Mississippi Board of Education
March 25, 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 Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

04. Discussion of modifying contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to perform the administrative duties for the position of Deputy Superintendent in the Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

05. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract for appointed Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of reassignment of Financial Advisor for Water Valley School District (John Gilbert) Backup Material

08. Discussion of corrective action plans for Cleveland School District assigned an accreditation status of ADVISED (John Gilbert) Backup Material

09. Discussion of corrective action plan for Tunica School District assigned an accreditation status of PROBATION (John Gilbert) Backup Material Backup Material Backup Material Backup Material Backup Material

10. Discussion of corrective action plan for Holmes County School District assigned an accreditation status of PROBATION (John Gilbert) Backup Material

11. Discussion of removing State Board Policies 6501 “Remediation for Students who Fail the Functional Literacy Exam (FLE)”; 7602 “Retaking the FLE”; 7603 “FLE Test Disclosure”; 7609 “Qualifying Score on FLE”; and 7606 “Norm-Referenced Testing” (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) as outlined in the MCT2 Program 2009-2010 Scope Modification (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) as outlined in the MWAP 2009-2010 Scope Reduction (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to reduce the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) as outlined in the SATP2 2009-2010 Scope Reduction (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of modifying contract with Billy Ray Spiers, Consultant, to provide additional services to facilitate planning and implementation of activities, including development of products for the Office of Student Assessment (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 4011 – Nutrition regulations for the Child Nutrition School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of contract with Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2010 (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (Lynn House) Backup Material

19. Discussion of contract with Research Foundation of State University of New York - ESCORT to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program as regulated by Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Discussion of revision of Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks (Lynn House) Backup Material

21. Discussion of issuing a Request for Proposals for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

22. Discussion of approving a change to the Licensure Guidelines for the Three -Year Interim Certificate to extend the license for Speech/Language Clinicians (215 license) and Emotional Disability (206) for one additional year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of awarding a grant to the University of Mississippi for the purpose of the Mississippi Teacher Corps to recruit, train, and support recent college graduates who commit to teach in hard to staff schools (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion of Consent Items

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

B. Report of Fiscal Year 2010 contracts approved in February 2010 (Lynn House) Backup Material

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

25. Consideration of Executive Session

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