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Mississippi Board of Education
August 19, 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 North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

03. Report on Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 902 – GED Option Guidelines
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Discussion of establishing State Board Policy 3106 – Educational Provisions for Students in Detention Centers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of awarding additional grant dollars for the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2500 – Contracts (Lynn House) Backup Material

08. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3900 – Grants/Subgrants (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2001 – Administrators (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2003 – Family Day Care (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2004 – Day Care Management Plans (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 2006 – Eligibility, Management, and Monitoring (Child Care Programs) (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 4011 – Nutrition Regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 4012 – Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Discussion of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

19. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Social Studies Framework (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the
Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks (Lynn House) Backup Material

21. Discussion of modifying contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

22. Discussion of removing Amanda Elzy High School from the list of awardees and adding Port Gibson High School to the list of awardees for grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Lynn House) Backup Material

23. Discussion of the Performance Level Descriptors for the 2010 Mississippi Science Curriculum Framework for statewide assessments in grade 5, grade 8, and Biology I
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

24. Discussion of modifying contract with Children’s Progress to reduce the cost and scope of services as a result of a decrease in state funding (Lynn House) Backup Material

25. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2009 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26. Discussion of modifying contract with Ciber, Inc. for nine (9) additional months, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts (John Gilbert) Backup Material

27. Discussion of request by Mississippi State University to modify the Agricultural Information Science Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of request by Mississippi State University to modify the Elementary Education Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion of request by William Carey University to offer Bachelor and Master Level Technical and Occupational Education Programs as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of request by Mississippi College to modify the Education Specialist Degree Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

31. Discussion of request by Mississippi College to modify the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program to include a Concentration in Curriculum & Instruction as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

32. Discussion of request by Belhaven University to modify the Elementary Education program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

33. Discussion of request by Jackson State University to reinstate Secondary Teacher Education programs in Physics & Physical Science as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

34. Discussion of Administrative Procedures Act Process: To Approve a New Five-Year Renewable License and Endorsement Code 216 for Speech/Language Teacher (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

35. Discussion of Five New Praxis Tests and Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

36. Discussion of New Praxis Test for Braille Competency and Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

37. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

38. Discussion of processing payment to the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for deposit into the State Student Financial Aid Fund (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

39. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of School Recovery (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

40. Discussion of the establishment of State Board Policy 403-Grading
Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

41. Approval to invalidate MAAECF (alternate assessment) scores based on questionable validity of results, while holding harmless those schools/districts negatively impacted (Larry Drowdy)

42. Discussion of appointment of hearing officer to hear appeals from school districts under conservatorship (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

43. Discussion of the following Consent Items:

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

B. Report of Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup Material

44. Consideration of Executive Session

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