Mississippi Board of Education
May 16, 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 April 17-18, 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, May 15, 2008.)

03. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

05. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

07. Approval to begin Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Foreign Language Framework
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval to begin Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Science Framework
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to renew contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

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

12. Approval for the 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)
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

13. Approval to 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) \
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

15. Approval of methodology for awarding grants to local school districts to provide high quality professional development for Mississippi educators
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

16. [PULLED]

17. Approval 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
(Office of Business and Support Services)

18. Approval of methodology for awarding competitive and discretionary grants to local school districts for school nurses in the School Nurse Intervention Program
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

20. Approval of appointment of Senior Assistant to State Superintendent (Psychometrician), Office of Student Assessment
(Office of Business and Support Services)

21. Approval of appointment of the Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
(Office of State Superintendent)

22. Approval to reorganize the offices and divisions within the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of State Superintendent)

23. Approval to contract with CPA for FY2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) Calculations
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2008 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

B. Approval to designate James Hart, Director of Accounting, as the Applicant’s Agent for the Federal Emergency Management Agency from the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Business and Support Services)

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

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

E. Approval to accept procurement authorization from the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) for Ciber, Inc., professional services
(Office of Business and Support Services)

F. Approval to modify online facilitator contracts to continue to provide summer school online facilitation services
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

G. Approval to renew the contract with Dr. Glen H. Stribling for the provision of Low Vision services on the campus of the Mississippi School for the Blind
(Office of Quality Professional and Special Schools)

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

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

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Katie Pinkard
Lovett Elementary School, Clinton
Parent of the Year

Parent of the Year
Congressional District Finalists

Julia (Judy) Watt Conner
Lafayette County District 1

Shirley Harden
Hinds County - District 2

Ralph Daniel
Adams County - District 3

Mississippi Parent of the Year
Deona Smith
Ocean Springs - District 4

Exemplary Inclusion Programs
Runnelstown Elementary
Dr. Scott Dearman, Superintendent

Pontotoc Junior High
Mr. Conwell Duke, Superintendent

Petal High School
Dr. James Hutto, Superintendent

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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