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Mississippi Board of Education
September 19, 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 August 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, September 18, 2008.)

04. Approval of revision of the 2008 Textbook Administration Handbook Rules and Regulations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

05. Approval of methodology to award competitive one-year grants for the MVPS and AT&T Wireless Labs to be located in three middle school or high school locations
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. Approval to issue an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service Providers
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval of methodology to award Homeless Education grant dollars in support of local efforts of providing supplemental services to homeless children and youth in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
(Office of Student Performance)

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

09. Approval to adopt the recommendations of the Hearing Officer to impose the consequence of expulsion for the Fall 2008 semester on Students 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06 from the Mississippi School of the Arts for committing various offenses on August 20, 2008 in violation of the MSA student hand book
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

10. Approval of appointment of Principal (Education Bureau Director II) for the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

11. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Procurement
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

12. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of School Improvement
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

13. Approval to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Accreditation
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

14. Approval to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Budget and Planning
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

15. Approval to increase the salary of the Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Policy and School Financial Services
(Office of the State Superintendent of Education)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of school transportation equipment bids
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval of grant awards for two (2) additional local school districts participating in the School Nurse Intervention Program
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of contract with Cline Tours for the provision of providing charter bus service for Mississippi School for the Deaf students and staff for athletic and academic activities
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve a 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval of contract with The Finance Project to provide sustainability training to 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees
(Office of Student Performance)

F. Approval of contract with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to coordinate/facilitate the second year of a partnership between the MDE, local school districts, and universities for development of preparation programs that prepares effective school leaders
(Office of Student Performance)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

State of Mississippi
2008 American Mathematics Contest
Manoj Maddali
Mississippi School for Math and Sciences

Qiong (Alex) Wang
Mississippi School for Math and Sciences

Presentation of grant check to MDE from AT&T
(Gloria Harvey)

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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