Mississippi Board of Education
May 15, 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 from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

03. Discussion of determination by the Board that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Hazlehurst City School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious leadership, management, and instructional concerns existing in this District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

04. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Hazlehurst City School District (Steve Williams) Backup Material

05. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Steve Williams) Backup Material

06. Discussion of the Mississippi Secondary Redesign Career Pathway Curriculum Frameworks (Martez Hill) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Foreign Language Framework (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Science Framework (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion to renew contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals (Kris Kaase) Backup Material   

10. Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

11. Discussion of eight new Licensure Endorsement Codes for 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 comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

12. Discussion of revision to the Licensure Guidelines for reinstatement of an Expired License 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

13. Discussion of change to the Licensure Guidelines for the One-Year Interim Certificate 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

14. Consideration of the SACS-CASI Quality Assurance Review Team Report regarding initial accreditation of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material Backup Material

15. Discussion of methodology for awarding grants to local school districts to provide high quality professional development for Mississippi educators (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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17. Discussion to award competitive and discretionary grants to local school districts to support implementation of coordinated school health programs as provided through the John D. Bower, M.D. School Health Network (Martez Hill) Backup Material

18. Discussion of methodology for awarding competitive and discretionary grants to local school districts for school nurses in the School Nurse Intervention Program (Martez Hill) Backup Material

19. Discussion of Year 3 of a 10-year contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Martez Hill) Backup Material

20. Discussion of appointment of Senior Assistant to State Superintendent (Psychometrician), Office of Student Assessment (Ethel Cain Carson) Backup Material

21. Discussion of appointment of the Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

22. Discussion to reorganize the offices and divisions within the Mississippi Department of Education (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

23. Discussion to contract with CPA for FY2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) Calculations

Consent items

A. Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2008 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation (Steve Williams) Backup Material

B. Designate James Hart, Director of Accounting, as the Applicant’s Agent for the Federal Emergency Management Agency from the Mississippi Department of Education (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Award competitive contracts to various food distributors to supply and deliver food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all regions in the State) (Martez Hill) Backup Material

D. Award competitive contracts to various milk and ice cream distributors to supply and deliver milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all regions in the State) (Martez Hill) Backup Material

E. Accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for Ciber, Inc., professional services (Martez Hill) Backup Material

F. Modify online facilitator contracts to continue to provide summer school online facilitation services (Beth Sewell) Backup Material

G. Contract renewal with Dr. Glen H. Stribling for the provision of Low Vision services on the campus of the Mississippi School for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Contract modification with Advanced Disposal Services Mississippi, LLC, for the provision of waste disposal services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Discussion to modify the contract with Educational Testing Service to provide six additional full day sessions that will focus on preparing prospective educators for Praxis I and II tests (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

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