Mississippi Board of Education
December 18, 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 November 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, December 17, 2009.)

04. Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2009-2010
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval of estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2011
(Office of Policy and Operations)

09. Approval to revise State Board Policy 902 - GED Option Guidelines
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/without public comments)
(Office of Student Performance)

10. Approval to modify contracts with the Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) to conduct administrative training for administrators across the state as directed by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
(Office of Student Performance)

12. Approval of methodology for awarding grants to Mississippi colleges, universities, educational consortiums and other educational service providers to support activities that recruit, retain, and enhance Mississippi educators
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

13. Approval to modify language in the Brookhaven School District (BSD) Interlocal Agreement to include the use of BSD school buses by the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2009-2010 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

14. Approval to contract with Teachers-Teachers.com to develop an online recruitment system and provide support services
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

15. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of Policy and Operations)

16. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Human Resources
(Office of Policy and Operations)

17. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Internal Accountability
(Office of Policy and Operations)

18. Approval for the Mississippi Department of Education to reallocate the Jackson Public School District’s unused 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation subject to being lawfully accomplished at time of reallocation
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VII. Consent Items

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

B. Approval of report of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts executed in November 2009
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval to modify contract with Ken Swindol to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts with disproportionate representation of minority students identified with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) as well as for those under identifying students who may be Emotionally Disturbed (EmD) and to provide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) training to selected school districts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2009 Milken Award Recipient

Mr. Scott Pfaff

2009 Mississippi Distinguished Principal
Dr. Janice Barton

2009 Mississippi High School Principal of the Year

Mr. Freddie Joseph

2009 Mississippi Middle School Principal of the Year

Michael Hogan, II

2009-2010 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year
Mr. Milton Kuykendall

December 2009 MDE Employee of the Month

Bobbie Bell

Special Recognition
Wanda Cummins

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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