Mississippi Board of Education
May 21, 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 April 15-16, 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, May 20, 2010.)

04. Approval of contract for Conservator for Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval of appointment of Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract modification for appointed Conservator to be reassigned to Hazlehurst City School District from North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

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

09. Approval of modifying contract with the Regional Educational Service Agencies to facilitate Response to Intervention Tier 2 Training
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

10. Approval of methodology to award grant funds in support of local improvement efforts authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

11. Approval to contract with Rivers Educational Services to assist in the development of a cohesive and strategic plan that will increase productivity and efficiency in Federal Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

13. Approval to contract with Brenda J. Hankins/Applied Training to develop the Recertification Course for School Food Service Administrators and Program Managers
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

14. Approval to contract with Tann, Brown And Russ Co., PLLC to calculate Fiscal Years 2012, 2013, and 2014 Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) preliminary and revised estimated Base Student Cost and the preliminary and revised total cost estimate
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15. Approval of recommendations of the Commission on School Accreditation that Quality of Distribution Index (QDI) cut scores and growth model constants and coefficients applied to 2009-2010 performance standards remain the same as the 2008-2009 cut scores
(Office of Educational Accountability)

16. Approval to award contract in support of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17. Approval to award grants in support of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18. Approval to award grants in support of Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19. Approval to modify contract with CIBER for three (3) additional months, to provide technical support and training for Mississippi public school districts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20. Approval to change 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
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21. Approval of the Licensure Requirements and Endorsement Codes for the four new 2010 Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. Approval to award a grant with Teach For America/MS Delta (TFA) to recruit, train, and support recent college graduates who commit to teach in hard to staff schools for two years
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

24. Approval to contract with BFI Waste Services, LLC d/b/a Allied Waste Services of Jackson #823 to provide waste disposal services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

25. Action on appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the April 1, 2010, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

26. Approval to 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)

27. 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 to renew competitive contracts with various distributors for distribution of bread and produce products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

C. Approval to renew competitive contracts to various distributors for distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

D. Approval to contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

E. Approval to contract with Dorothy McClendon to provide part-time instructional services in Science to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

F. Approval to contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval to contract with Jennifer A. Jackson to provide services as the Coordinator of School Advancement at the Mississippi School of the Arts.
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval to contract with Employers Drug Program Management, Inc. to coordinate and administer the Mississippi Department of Education drug and alcohol testing program in accordance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act
(Office of the State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2010 Exemplary Inclusion Schools
Oak Park Elementary School (Ocean Springs School District)
DeSoto Central Middle School (DeSoto County School District)

2010 Title I Distinguished Schools
Central Elementary (George County School District)
Watkins Elementary (Jackson Public Schools)

May 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
Richard Andrew Royes, Information Technology Planner
Office of Communications

 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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