valley High School

· Petal School District
2008 National Civic Star Award

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Report on meetings attended
     02. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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