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Mississippi Board of Education
January 21, 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 December 17, 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, January 20, 2011.)

04. Approval to revise of State Board Policy 3102 – Reporting of Unexcused Absence
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval of pilot implementation of the State Board Examination System
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

06. Approval of revisions of the Mississippi Accountability Model for 2011
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to change the funding source for sub-grants to Save the Children, Teach for America, and K12 Inc.
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

11. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval of methodology to reimburse International Baccalaureate schools for test fees for low-income students
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to revise the Mississippi Cumulative Folders and Permanent Records Manual of Directions
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to modify the FFY 2009 Even Start grant awards
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to modify the contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve a Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

18. Approval to contract with IMPACT Mississippi Education Consulting, LLC to develop a Performance Based Compensation System for Teacher Incentive Fund Grant Districts
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19. Approval to contract with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to Streamline and Redesign the MS Teacher Appraisal Instrument
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

21. Approval to amend 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

22. Approval to remove State Board Policy 3500 – Equity Funding
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7402 – Contracts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval to remove State Board Policy 9600 – Withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Director II), Office of Federal Programs-District Support Services
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

28.    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

Fusion Robotics Team
Walton Elementary
Jackson Public Schools

December 2010 MDE Employee of the Month
Limeul Eubanks
Education Specialist Senior
Office of Curriculum and Instruction

January 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Brenda Shelby, Office of Accreditation
Projects Officer III, Special
Office of Accreditation

 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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