Mississippi Board of Education
August 21, 2009
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 July 16-17, 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, August 20, 2009.)

04. Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Student Performance)

05. Approval to renew competitive subgrants in support of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Student Performance)

06. Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval to contract with Dr. Stephen Walter Hebbler to develop the growth component of the new accountability model
(Office of Student Performance)

08. Approval of methodology to award Enhancing Education through Technology grant dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to local educational agencies
(Office of Policy and Operations)

09. Approval of methodology for awarding Reading First subgrants to assist local school districts in the implementation of the Mississippi Reading Reform Model
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

10. Approval of revision of Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF) Student Performance Level (Cut) Scores
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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


13. Approval of additional site and allocation for the Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST) program initiative
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Carnegie unit credit for Allied Health I/Health Science I to meet the Health requirement for high school graduation
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort I)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

B. Approval to modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort II)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

C. Approval to modify grant period for the MS Reading First Initiative (Cohort III)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

D. Approval to modify the grant period on an approved supplemental award to MS Reading First schools
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

E. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

F. Approval to contract with Mississippi Society for Disabilities for the provision of Language/Speech services on the campus of the Mississippi School for the Blind
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools )

G. Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts with the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Policy and Operations)

H. Approval to award the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District
(Office of Student Performance)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2008-2009 Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) Schools
D'Iberville High School
Fallin Career & Technical Center
Green County Vo-Tech Complex

Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology

Raymond Career Center
Tupelo High School Career-Technical Center

August 2009 MDE Employee of the Month

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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