Mississippi Board of Education
October 22, 2009
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report from the State Superintendent (John Jordan) Backup Material

02. Report on the development of the Mississippi Recovery School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

03. Report on Jefferson Davis County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Report on North Panola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Discussion of modification of the 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to Extend the Deadline for Issuance of the QSCB and Approval of QSCB Approval Process for Calendar Year 2010 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

06. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 902-GED Option Guidelines (Toni Kersh) Backup Material

07. Discussion of the growth component of the new State Accountability Models
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Jean Massey) Backup Material

08. Discussion to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2009
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/without public comments) (Jean Massey) Backup Material

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10. Discussion of an Interagency Agreement with Mississippi State University, Stennis Institute of Government, to assist the Mississippi Department of Education in the research and development of a “Race to the Top” grant application and continued assistance through the implementation of the grant (Martez Hill) Backup Material

11. Discussion of a policy to prescribe the information and format required to be included in the development and publication of an annual report as required by Senate Bill 2628, the Children First Act of 2009
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

12. Discussion to award a discretionary grant to the University of Mississippi, Institute for Education and Workforce Development for the purpose of providing training to administrators utilizing the National Institute for School Leadership, Inc. (NISL) training model entitled Leadership for Students with Disabilities Institute (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of a three-year Interagency Agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to provide a school program for children with autism (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of the revised Student Performance Level Descriptors for the Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks and the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of State Board Policy 7610 “Subject Area Testing Appeals Process” regarding Section II: Appeal for a Substitute Evaluation process and to change the name to Section II to Appeal for an Alternative Assessment as a Substitute Evaluation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of Carnegie unit credit for Allied Health I/Health Science I to meet the Health requirement for high school graduation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

17. Discussion of Carnegie unit credit for Management, Year 1 (Vocational) and Marketing & Economics, Year 1 (Vocational) to meet the Economics (Academic) and Personal Finance (Academic) requirements for high school graduation (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

18. Discussion to award grants for the FY2010 Robotics/Engineering program initiative (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

19. Discussion of Endorsement Code 209 for Early Oral Intervention License for Birth-Kindergarten Hearing Impaired Children as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of the New School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Examination 1011 and Proposed Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion to modify contract with Mann and Associates to develop and implement a national teacher recruitment media and public relations campaign for the Mississippi Teacher Center (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion to adopt a State Board Policy defining "inordinately large" as that term is used in Section 37-151-103(3) to determine average daily attendance as a result of epidemic, natural disaster, or any concerted activity discouraging school attendance under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

23. Executive Session Backup Material
  • Personnel Issue
Consent Items

A. Memorandum of Agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges necessary to operate Post-Secondary Vocational and Technical Education programs for the State of Mississippi (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

B. School Attendance Annual Performance Report (Toni Kersh) Backup Material

C. Award Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG) (Sheril Smith) Backup Material

D. Award a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

E. Renew contract with First Intermed Corporation dba MEA Cares to provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (Martez Hill) Backup Material

F. Fiscal Year 2010 Contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits (Martez Hill) Backup Material

G. Modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public schools (James Hart) Backup Material

H. Report of FY 2010 contracts executed in September 2009 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

I. Remove the financial advisor from the Greenville School District (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

J. Remove the financial advisor from the Shaw School District (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

K. New school site for the East Jasper School District (Shane McNeill) Backup Material

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

M. Modify the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. to provide food services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

O. Education Commission of the States (ECS) dues $67,700 (John Jordan) Backup Material

P. Modify term and scope of contract with Rivers Educational Services (Quentin Ransburg) Backup Material

Q. Renew contract with Blackboard, Incorporated to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for Vocational Education and Workforce Development (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

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

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