Mississippi Board of Education
November 19, 2010
10:00 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 October 21-22, 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, November 18, 2010.)

04. Approval to modify contract with Glenn A. Swan to serve as Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Michael B. Vinson to serve as Conservator for the Okolona Municipal Separate School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval to modify contract with Robert A. Strebeck to serve as Conservator for the Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Oscar Love, Jr. to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval to modify contract with James A. Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval to modify contract with Dr. George Gilreath to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 3102 – Reporting of Unexcused Absences
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

14. Approval to revise the Mississippi Social Studies Framework
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Cumulative Folders and Permanent Records Manual of Directions
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to modify contract with Business Computers of Memphis, Inc., for system support
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)


17. Approval to modify the Interagency Agreement with Information Technology Services and extend the time on the Ciber Contract
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval to contract with Information Technology Services to develop and implement an online application system for School Districts, University-Based Programs, State Schools, and State Agencies to utilize when completing the required annual Individuals with Disabilities Education Act applications and subsequent amendments for Part B and Pre-School allocations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to contract with Measured Progress to provide scoring, technical services and products for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

20. Approval of the action of the Commission on School Accreditation regarding Graduation Standard 20.4 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21. [PULLED]

22. Approval of appointment of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board members
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

23. Approval to modify the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc.to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

24. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve a revision to the Licensure Guideline for K-12 Guidance & Counseling as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

25. Action of appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the September 16, 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 of the Mississippi Special State Schools’ Bullying Policy for consideration of adoption as the school's official policy on preventing, investigating, and acting on bullying situations
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval of methodology to award Enhancing Education through Technology (E2T2) grant dollars to local educational agencies (John Gilbert)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of Consent Items

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

B. Approval to award competitive contracts to various manufacturers to provide food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval to reject bids for food items as solicited under the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D. Approval of modification of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application for 2010 to extend the deadline for issuance of the QSCB
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)


VIII. Recognition Ceremony

       November 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
       Rachel Reagan
       Regional Service Officer
       Office of School Improvement

IX State Board of Education

    1. Report on meetings attended
    2. Approval of attendance at meetings

X. Other Business

XI. Adjournment

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