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Mississippi Board of Education
January 20, 2011
10:00 A.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 Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

04. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3102 – Reporting of Unexcused Absence
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Discussion of pilot implementaton of the State Board Examination System (Lynn House) Backup Material

06. Discussion and consideration of possible revision to the Mississippi Accountability Model for 2011(Lynn House) Backup Material

07. Presentation of the Mississippi Accountability Growth Model Component (Lynn House) Backup Material

08. Update on the Career Pathway Diploma (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion to change the funding source for sub-grants to Save the Children, Teach for America, and K12 Inc. (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of textbook ratings, as recommended by the 2010 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Social Studies United States History: Post-Reconstruction to Present 9-12 and United States History, Advanced Placement 9-12 (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of contract with vendors as recommended by the 2010 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the area of Social Studies United States History: Post-Reconstruction to Present 9-12 and United States History, Advanced Placement 9-12 (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of methodology to reimburse International Baccalaureate schools for test fees for low-income students (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Cumulative Folders and Permanent Records Manual of Directions
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of modifying the FFY 2009 Even Start grant awards (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of modifying contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of approval of the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct and overview of proposed legislation (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

17. Report on the Task Force to Study Strategies for Solving the Current Teacher Shortage in Mississippi (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

18. Discussion of contract with IMPACT Mississippi Education Consulting, LLC to develop a Performance Based Compensation System for Teacher Incentive Fund Grant Districts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19. Discussion of contract with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to Streamline and Redesign the MS Teacher Appraisal Instrument (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for the Institutions that met the 2010 Process and Performance Standards as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Licensure and Certification and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of amending the Licensure Guideline for Guidance & Counseling K-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of removing State Board Policy 3500 – Equity Funding (John Gilbert) Backup Material

23. Discussion of removing State Board Policy 7402 – Contracts (John Gilbert) Backup Material

24. Discussion of removing State Board Policy 9600 – Withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds (John Gilbert) Backup Material

25. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26. Discussion of contract with Suzanne E. Smith to serve as the financial advisor for the Greenville Public School District for FY 2011(John Gilbert) Backup Material

27. Discussion of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II), Office of Federal Programs-District Support Services (Lynn House) Backup Material

28. Discussion of Consent Items

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

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

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