Mississippi Board of Education
June 25, 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 May 20-21, 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, June 24, 2010.)

05. Approval to modify contract with American Council on Education, General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service for the GED Option Program
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 902 – GED Option Guidelines
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval to pilot the Alternative Education Guidebook for one year statewide
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval to pilot the revised Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum for one year statewide
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval for a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10. Approval for a temporary rule and to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To adopt the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11. Approval to modify contract with Business Computers of Memphis for system support
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

12. Approval to contract with the American Lung Association for specialized training
 (Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

15. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

16. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

17. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

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19. Approval to contract with Barbara Kastner to provide consultative services relative to serving as a screening team member for the Educable Child Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

20. Approval of Fiscal Year 2011 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

21. Approval to award 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 and Internal Operations)

22. Approval of an Accredited Status for Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval of Transportation Density Rate Table to be used in the calculation of the FY 2010 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Allocation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval of $550,000 loan from the School District Emergency Assistance Fund to the Okolona Municipal Separate School Distric
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval to contract with Dr. Stephen Walter Hebbler to assist with the Annual Yearly Progress calculations and Accountability Reporting
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval to award contract for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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

29. Approval to award continuation grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

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

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

32. Approval to contract with K & I Services to perform housekeeping duties on the campus of Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

33. Approval of Consent Items

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

B. Approval of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Statement and Fiscal Year 2011 Fee Structure
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

C. Approval of contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Communications and Legislative Services)



D. Approval of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bills 1059 and 1622 (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Communications and Legislative Services)

E. Approval of new school site for the Clinton Public School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

F. Approval of modification of the 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to extend the deadline for issuance of the QSCB
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2010 Administrator of the Year
Billy Ray Jones Jr.
Principal, Wayne County High School
Wayne County School District

Congressional District Finalists
Mitchell Shears (Alternate Administrator of the Year)
Principal, Clausell Elementary School, Jackson, MS
Jackson Public School District

Christy Carroll
Principal, Lawhon Elementary School, Tupelo, MS
Tupelo Public School District

Norman Session
Principal, Pisgah High School, Sandhill, MS
Rankin County School District

June 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
Patricia Dalton
Information Technology Planner
Office of Management Information Systems

 VIII.     State Board of Education

         01. Report on meetings attended
         02. Approval of attendance at meetings
         03. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2011

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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