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Mississippi Board of Education
April 17, 2009
9:00 A.M.
Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
Building C, Auditorium
1253 Eastover Drive
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 19-20, 2009

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, April 16, 2009.)

02. Approval to award grants in support of Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2010 and to waive a minor irregularity in a bid received
(Office of Policy and Operations)

03. Approval to contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2008 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of textbook bond
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

05. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. Approval 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 to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

07. Approval to modify contract with Riverside Publishing to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Elementary and Middle Grades Science Assessment Program
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to student enrollment in grades 1-4
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval of revision of State Board Policy 9205 Local Reimbursable Expense Items - Salaries
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of the methodology to award grant dollars to regional reading fair sites in support of the state reading fair
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

11. Approval to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Student Performance)

12. Approval 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
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve 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
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

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

16. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District
(Office of Student Performance)

17. Approval of a contract with James Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for Tate County School District
(Office of Student Performance)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of 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
(Office of Student Performance)

B. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2009-2010 Staff Handbook
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2009-2010 Staff Handbook
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval to modify the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc. for the provision of security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I. Approval to modify the contract 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
(Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi School for the Blind

Austin Nix
Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Poster and Essay Contest
Savanna Porter
Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Poster and Essay Contest
Bryan Gueltig
2008 Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts Teacher of the Year for 7th - 12th grades

Mississippi School for the Deaf
Lucas Bryant
Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Poster and Essay Contest
Tyrone Blackmon
Outstanding Referee

MDE Employee of the Month
Sandra Montgomery


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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