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Mississippi Board of Education
June 16, 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 State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings

03. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

04. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Report on Accountability and Legislation as related to School Improvement and Recovery (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract with School Improvement Grant Team Leaders to provide consultative services relative to implementation of the School Improvement Grants (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Discussion to pilot the Alternative Education Guidebook for one year statewide (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion of including the History of the Ancient Middle East, 2000 B.C. to 100 A.D. course in the 2011 Mississippi Social Studies Framework (Lynn House) Backup Material

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

11. Annual Report on the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of contract with Fluency Plus, LLC, to provide consultative services to the Mississippi Department of Education relative to the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of contract with Team Leaders for the Continuous Program Improvement Monitoring Process in accordance with the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of awarding grants to three (3) service providers to provide on-site technical assistance to local school districts as a part of the Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree and Implementation Plan (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of Fiscal Year 2012 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with Melior, Inc., dba Today’s Class to develop and implement a web-based curricula solution for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of revision of State Board Policies: Backup Material

A. Revision of State Board Policy 1301 – Administrator of the Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

B. Revision of State Board Policy 1303 – Teacher of the Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

C. Revision of State Board Policy 6400 – Recruitment
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Revision of State Board Policy 1710 – Reporting Infraction (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material 18. Discussion of Licensure Endorsement Codes for five (5) new Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

19. Discussion of awarding continuation grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

20. Discussion of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2011 - 2012 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide Instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2011 - 2012 school year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Discussion of reports which contain student, fiscal and personnel data subject to State Board of Education policy on withholding Mississippi Adequate Education Program Funds for the 2011 - 2012 School Year (SBP - 4904) (John Gilbert) Backup Material Backup Material

24. Discussion of a three month extension of the contract with CIBER Incorporated to provide network technical assistance for Mississippi school districts (John Gilbert) Backup Material

25. Discussion of contract with Premier Analytical Solutions, LLC to provide project management and business analytical services (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26. Discussion of contract renewal with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of two attorneys and the part-time equivalent of one attorney to perform legal services and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2012 (subject to Attorney General’s approval) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

27. Report from the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the Commission’s determination that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Drew School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, serious violations of state and federal law, a continued pattern of poor student performance, and a lack of financial resources (John Gilbert) Backup Material

28. Discussion of determination by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Drew School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, serious violations of state and federal law, a continued pattern of poor student performance, and a lack of financial resources (John Gilbert) Backup Material

29. Discussion of determination by the State Board of Education to officially abolish the Drew School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (John Gilbert) Backup Material

30. Discussion of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Drew School District (John Gilbert) Backup Material

31. Discussion of appointment of Conservator for the Drew School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

32. Discussion of contract for appointed Conservator for the Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

33. Discussion of Consent Items

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

B. Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2012 Fee Structure (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. Grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1494 (subject to the availability of funds) (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

D. Contract with the Department of Finance and Administration, Capitol Police, for the provision of security services at the Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building (Paul Sumrall) Backup Material

E. Contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

F. Contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

G. Enter into an agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT) for the 2011 - 2012 School Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

H. Enter into an Agreement with the Mississippi Community College Foundation to continue to administer the Alternate Route Administrator Program known as the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL) for the 2011 - 2012 School Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

I. Education Commission of the State (ECS) Dues for Fiscal Year 2012 (Tom Burnham)

J. National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Membership Dues for Fiscal Year 2012 (Tom Burnham)

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

34. Consideration of Executive Session

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