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Mississippi Board of Education
October 24, 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 September 18-19, 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, October 23, 2008.)

03. Approval of assignment of district accreditation statuses and report on AYP results under NCLB and 2008 AYP results under NCLB
(Office of Student Performance)

04. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 4904 -- Withholding of Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds
(Office of Policy and Operations)

05. Approval to change to the Licensure Guidelines for Supplemental Endorsements added by Middle Grade Institutes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

06. Approval of appointment to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

07. Approval to contract with Hupp Information Technologies, Inc. to design, develop and customize software and services for a Web based licensure management system
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

08. Approval to award the 2nd 2009 Dyslexia competitive grants for the Dyslexia Program in support of districts’ implementation of scientifically research-based programs
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval of Rejection of bids for the Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval to award a discretionary grant to The University of Mississippi, Institute for Education and Workforce Development for the purpose of providing training to administrators utilizing the National Institute for School Leadership, Inc. training model entitled Leadership for Students with Disabilities Institute
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to contract with TBD to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Statewide K-3 Assessments
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks Student Performance Level (Cut) Scores and General Student Performance Level Descriptors
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval of the methodology for selecting sites for Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval of grant awards to school districts in Mississippi Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) distressed counties
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval of methodology to award Migrant Education grant dollars in support of local efforts for providing supplemental services to migrant students in accordance with Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Student Performance)

17. Approval to award a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Student Performance)

18. Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public schools
(Office of Policy and Operations)

19. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)
(Office of State Superintendent)

20. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Student Achievement and Growth
(Office of State Superintendent)

21. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Internal Accountability
(Office of State Superintendent)

22. Approval to adopt a process to address the plans of school districts’ making up days missed due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to award the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families grant to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.
(Office of Student Performance)

B. Approval or reassignment of Financial Advisor for Greenville Public School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of reassignment of Financial Advisor for Shaw School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval of a new school site for the Columbus School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval of a new school site for the Corinth School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi Excellence in Recycling Award
School Winners 2007-08

· Career Development Center, Jackson
· Cook Elementary (K-4) Fine Arts, Columbus
· Pontotoc Junior High School, Pontotoc
· Grenada Elementary (K-3), Grenada
· McLaurin High School, Florence
· Puckett Attendance Center, Puckett
· Oxford High School, Oxford
· Booneville High School, Booneville
· Petal High School, Petal
· Highland Elementary, Ridgeland

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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