Mississippi Board of Education
February 19, 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 January 20, 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, February 18, 2010.)

06 Approval of an initial Accredited status for Mill creek of Ripley School
(Office of Student Performance)

07. Approval of an initial Accredited status for CARES School-Hattiesburg
(Office of Student Performance)

08. Approval to modify contract with Sara Maghan to perform duties related to the 2009-2010 Mississippi Coaches Academy
(Office of Student Performance)

09. Approval to modify contract with Peggy Williams to perform duties related to the 2009-2010 Mississippi Coaches Academy
(Office of Student Performance)

10. 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 Policy and Operations)

11. Approval to modify contract with Ciber, Inc., for four (4) additional months, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts
(Office of Policy and Operations)

12. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Kristin Johnson-Gros to develop additional materials for the Response to Intervention (RtI) training and conduct RtI trainings
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. Approval of textbook ratings, as recommended by the 2009 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

14. Approval to contract with textbook vendors recommended by the 2009 State Rating Textbook Adoption Committee contingent upon the execution of a textbook bond
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to modify contract 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
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

17. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To amend the Licensure Guideline for Child Development PreK-K as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools )

19. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

20. Approval of determination by the Board to officially abolish the Okolona Municipal Separate School District
(Office of Student Performance)

21. Approval of request to the Governor that a state of emergency be declared in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District
(Office of Student Performance)

22. Approval 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
(Office of Student Performance)

23. Approval of contract for appointed Conservator for the Okolona Municipal Separate School District
(Office of Student Performance)

24. Approval of the reorganization/restructuring plan
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VII. Consent Items

A. Approval of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts with the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) retirees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Policy and Operations)

B. Approval of new school site for Madison County School District
(Office of Policy and Operations)

E. Approval of Resolution for the 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act
(Office of Policy and Operations)

VIII. Recognition Ceremony

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Marsha Hobbs , Mississippi Science PAEMST Finalist
Linda Parrott , Mississippi Science PAEMST Finalist
Laura Zarandona , Mississippi Mathematics PAEMST Finalist
Jennifer Wilson , Mississippi Mathematics PAEMST Finalist
Suzie Welch, Mississippi Mathematics PAEMST Finalist
Jeanette Simmons, National Science PAEMST Awardee
Amy Ellis, National Mathematics PAEMST Awardee

MDE Employee of the Month January 2010

MDE Employee of the Month February 2010

 IX.     State Board of Education

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

 X.       Other Business

 XI.        Adjournment

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