Mississippi Board of Education
April 16, 2009
9:00 A.M.
Jackson Convention Complex
105 East Pascagoula Street #2
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02. Discussion to award grants in support of Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2010 and to waive a minor irregularity in a bid received (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

03. Discussion to contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2008 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of a textbook bond (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

04. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 7219 and to revise the State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 (IDEA 2004) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

05. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition in grades three, four, five, six, seven, and eight (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

06. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

07. Discussion to modify contract with Riverside Publishing to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion of revising State Board Policy 9205 Local Reimbursable Expense Items - Salaries
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of the methodology to award grant dollars to regional reading fair sites in support of the state reading fair (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

12. Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions for the following programs: Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

13. Discussion of approving Licensure Requirements for the Six New 2009 Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion of revision to the Licensure Guidelines to remove the Class AA Master's Equivalency Clause from a standard 5-year Vocational License as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of revision to the Licensure Guidelines to remove Technology Education as an approved subject for Alternate Route Certification as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

17. Discussion of a contract with James Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Methodology to present Title I Distinguished School honorees monetary awards in support of continuing high academic achievement in accordance with Section 1117(b) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

B. Mississippi School for the Blind 2009-2010 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

C. Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Mississippi School for the Blind 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2009-2010 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Contract modification with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Contract modification with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for the provision of food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Report of Personnel Actions (Martez Hill) Backup Material

Executive Session

Discussion of position of Director, Office of Educational Accountability (Hank Bounds)

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