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Mississippi Board of Education
September 10, 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 August 19-20, 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, September 9, 2010.)

04. Approval of report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of District Accreditation Statuses, School Performance Classifications & Adequate Yearly Progress results under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06. Approval of textbook ratings as recommended by the 2010 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks/materials in the area of early childhood for Pre-Kindergarten programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07. Approval of contract with vendors as recommended by the 2010 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks/materials in the area early childhoo for Pre-Kindergardent programs
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval to issue an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service Providers for the 2010-2011 School Year
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

12. Approval to modify contract for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to contract with Assessing Educational Competencies, LLC to provide consultative services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II) of the Office of Child Nutrition
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Federal Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Legislation and Communication
(Office of State Superintendent)

18. Discussion of extending contract with Contact Network, Inc., d/b/a InLine, for nine (9) months to provide hardware maintenance services, troubleshooting and repair services for all desktop computers, laptops, printers and scanners located at Central High School, Greymont Street, Foley Street, and the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf, Blind and the Arts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19. 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 Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

C. Approval of Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

D. Approval to contract with Discovery Education Assessment to provide online leadership assessments to Mississippi principals
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi Scholars Program
Lincoln County

September 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
Johnathan Sanders
Senior Communications Analyst
Office of MIS

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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