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Mississippi Board of Education
August 19, 2011
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 July 13-14, 2011

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, August 18, 2011.)

07. Approval to revise the Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

09. Approval to award continuation grants for the Even Start Family Literacy Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to establish a Project Partnership for All Students’ Success (PASS) Junior Leadership Corps Unit at Armstrong Middle School in the Starkville School District
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to renew contract with Ciber, Inc., to provide developers for modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment and contract system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval of revision/deletion of State Board Policies

A. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7202 – Teacher Unit Approval
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7203 – Teacher Unit Allocation
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7205 – Hearing Officer Fees
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7207 – State Application Preschool
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

E. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7209 – 504 Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

F. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7212 – Extended School Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

G. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7215 – Preschool
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

H. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7216 – Referral to Placement Process
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

I. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7217 – Resource Program Numbers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

J. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7218 – State Plan
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

K. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7220 – Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

L. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7408 – Teacher Unit Approval Under Section 504
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to publish the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17. Approval to award sub-grants to Teach for America, Save the Children, and Magnolia Speech School
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to amend the methodology for awarding grants to Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) districts for providing professional development, securing master teachers, offering stipends/supplements, and providing performance based compensation
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20. Approval to award grants to Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) districts for providing professional development, securing master teachers, offering stipends/supplements, and providing performance based compensation
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

21. Approval of request from Blue Mountain College for Master of Education Program in K-12 Literacy/Reading as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

22. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

24. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Standards for a Supplemental Endorsement Program in Child Development PreK-Kindergarten as Recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

25. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve request from Vocational Career/Technical Education for revisions to Licensure Endorsement Titles and Approval of New License Codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve New Praxis Tests and Cut Scores as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

27. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

28. Approval of appointments to the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

29. Action on 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

30. Approval to revise Standard 18 – Community Involvement – of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval to add 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director) of the Office of Healthy Schools and Child Nutrition
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

34. Approval on Consent Items

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

B. Approval of a new school site for the Lamar County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

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

35. Approval of appointment of Associate Superintendent for the Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2011 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Julianna Hinton
Lamar County School District

ProStart Invitational Competition-Culinary & Management

Pam Rossetti
Biloxi Public School District

District Winners of the 2011 Parent of the Year Program

Roy Vance
First Congressional District Winner
Water Valley School District

LaShon F. Brooks
Second Congressional District Winner
Greenwood Public School District

Dr. Gwendolyn Dawkins
Third Congressional District Winner
Hinds County School District

2011 Parent of the Year
Susan Lofton Landry
Pascagoula Municipal Separate School District

July 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Dorothy Holloway
Office of Management Information Systems
Senior Programmer Analyst

August 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Louis King
Office of Special Education
Education Program Coordinator

VIII. State Board of Education

      01. Report on meetings attended
      02. Approval of attendance at meetngs

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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