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Mississippi Board of Education
February 18, 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 the Plans of the Mississippi Recovery School District Legislation (Dr. Dick Boyd) Backup Material

03. Report on North Panola School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

04. Report on Tate County School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

05. Report on the Evaluation of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act (Martez Hill) Backup Material

06. Discussion of an initial Accredited status for Millcreek of Ripley School (Jean Massey) Backup Material

07. Discussion of an initial Accredited status for CARES School-Hattiesburg (Jean Massey) Backup Material

08. Discussion of contract modification with Sara Maghan to perform duties related to the 2009-2010 Mississippi Coaches Academy (Paula Vanderford) Backup Material

09. Discussion of contract modification with Peggy Williams to perform duties related to the 2009-2010 Mississippi Coaches Academy (Paula Vanderford) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 4011 – Nutrition regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs (Martez Hill) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract modification with Ciber, Inc., for four (4) additional months, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts (Martez Hill) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract modification with Dr. Kristin Johnson-Gros to develop additional materials for the Response to Intervention (RtI) training and conduct RtI trainings (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

13. Discussion of textbook ratings, as recommended by the 2009 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2009 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of a textbook bond (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

15. Discussion of contract modification with The Riverside Publishing Company, to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Elementary (Grade 5) and Middle (Grade 8) Grades Science Assessment Program as outlined in the Mississippi Science Tests – Scope Reduction (Kris Kaase) Backup Material

16. Discussion of modifying language in the methodology for awarding grants to Mississippi colleges, universities, and educational consortiums to support activities that recruit, retain, and enhance Mississippi educators to allow the awarding of grants on a discretionary basis (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

17. Discussion of amending the Licensure Guideline for Child Development PreK-K as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

18. Report from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Okolona Municipal Separate 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 concerns regarding financial resources, serious violations of accreditation standards and a continued pattern of poor student performance (Jean Massey) Backup Material

19. Discussion of determination by the Board that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the District and that this emergency situation is related to serious concerns regarding financial resources, serious violations of accreditation standards and a continued pattern of poor student performance (Jean Massey) Backup Material

20. Discussion of determination by the Board to officially abolish the Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

21. Discussion of request to the Governor that a state of emergency be declared in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

22. Discussion of appointment of Conservator for the Okolona Municipal Separate School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Jean Massey) Backup Material

23. Discussion of contract for appointed Conservator for the Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Jean Massey) Backup Material

24. Executive Session

Consent Items

A. Fiscal Year 2010 contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits (Martez Hill) Backup Material

B. New school site for Madison County School District (Martez Hill) Backup Material

C. Report of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts approved in January 2010 (Martez Hill) Backup Material

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

E. Resolution for the 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act (Martez Hill) Backup Material

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