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Mississippi Board of Education
October 23, 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 September 10-11, 2009, Special Called Meeting of September 16, 2009, and Special Called Meeting of September 23, 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, October 22, 2009.)

05. Approval 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

07. Approval of the growth component of the new State Accountability Model
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Student Performance)

08. Approval to revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2009
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/without public comment)
(Office of Student Performance)

09. [PULLED]

10. Approval 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

11. Approval 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)
(Office of Legislative Support)

12. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of a three-year Interagency Agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to provide a school program for children with autism
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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

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

17. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval to award grants for the FY2010 Robotics/Engineering program initiative
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

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

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

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

22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: 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
(Office of Policy and Operations)

23. Approval of appointment of Principal of the Mississippi School for the Deaf
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VII. Consent Items

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

B. Approval of School Attendance Annual Performance Report
(Office of Student Performance)

C. Approval to award Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Student Performance)

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

E. Approval to renew contract with First Intermed Corporation dba MEA Cares to provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
(Office of Policy and Operations)

F. Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 Contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Policy and Operations)

G. Approval to modify grant awards for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations for the non-public schools
(Office of Policy and Operations)

H. Approval of report of FY 2010 contracts executed in September 2009
(Office of Policy and Operations)

I. Approval to remove the financial advisor from the Greenville School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

J. Approval to remove the financial advisor from the Shaw School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

K. Approval of a new school site for the East Jasper School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

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

M. Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

O. Approval of Education Commission of the States (ECS) dues $67,700
(Office of the State Superintendent)

P. Approval to modify term and scope of contract with Rivers Educational Services
(Office of Student Performance)

Q. Approval to renew contract with Blackboard, Incorporated to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for Vocational Education and Workforce Development
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi Exemplary Teacher
Dr. Judy Dalgo

National Bridge Builders Contest
First Place Teams

Serena Kiantiani
Carleigh Ballard
Mikhail Garlean

October 2009 MDE Employee of the Month
Terissa Williams

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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