Mississippi Board of Education
February 20, 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 January 15-16, 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, February 19, 2009.)

1A. Approval of contract with Steve Loden to serve as the financial advisor for the Indianola Public School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

2. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the State Accountability Rating System
(Office of Student Performance)

3. Approval to contract with Children’s Progress to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Statewide K-3 Assessments
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

4. Approval to modify the FFY '07 Even Start awards to districts to comply with the minimum grant award amount required by federal law
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

5. Approval to modify the FFY '08 Even Start awards
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

6. Approval of the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks For Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

7. Approval to establish a State Board Policy governing the allocation of Mississippi Adequate Education Program at-risk funds
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment’s)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

8. Approval to revise to the Licensure Guidelines to Remove the One Standard Error of Measurement Allowance in the MS Alternate Path to Quality Teacher (MAPQT) Alternate Route Program as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

9. Approval to revise the Licensure Guidelines to Remove the 18-Hour Allowance as an Option for Adding Supplemental Endorsements to a Standard License as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

10. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2009 Admission’s Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

11. Approval of an Accredited - Temporary Status for Millcreek of Ripley School
(Office of Student Performance)

12. Approval of an Accredited - Temporary Status for CARES, Inc. of Hattiesburg School
(Office of Student Performance)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to award competitive contract to manufacturer to provide distribution of food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (All Regions in the State)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval of a site for the new Gladys Noel Bates Elementary School and the new Thomas W. Cardozo Middle School for the Jackson Public School District (Shane McNeill) (Consent Item)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of a site for the new Henry J. Kirksey Middle School for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval of a site for the new Peeples Middle School for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval of a site for the new Blackburn Middle School for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

F. Award contract to Dr. John Bartowski to serve as a statistician with the Mississippi Prevention Data Improvement Project
(Office of Policy and Operations)

G. Award contract to Dr. Xu Xiaohe to serve as a statistician with the Mississippi Prevention Data Improvement Project
(Office of Policy and Operations)

H. Approval to modify contract with TempStaff to provide administrative support services
(Office of Policy and Operations)

I. Approval to modify the contract with 3RS Consulting LLC to provide consulting services
(Office of State Superintendent)

J. Modify contract with Michael O. Norris to provide services as a School Safety Officer at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K. Modify contract with Essie Bailey as a mentor in Hazlehurst School District
(Office of Student Performance)

L. Modify contract with Eileen Milner as a mentor in Hazlehurst School District
(Office of Student Performance)

M. Modify contract with Amanda Mize as a mentor in Hazlehurst School District
(Office of Student Performance)

N. Modify contract with Beverly Cook as a training services provider for School Evaluation Team Members
(Office of Student Performance)

O. Modify contract with Judy Robbins as a training services provider for School Evaluation Team Members
(Office of Student Performance)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

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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