Mississippi Board of Education
July 14, 2011
8:30 A.M.
Pass Christian Center for Excellence
270 West Second Street
Pass Christian, MS

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of June 16-17, 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, July 13, 2011.)

03. Approval to modify grant awards for FY11 as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

04. Approval to award grant dollars in support of local improvement efforts for the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the State as authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

06. Approval to award competitive grants for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07. Approval of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers State Application Update
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval to contract with Assessing Educational Competencies, LLC, to provide consultative services relative to the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to contract with a Team Leader for the Continuous Program Improvement Monitoring Process in accordance with the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To publish the Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval of cut scores for the new Biology I Subject Area Test and the Mississippi Science Test in Grades 5 and 8
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Vocational Education and Workforce Development: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
(Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to award competitive grants for the Robotics/Engineering program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval of revision/deletion of State Board Policies

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 8101 – Equity Requirements
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8103 – Practical Nursing Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 8404 – Work-Based Learning Coordinator
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 8703 – Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Vocational Education Board policies to reflect a change in program name
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1710 – Reporting Infractions
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

16. Approval to contract with SERVE, Inc. to provide a thorough evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund grant program “New Directions”
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

17. Approval of five (5) new license codes for vocational education
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

18. Approval of methodology for awarding grants to Teacher Incentive Fund districts to provide high quality professional development for Mississippi educators ( Daphne Buckley)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19. Approval of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Standard 18 - Community Involvement - of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To add Standard 19.7 – Early Release and Delayed Start Schedules - to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Batesville Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Clinton Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Greenville Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Meadville Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek Schools, Inc., Magee through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Pontotoc through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Ripley Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29. Approval of an Extended Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Starkville Day Treatment through April 20, 2012
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2013
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval of the preliminary estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2013
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32. Approval of removal of the Financial Advisor assigned to the Water Valley School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33. Approval of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
(Office of State Superintendent)

34. Approval of the State Board of Education’s 2012 Legislative Priorities
(Office of State Superintendent)

35. Approval of the Five-Year Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2017
(Office of State Superintendent)

36. Approval of Consent Items

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

B. Approval to award competitive contracts for distribution of bread and produce products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval of Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Membership Dues
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. State Board of Education

      01. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
      02. Report on meetings attended
      03. Approval of attendance at meetings

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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