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Mississippi Board of Education
October 22, 2010
8:30 A.M.
McMillan Boardroom
The Inn at Ole Miss
Alumni Drive
University, MS 38677

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of September 9-10, 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, October 21, 2010.)

04. Approval to revise State Board Policy 2500 – Contracts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

05. Approval to revise State Board Policy 3900 – Grants/Subgrants
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

06. Approval to revise State Board Policy 2001 – Administrators
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07. Approval to revise State Board Policy 2003 – Family Day Care
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval to revise State Board Policy 2004 – Day Care Management Plans
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to revise State Board Policy 2006 – Eligibility, Management, and Monitoring (Child Care Programs)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. 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 no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to revise State Board Policy 4012 – Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to award a continuation grant to Mississippi State University – Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center for the Migrant Education Program)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to award a grant to North Mississippi Regional Education Consortium for the purpose of providing training to educators and administrators in low performing schools and school districts
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to modify contract with Cynthia R. Simmons to increase the scope of services provided to the Office of Student Assessment for continued content and assessment development
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to modify contract with Glenn Prudhomme to provide computer programming services related to Vocational Salary Reimbursement Reports, Accountability Reports, Vocational Education Data Requests, and Trainings/Presentations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17. Approval to modify contract with Lee James to perform the duties of Program Area Supervisor for the Agricultural Education programs in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval of modification of joint agreement between the Lafayette County
School District and the Oxford School District for the operation and maintenance of the Oxford/Lafayette Applied Technology Vocational Center
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Student Assessment
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

20. [PULLED]

21. Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval to award a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards as required by Section 37-3-4 of the MS Code Annotated of 1972
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval to contract with Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) to develop the appropriate infrastructure for the Statewide Longitudinal Data System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval to contract with Institutions of Higher Learning to make infrastructure enhancements for the Statewide Longitudinal Data System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval to contract with National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) at Mississippi State University for the successful completion of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval to contract with State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC) to make infrastructure enhancements and for statewide training on the use of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of five new Praxis Tests and Passing Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

31. Approval of a new Praxis Test for Braille Competency and Passing Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

32. Approval of a new Five-Year Renewable License and Endorsement Code 216 for Speech/Language Teacher as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

33. Action on 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)

34. Approval to award State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Government Services grants to
Teach for America and Save the Children under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
(Office of State Superintendent)

35. Approval of salary adjustments based on responsibilities associated with Education Jobs Bill Legislation and the Statewide Longitudinal Data System Grant
(Office of State Superintendent)

36. 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 extend the grade levels served by the Center for Health Education and Economic Research, Inc., for the provision of supplemental educational services from grades 2 thru 8 to grades 2 thru 12
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval of a new school site for the Hancock County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

D. Approval to borrow funds with which to purchase school transportation equipment
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

37. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director II in the Office of Educational Accountability
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

      October 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
      Jimmy Ray
      School Attendance Officer
      Office of Dropout Prevention and Compulsory School Attendance


VIII. State Board of Education

       Report on meetings attended
       Approval of attendance at meetings


IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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