Mississippi Board of Education
July 16, 2009
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson , Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report from the State Superintendent (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

02. Report on African American Males in College (Marcus Thompson) Backup Material

03. Report on Jefferson Davis County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Report on North Panola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Report on Hazlehurst City School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

06. Report on Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

07. Report on Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

08. Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel Annual Report (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Report on Mattie T. Consent Decree (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion 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 (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

11. Discussion of a policy to prescribe the information and format required to be included in the development and publication of an annual report as required by Senate Bill 2628, the Children First Act of 2009 (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

12. [PULLED]

13. Discussion of revision to the Licensure Guidelines for American Board Certification (ABCTE) Alternate Route to amend the Mentoring Requirements 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) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion of proposal from Vocational Education for New Occupational and Technical Competencies for Vocational Licensure 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) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of four new Praxis II Subject Area Exams and Cut Scores 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) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16. Discussion of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2009-2010 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

17. Discussion of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Schools At-Risk beginning Fall 2009 as required by MS Code §37-18-3 (Pallascene Cole) Backup Material

18. Discussion of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (Jean Massey) Backup Material

19. Discussion to amend the Mississippi Department of Education Policies and Procedures Manual (Martez Hill) Backup Material

20. Discussion to allocate funds to school sites under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

21. Discussion to revise State Board Policy 4906 for the selection of successful districts used in the calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

22. Discussion of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2011 (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

23. Discussion of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2011 (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

24. Discussion of appointment of Superintendent of the Mississippi School for the Deaf (Martez Hill) Backup Material

25. [PULLED]

Consent Agenda

A. Award the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG), pending authorization by the Mississippi Department for Employment Security (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

B. Fiscal Year 2010 Contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Renew competitive contract to milk and ice cream vendors for product distribution to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all 7 regions in the State) (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

D. Request of the Madison County School District to contract for pupil transportation services (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

E. Contract between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi State Department of Health to fulfill the requirements of year two of a cooperative agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

F. Contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to provide technical assistance with scheduling and monitoring of all interactive video classes and teleconferences for the K-12 schools/districts and MDE, provide the necessary infrastructure for ISDN connectivity, and maintain equipment in K-12 and MDE interactive video network sites (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

G. Mississippi School of the Arts 2009 -2010 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Contract with Michael O. Norris to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Contract with Michael C. Harvey to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Contract with Dorothy McClendon to provide part-time instructional services in Science to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

K. Contract with James Randy Davis to provide part-time instructional services in Mathematics to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

L. Contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

M. Contract with Jeanne Lebow, Ph.D. to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

N. Renew the contract with Dr. Glen H. Stribling for the provision of Low Vision services on the campus of the Mississippi School for the Blind (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

O. Award competitive continuation grants for the Reading First Initiative in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

P. Contract with American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program (Toni Kersh) Backup Material

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

R. Executive Session
    · Personnel Matters

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