Mississippi Board of Education
June 24, 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)

02. Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

03. Report on Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Report on Okolona Municipal Separate School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Discussion of contract modification with American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 902 – GED Option Guidelines (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of piloting the Alternative Education Guidebook for one year statewide (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Discussion of piloting the revised Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum for one year statewide (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion of a temporary and proposed rule to adopt the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of a temporary and proposed rule to adopt the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract modification with Business Computers of Memphis for system support (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract with the American Lung Association for specialized training (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of awarding contracts for Team Members for the Continuous Program Improvement Monitoring Process and technical assistance to selected districts with Mattie T. deficiency in the areas of SLD, EmD and EMR (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of awarding contracts for Team Leaders for the Continuous Program Improvement Monitoring Process and technical assistance to selected districts with Mattie T. deficiency in the areas of SLD, EmD and EMR (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of awarding grants to three service providers to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Implementation Plan (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with Deborah Pierce to provide consultative services relative to data analysis for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract with Danita Munday to provide consultative services relative to the development of EmD and Eligibility training modules based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Lynn House) Backup Material

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19. Discussion of contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Discussion of Fiscal Year 2011 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services (Lynn House) Backup Material

21. Discussion of awarding 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

22. Discussion of an Accredited Status for Dynamic Dyslexia Design; the 3-D School (John Gilbert) Backup Material

23. Discussion of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY 2010 Mississippi Adequate Educatio Program Allocation (John Gilbert) Backup Material

24. Discussion of $550,000 loan from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Okolona Municipal Separate School District (John Gilbert) Backup Material

25. Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2010-2011 School Year (SBP - 4904) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26. Discussion of contract with Dr. Stephen Walter Hebbler to assist with the Annual Yearly Progress calculations and Accountability Reporting (John Gilbert) Backup Material

27. Discussion of awarding contract for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system (John Gilbert) Backup Material

28. Discussion of contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. to provide food service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion of awarding continuation grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to availability of funds) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions for the following programs: Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

31. Discussion of Educator Preparation Program Accreditation for the Institutions that met the 2009 Process and Performance Standards as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Licensure and Certification and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

32. Discussion of contract with K & I Services to perform housekeeping duties on the campus of Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

33. Discussion of the following Consent Items:

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

B. Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Statement and Fiscal Year 2011 Fee Structure (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. Contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Paul Sumrall)

D. Grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bills 1622 and 1059 (subject to the availability of funds) (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

E. New school site for the Clinton Public School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

F. Modification of the 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to extend the deadline for issuance of the QSCB (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

G. Report of Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore)

34. Consideration of Executive Session

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