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Mississippi Board of Education
April 15, 2010
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 (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

02. Report on Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

03. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract with SERVE, Inc., to provide assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education in support of the 2010 E2T2 Summer Institute as regulated by Title II, Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

08. Discussion of modifying contract with MGT of America to reduce the cost and scope of services as a result of a decrease in federal funding and to extend the contract end date to allow time for the final evaluation report to be issued (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Even Start Family Literacy Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of distributing Reading First grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of methodology to award a grant to North Mississippi Regional Education Consortium to provide intense professional development institutes for literacy teams and technical assistance for Reading First schools (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of awarding grant to North Mississippi Regional Education Consortium to provide intense professional development institutes for literacy teams and technical assistance for Reading First Schools (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of modifying contract with Riverside Publishing to provide technical services and products for the Elementary (Grade 5) and Middle (Grade 8) Grades Science Assessment Program for 2010-2011 as outlined in the Mississippi Science Tests Statement of Work (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., (Pearson) to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) as outlined in the MCT2 Program 2010-2011 Budget Summary (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., (Pearson) to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) as outlined in the MWAP 2010-2011 Budget Narrative (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., (Pearson), to modify the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) as outlined in the SATP2 2010-2011 Cost Narrative (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of modifying contract with Children’s Progress to reduce the FY10 costs as a result of state budget cuts for the K-3 Assessment Program as outlined in the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment Proposal dated March 25, 2010 (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Discussion of award years three through five of a grant to the Mississippi State Department of Health to fulfill the requirements of a five-year cooperative agreement between the Mississippi Department of Education and the United States Department of Health and Human Services-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Lynn House) Backup Material

19. 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) (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Discussion of amending the Licensure Guidelines for Child Development PreK-K 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 of approving Licensure Requirements and Endorsement Codes for the four new 2010 Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of modifying the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc.to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of modification of the 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to extend the deadline for issuance of the QSCB (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

24. Discussion of amending State Board Policy No. 2601 (Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Licensed Employee) and State Board Policy No. 2602 (Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts) as a result of HB 117 (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

25. Discussion of Consent Items

A. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Lynn House) Backup Material

B. Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf 2010-2011 School Occupational Safety and Crisis Response Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

C. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2010-2011 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2010-2011 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

E. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2010-2011 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Mississippi School for the Blind 2010-2011 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Mississippi School for the Blind 2010-2011 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

K. Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Staff  Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

L. Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

M. Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Crisis Management Plan (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

N. Report of Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore)

26. Consideration of Executive Sesson

27. Report from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Sunflower County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, state law and federal law (John Gilbert) Backup Material

28. Discussion of determination by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Sunflower County School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, state law and federal law (John Gilbert) Backup Material

29. Discussion of determination by the State Board of Education to officially abolish the Sunflower County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (John Gilbert) Backup Material

30. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Sunflower County School District (John Gilbert) Backup Material

31. Discussion of appointment of Conservator for the Sunflower County School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

32. Discussion of contract for appointed Conservator for the Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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