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Mississippi Board of Education
May 15, 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 April 16-17, 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, May 14, 2009.)

03. Approval of revision of the U.S. History Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

04. Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

05. Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

06. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

07. Approval to award competitive grants to pilot sites in support of Redesigning Education for the 21st Century Workforce in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

08. Approval to renew contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide professional services to facilitate the delivery of selected trainings for administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

09. Approval to modify a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Student Performance)

10. Approval 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 Accountability Standards, 2008, Section 3.4.5 as recommended by the Standard Setting Panel
(Office of Student Performance)

11. Approval of the 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

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

14. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

VII. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statement and Fiscal Year 2010 Fee Structure
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval of contract with Murle Kitchen to assist staff of the Statewide Purchasing Program in monitoring current food distributors and identifying and evaluating potential food distributors
(Office of Policy and Operations)

C. Approval of contract with Wanda Shivers to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Policy and Operations)

D. Approval of 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY2009 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation
(Office of Policy and Operations)

F. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Jennifer Griffin to train principals on the redesigning Your School for Response to Intervention (RtI) Principal Institute
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

G. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Kristin Johnson-Gros to train principals on the Redesigning Your School for Response to Intervention (RtI) Principal Institute
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

H. Approval to modify contract with Angel McMurtry to serve as the coordinator for the Reading Academies for the Office of Reading, Early Childhood and Language Arts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

I. Approval to 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
(Office of Student Performance)

J. Approval to 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
(Office of Student Performance)

K Approval to contract with Communication Arts to develop resources for the Office of Healthy Schools
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

2009 National High School Spirit of Sport Award
Lonny Schraeder
Oak Grove High School

2009 Title I Distinguished Schools
Clausell Elementary
Inverness Elementary

2009 Exemplary Inclusion Program Recipients
New Albany Elementary School
Quitman Junior High

IX. State Board of Education

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

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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