Mississippi Board of Education
March 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 February 19-20, 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, March 19, 2009.)

03. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

04. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Indianola School District
(Office of Student Performance)

05. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

06. Approval of a contract with John Garner to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School Districts
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval of $1.8 million loan from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Indianola School District
(Office of State Superintendent)

08. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

09. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Tate County School District
(Office of Student Performance)

10. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

11. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

12. Approval of appointment for a Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Student Performance)

13. Approval of a contract with James Reeves to serve as Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of Student Performance)

14. Approval to revise the State Accountability Rating System
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of State Superintendent)

17. Approval of methodology to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Student Performance)

18. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

19. Approval of methodology for awarding Reading First Grant awards to support districts' implementation of Reading First programs and practices
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval to distribute Reading First Grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval to distribute Reading First Grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval to revise The Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks for Vocational-Technical Programs (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval to contract for technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (MSATP2)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedure Act process: To Revise State Board Policy 9205 Local Reimbursable Expense Items - Salaries
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval to modify current methodology for awarding competitive grants to eligible local school districts for the United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval to contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2009
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2009-2010 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval of modification of contract with Jamie McKlemurry to provide assistance with the Educable Child Program, training and technical assistance to districts in need of improvement
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

G. Approval to award contract to 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. State Board of Education

       01. Report on meetings attended
       02. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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