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Mississippi Board of Education
March 19, 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. Report from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that extreme emergency situations exist in the Indianola School District and the Tate County School District which jeopardize the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in these Districts and that these emergency situations are related to serious concerns regarding financial resources in these Districts (Jean Massey) Backup Material

03. Discussion of determination by the Board that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Indianola School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious concerns regarding financial resources in this District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Jean Massey) Backup Material

06. Discussion of a contract with John Garner to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

07. Discussion of $1.8 million loan from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Indianola School District (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

08. Discussion of determination by the Board that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Tate County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious concerns regarding financial resources in this District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

09. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

10. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Jean Massey) Backup Material

11. Discussion to modify contract with Robert Strebeck, Conservator of the North Panola School District to include duties as an Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

12. Discussion of appointment of a Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

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

14. Discussion to revise the State Accountability Rating System
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Hank Bounds) Backup Material

15. Discussion of proposed revisions to State Board Policy 7219 and State Policies Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 (IDEA 2004) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Presentation on the Mississippi Redesign Comprehensive Model (Mike Mulvihill) Backup Material

17. Discussion of methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

18. Discussion to contract with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to coordinate and conduct train-the-trainer sessions on ten training modules for the entry/career level administrators (Paula Means) Backup Material

19. Discussion of methodology for awarding Reading First Grant awards to support districts' implementation of Reading First programs and practices (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

20. Discussion to distribute Reading First Grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts' implementation of Reading First programs and practices (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

21. Discussion to distribute Reading First Grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts' implementation of Reading First programs and practices (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

22. Discussion to revise The Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks for Vocational-Technical Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

23. Discussion to contract for technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (MSATP2) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

24. Discussion of State Board Policy 9205 Local Reimbursable Expense Items - Salaries (Mike Mulvihill) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Modify current methodology for awarding competitive grants to eligible local school districts for the United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

B. Contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2009 (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

C. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Mississippi School of the Arts Child Nutrition Procurement Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Child Nutrition Procurement Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Modify contract with Jamie McKlemurry to provide assistance with the Educable Child Program, training and technical assistance to districts in need of improvement (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

G. Contract with Bahwan Cybertek, to provide services to integrate MVPS SIS registration system with multiple learning platforms and to write other programs to allow integration with other learning management systems, and to provide consulting services and additional programming services as needed (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

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

Executive Session

A. Discussion of position of Director, Office of Educational Accountability (Hank Bounds)

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