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Mississippi Board of Education
August 20, 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 July 15-16, 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, August 19, 2010.)

04. Approval to revise State Board Policy 902 – GED Option Guidelines (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval to establish State Board Policy 3106 – Educational Provisions for Students in Detention Centers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval to award additional grant dollars for the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2500 – Contracts
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 3900 – Grants/Subgrants
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2001 – Administrators
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2003 – Family Day Care
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2004 – Day Care Management Plans
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 2006 – Eligibility, Management, and Monitoring (Child Care Programs)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 4011 – Nutrition Regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to begin the Administrataive Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 4012 - Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to award competitive grants for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to contract with Murle Kitchen to assist with management of the Statewide Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17. Approval of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Social Studies Framework
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

20. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the
Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

21. Approval to modify contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

22. Approval to remove Amanda Elzy High School from the list of awardees and add 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

23. Approval 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

24. Approval to modify contract with Children’s Progress to reduce the cost and scope of services as a result of a decrease in state funding
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

25. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2009
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval to modify contract with Ciber, Inc. for nine (9) additional months, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

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

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

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

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

32. Approval of request by Belhaven University to modify the Elementary Education program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

34. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To Approve a New Five-Year Renewable License and Endorsement Code 216 for Speech/Language Teacher
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

35. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Five New Praxis Tests and Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

36. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve New Praxis Test for Braille Competency and Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

37. Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

38. Approval to process payment to the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for deposit into the State Student Financial Aid Fund.
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

39. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of School Recovery
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)


40. Approval of the Establishment of State Board Policy 403-Grading
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

42. Approval of appointment of hearing officer to hear appeals from school districts under conservatorship
(Office of the State Superintendent)

43. Approval of Consent Items

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

VII. Recognition Ceremony

The winning teams in the first annual Mississippi ProStart Invitational

First Place Culinary Team
Biloxi High School

First Place Management Team
Carl Keen Vocational Center
Clarksdale School District

August 2010 MDE Employee of the Month

Tina Sellers
Project Officer IV
Office of Student Assessment

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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