Mississippi Board of Education
February 18, 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 January 20-21, 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, February 17, 2011.)

04. Approval of methodology to award grant funds in support of local improvement efforts authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval to renew agreement with Blackboard, Incorporated, to provide and host an on-line instructional software solution for Vocational Education and Workforce Development
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

11. Approval of the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

12. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve an amendment of the initial contract and the contingent contract of employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendents, Principals, and Licensed Employees
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

13. Approval to revise State Board Policy 401
(Office of Educational Accountability)

14. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1000
(Office of Educational Accountability)

15. Approval to remove State Board of Education Policy 5600
(Office of Educational Accountability)

16. Approval to award grants in support of Enhancing Education Through Technology for Fiscal Year 2011
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17. Approval to establish a State Board Policy for the Office of Educational Accountability
(Office of Educational Accountability)

18. Approval to contract with DLT Solutions, LLC to provide services to upgrade Oracle forms and reports
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19. [PULLED]

21. Approval of guidelines for school districts submitting waivers based on inclement weather during school year 2010-2011 (guidelines are contingent on final passage of House Bill 1156)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval of Consent Item

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

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2010 Presidential State Finalist for Science
Kristen Wheat, Teacher
South Side Elementary School
Picayune School District

2010 Presidential State Finalist for Mathematics
Elizabeth Flynn Evans, Teacher
Germantown Middle School
Madison County School District

2009 National Presidential Awardee for Mathematics

Suzie Welch , Teacher
Oak Grove High School
Lamar County School District.

2009 National Presidential Awardee for Science

Linda Parrott, Teacher
Ocean Springs High School
Ocean Springs School District

2010 Mississippi State Champion of the Poetry Out Loud Program

John Uzodinma, Student
Madison Central High School
Madison County School District

February 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Kenya Gardner
Property Officer IV
Office of Accounting

 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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