Mississippi Board of Education
June 18, 2009
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02. Discussion of Qualified School Construction Bond Application (Martez Hill) Backup Material

03. Discussion to award contracts for eight Team Leaders for the Program Improvement Monitoring Process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

04 Discussion to award continuation grants to one regional service center and two consortiums to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Implementation Plan (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

05. Discussion of revisions to State Board Policy 7219 and the State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

06. Discussion to renew contract with Desire2Learn for the purpose of providing a Learning Management System (LMS) to host online courses for the Mississippi Virtual Public School (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

07. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition in grades three, four, five, six, seven, and eight (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc. to reduce technical services for the Mississippi Writing Assessment in grades four, seven, and ten (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

10. Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

11. 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

12. 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

13. 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14. Discussion to offer a Master's level program in Early Oral Intervention for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the University of Southern Mississippi (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on School Accreditation (Jean Massey) Backup Material

16. Discussion of methodology to award Education for Homeless Children and Youth, Recovery Act grant dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to local educational agencies (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

17. Discussion for the Mississippi State Board of Education to establish a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Association of State Boards of Education for school health (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

18. Discussion of $1.2 million loan from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Tate County School District (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

19. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 4906 for the selection of successful districts used in the calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

20. Discussion to contract with Glenn Swan to serve as Interim Conservator for the Jefferson Davis County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

21. Discussion to contract with James Reeves to serve as Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

22. Discussion to contract with Robert Strebeck to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

23. Discussion to modify the term of the contract and the method of award for James Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

24. Discussion of appointment of an Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

25. Discussion to contract with Dr. George Gilreath to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

26. Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of three attorneys and the half-time equivalent of one attorney to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2010 (subject to the Attorney General’s approval) (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

27. Discussion of appointment of Interim for the Mississippi School of the Arts/Executive Session (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

28. Discussion of appointment of Director of the Office of Educational Accountability/Executive Session (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

29. Discussion of the search process for the State Superintendent/Executive Session (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building, beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

B. Contract with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., for the provision of security services for the Mississippi Department of Education, Greymont Building, beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Award competitive contracts to bread vendors for product distribution to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all 7 regions in the State) (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

D. Award competitive contract to manufacturer to provide distribution of non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (all 7 regions in the State) (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

E. Award competitive contracts to produce vendors for product distribution to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

F. Renew contract with MEA Drug Testing Consortium to coordinate and administer the Mississippi Department of Education drug and alcohol testing program in accordance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (Martez Hill) Backup Material

G. Request of the Columbus Municipal School District to contract for pupil transportation services (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

H. Contract with Angel McMurtry to serve as a coordinator for Reading Academies and maintain the warehouse (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

I. Contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to the Educable Child Program process (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

J. Contract with Betty Wimberley to review and validate compliance standards cited for Special Education on site monitoring visits (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

K. Contract with Deborah Pierce to provide consultative services relative to data analysis for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) as required by IDEA (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

L. Contract with Linda Greaux to provide technical assistance to MDE and selected LEA’s with the development and implementation of interventions; provide technical assistance to LEA’s with achieving compliance with Mattie T. and IDEA goals (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

M. Award contracts to full-time online teachers to provide excellent learning and growth opportunities whereby all students will have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

N. Contract with Carley Platt to provide support for online instructors in pedagogy that is unique to online best practices, extended guidance to online students through online instructional methodology, and to measure online instructor growth and practice (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

O. Enter into an Agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership for the 2009-2010 School Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

P. Mississippi School of the Arts 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

Q. Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

R. Revision of the Mississippi School of the Arts Admission Criteria (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

S. To modify term of contract and funding source with Rivers Educational Services to review applications for the disbursement of funds under the FY10 Consolidated Federal Programs Application (CFPA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Application for Title I, Part A (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

T. Contract with TempStaff to provide agency Document Imaging support services (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

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

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