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Mississippi Board of Education
August 20, 2009
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson , Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of the Interim State Superintendent (John Jordan) Backup Material

02. Discussion of Five-Year Strategic Plan for FY 2011–2015 (John Jordan)

03. Reports


04. Discussion to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Laura Jones) Backup Material

05. Discussion to renew competitive subgrants in support of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Laura Jones) Backup Material

06. Discussion to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Laura Jones) Backup Material

07. Discussion to contract with Dr. Stephen Walter Hebbler to develop the growth component of the new accountability model (Ken Thompson) Backup Material

08. Discussion of methodology to award Enhancing Education through Technology grant dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to local educational agencies (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

09. Discussion of methodology for awarding Reading First subgrants to assist local school districts in the implementation of the Mississippi Reading Reform Model (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level (Cut) Scores (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of revision of Student Performance Level Descriptors for the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks and the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

12. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 7610 “Subject Area Testing Appeals Process” regarding Section II: Appeal for a Substitute Evaluation Process and to change the name to Section II to Appeal for an Alternative Assessment as a Substitute Evaluation (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of additional site and allocation for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of Carnegie unit credit for Allied Health I/Health Science I to meet the Health requirement for high school graduation (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of Endorsement Code 209 for Early Oral Intervention License for Birth-Kindergarten Hearing Impaired Children as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16. Discussion of new School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Examination 1011 and Proposed Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

17. Consideration of Executive Session

Consent items

A. Modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort I) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

B. Modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort II) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

C. Modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort III) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

D. Modify the grant period on an approved supplemental award to MS Reading First schools (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

E. Contract with LSU Health Science Center School of Allied Health Professionals, Human Development Center to provide consultative services relative to the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

F. Contract with Mississippi Society for Disabilities for the provision of Language/Speech services on the campus of the Mississippi School for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Fiscal Year 2010 contracts with the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits (Martez Hill) Backup Material

H. Discussion to award the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

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

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