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Mississippi Board of Education
August 18, 2011
1:00 P.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson , Mississippi

Agenda

01. Report of State Superintendent of Education (Tom Burnham)

02. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings

03. Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Report on Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Report on Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Report of Facility Safety Assessments for Conservators Schools (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Presentation on Career Pathways process (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion of awarding continuation grants for the Even Start Family Literacy Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of contract with Business Computers of Memphis to provide software and support services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the school based Medicaid programs and school nurse data reporting (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of establishing a Project Partnership for All Students’ Success (PASS) Junior Leadership Corps Unit at Armstrong Middle School in the Starkville School District (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of renewing contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide developers for modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment and contract system (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Annual Report of the Mississippi Special Education Advisory Panel (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of contract with the Riverside Publishing Company "dba" Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to provide an efficient assessment system for preschool children with disabilities as required by the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of revision/deletion of State Board Policies (Lynn House) Backup Material

A. Removal of State Board Policy 7202 – Teacher Unit Approval
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

B. Revision of State Board Policy 7203 – Teacher Unit Allocation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

C. Revision of State Board Policy 7205 – Hearing Officer Fees
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

D. Removal of State Board Policy 7207 – State Application Preschool
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

E. Removal of State Board Policy 7209 – 504 Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

F. Revision of State Board Policy 7212 – Extended School Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House)

G. Removal of State Board Policy 7215 – Preschool
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

H. Removal of State Board Policy 7216 – Referral to Placement Process
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

I. Removal of State Board Policy 7217 – Resource Program Numbers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

J. Removal of State Board Policy 7218 – State Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

K. Removal of State Board Policy 7220 – Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

L. Removal of State Board Policy 7408 – Teacher Unit Approval Under Section 504
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House)

16. Discussion of publishing the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of awarding sub-grants to Teach for America, Save the Children, and Magnolia Speech School (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Report on the Development of the New Statewide Teacher Appraisal System (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19. Discussion of amending the methodology for awarding grants to Teacher Incentive Fund Grant (TIF) districts for providing professional development, securing master teachers, offering stipends/supplements, and providing performance based compensation (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of awarding grants to Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) districts for providing professional development, securing master teachers, offering stipends/supplements, and providing performance based compensation (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of request from Blue Mountain College for a Master of Education Program in K-12 Literacy/Reading as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of request from Belhaven University for Modification to the Master of Education Degree Program and Master of Arts in Teaching Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of request from Delta State University for a New Educational Specialist Degree Program in Counseling as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion of Standards for the Supplemental Endorsement Programs in Child Development PreK-Kindergarten as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

25. Discussion of request from Vocational Career/Technical Education for revisions to License Endorsement Titles and approval of New License Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

26. Discussion of New Praxis Tests and Cut Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development(Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

27. Discussion of a change to the 117 Elementary Education 4-8 License Endorsement from Grades 4-8 to 4-6 to Comply with NCLB Guidance as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

29. Discussion of Consideration of appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the May 12, 2011, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

30. Discussion of revisions to Standard 18 – Community Involvement – of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

31. Discussion of adding Standard 19.7 – Early Release and Delayed Start Schedules – to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

32. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services (John Gilbert) Backup Material

33. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director) of the Office of Healthy Schools and Child Nutrition (Lynn House) Backup Material

34. Discussion on Consent Items

A. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Lynn House) Backup Material

B. Discussion of a new school site for the Lamar County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

C. Discussion of a new school site for the Smith County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

D. Report on Personnel Actions (Cassandra Moore) Backup Material

35. Discussion of appointment of Associate Superintendent for the Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations (Lynn House)

36. Consideration of Executive Session

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