Mississippi Board of Education
July 17, 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 June 18-19, 2009 and Special Called Meeting of June 30, 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, July 16, 2009.)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve 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
(Office of Legislation and Budget)

12. [PULLED]

13. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

14. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

15. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools )

16. Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2009-2010 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

17. Approval of Evaluation Team members to evaluate in schools designated as Schools At-Risk beginning Fall 2009 as required by MS Code §37-18-3
(Office of Student Performance)

18. Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Student Performance)

19. Approval to amend the Mississippi Department of Education Policies and Procedures Manual
(Office of Policy and Operations)

20. Approval to allocate funds to school sites under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Policy and Operations)

21. Approval 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)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

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

23. Approval of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2011
(Office of Policy and Operations)

24. Approval of appointment of Superintendent of the Mississippi School for the Deaf
(Office of Policy and Operations)

25. [PULLED]

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to award the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG), pending authorization by the Mississippi Department for Employment Security
(Office of Student Performance)

B. Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 Contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval to 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)
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval of request of the Madison County School District to contract for pupil transportation services
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval of 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

F. Approval to 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

G. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2009 -2010 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval to contract with Michael O. Norris to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I. Approval to contract with Michael C. Harvey to provide services as School Safety Officers at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J. Approval to contract with Dorothy McClendon to provide part-time instructional services in Science to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K. Approval to contract with James Randy Davis to provide part-time instructional services in Mathematics to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L. Approval to contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

M. Approval to contract with Jeanne Lebow, Ph.D. to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

N. Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

O. Approval to award competitive continuation grants for the Reading First Initiative in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

P. Approval to contract with American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program
(Office of Student Performance)


VIII. Recognition Ceremony

IX. State Board of Education

     01. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
     02. Report on meetings attended
     03. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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