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Mississippi Board of Education
April 16, 2010
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 March 25-26, 2010

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, April 15, 2010.)

03. Approval of contract for Conservator for Okolona Municipal Separate School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

04. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Tate County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval to 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

09. Approval to award competitive grants for the Even Start Family Literacy Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10. Approval to distribute Reading First grant awards to Mississippi Reading First schools in support of districts’ implementation of Reading First programs and practices
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

12. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

16. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

17. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

18. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

19. 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 Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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

21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval to modifiy the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc.to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. Approval of modification of the 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to extend the deadline for issuance of the QSCB
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

24. Approval 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 1170
(Office of State Superintendent)

25. Approval of Consent Items

A. Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

B. Approval of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf 2010-2011 School Occupational Safety and Crisis Response Plan.
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2010-2011 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

D. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2010-2011 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2010-2011 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2010-2011 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2010-2011 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

M. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2010-2011 Crisis Management Plan
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Sunflower County School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval 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
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

32. Approval of contract for appointed Conservator for the Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

33. Approval of the appointment of an Education Bureau Manager in the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of State Superintendent)

34. Approval of the appointment of an Education Bureau Director II in the Office of Educational Accountability
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2009-2010 ATEF SCHOOLS

Leake County Career & Technical Center
Glenda Holleyman, Director
Timmy Fanguy, Instructor

Leland Vocational-Technical Center
Deloris Wilson, Director
Jarvis Jernigan, Instructor
James Sample, Instructor

McKellar Technical Center
Cathy Kemp, Director
Mike McCullough, Instructor
Randall Andrews, Instructor

Tippah Career & Technology Center

Lane Bell, Director
Steve McKee, Instructor

Wayne County Vocational Complex
Bobby Jones, Director
Lamon Brashier, Instructor
Matt Trisler, Instructor

April 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
Dannie White, Special Education Program Coordinator
Office of Special Education

 VIII.     State Board of Education

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

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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