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Mississippi Board of Education
May 14, 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 to amend the Mississippi Department of Education Policies and Procedures Manual (Martez Hill) Backup Material

03. Discussion of revision of the U.S. History Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

04. Discussion to renew contract with Evergreen Educational Consulting L.L.C. as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) also known as REACH-MS, as required by the U. S. Department of Education (USDOE) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract renewal with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to continue to provide technical services and products for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

06. Discussion to contract with The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) to provide technical assistance to CTE (Career Technical Education) teachers to enhance mathematics within the vocational curricula (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

07. Discussion to award competitive grants to pilot sites in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

08. Discussion to renew contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

09. Discussion to modify a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

10. Discussion to increase the standards (cut scores) on the Mississippi Personnel Appraisal Instrument for Teachers, Assistant Principals, and Central Office Administrators as a part of the evaluation process for a school considered a School-At–Risk under Mississippi Code §37-18-1 and 3 and Mississippi Public School Account ability Standards, 2008, Section 3.4.5 as recommended by the Standard Setting Panel (Pallascene Cole) Backup Material

11. Discussion of Licensure Requirements for the Six New 2009 Vocational Redesign Career Pathways 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

12. Discussion of the revision to the Licensure Guidelines to remove the Class AA Master's Equivalency Clause from a standard 5-year Vocational License 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

13. Discussion of the revision to the Licensure Guidelines to remove Technology Education as an approved subject for Alternate Route Certification 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 school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

Consent Items

A. Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statement and Fiscal Year 2010 Fee Structure (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

B. Contract with Murle Kitchen to assist staff of the Statewide Purchasing Program in monitoring current food distributors and identifying and evaluating potential food distributors (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

C. Contract with Wanda Shivers to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

D. Contract with SERVE, Inc., to provide assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education in support of the 2009 E2T2 Summer Institute as regulated by Title II, Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Derrick Lindsay) Backup Material

E. Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2009 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

F. Modify contract with Dr. Jennifer Griffin to train principals on the Redesigning Your School for Response to Intervention (RtI) Principal Institute (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

G. Modify contract with Dr. Kristin Johnson-Gros to train principals on the Redesigning Your School for Response to Intervention (RtI) Principal Institute (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

H. Modify contract with Angel McMurtry to serve as the coordinator for the Reading Academies for the Office of Reading, Early Childhood and Language Arts (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

I. Contract with META Associates to conduct retrospective re-interviewing for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) as regulated by Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

J. Contract 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

K. Contract with Communication Arts to develop resources for the Office of Healthy Schools (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

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

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