Mississippi Board of Education
March 26, 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 February 18-19, 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, March 25, 2010.)

04. Approval to modify 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
(Office of State Superintendent)

05. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract for appointed Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval of reassignment of Financial Advisor for the Water Valley School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

08. Approval of corrective action plans for Cleveland School District assigned an accreditation status of ADVISED
(Office of Educational Accountability)

09. Approval of corrective action plan for Tunica School District assigned an accreditation status of PROBATION
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval of corrective action plan for Holmes County School District assigned an accreditation status of PROBATION
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval to remove 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”
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to modify 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

17. Approval to contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to perform Health Inspections of selected Summer Food Service Program Sites for Program Year 2010
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to contract with the 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

20. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revisethe Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

21. Approval to issue a Request for Proposals for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. Approval to award 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

24. Approval of Reorganization/Restructuring Plan
(Office of State Superintendent)

25. Approval to grant the State Superintendent contractual authority up to $50,000.00 for an external review of departmental ITS functions
(Office of State Superintendent)

26. Consent Items

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

VII. Recognition Ceremony

JROTC Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Achievement Award
Cadet Ashley Hoffer
Cadet Justin Pelot
Cadet Sierra Williams

Mississippi 2009-2010 Star Districts
Booneville School District
Ricky Neaves, Superintendent

Pass Christian Public School District
Dr. Sue Matheson, Superintendent

March 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
William “Bill” Montgomery, Branch Director II
Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development

 VIII.     State Board of Education

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

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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