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Mississippi Board of Education
June 17, 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 May 19-20, 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, June 16, 2011.)

03. Approval of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

04. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

06. Approval to contract with School Improvement Grant Team Leaders to provide consultative services relative to implementation of the School Improvement Grants
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

07. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Comprehensive Counseling Curriculum
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

08. Approval to pilot the Alternative Education Guidebook for one year statewide
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

09. Approval to include the History of the Ancient Middle East, 2000 B.C. to 100 A.D. course in the 2011 Mississippi Social Studies Framework
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Discussion to contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance for federal programs to the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval of Fiscal Year 2012 financial allocations for vocational-technical programs and services
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to contract with Melior, Inc., dba Today’s Class to develop and implement a web-based curricula solution for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17. Approval to revise the following State Board Policies:

A. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1301 – Administrator of the Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

B. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1303 – Teacher of the Year
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

C. Approval to revise State Board Policy 6400 – Recruitment
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 1710 – Reporting Infractions
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act Process: To approve Licensure Endorsement Codes for the five (5) new Vocational Redesign Career Pathways as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

19. Approval to award continuation grant to the University of Mississippi for the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20. Approval of one-year grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2011-2012 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

21. Approval of the Brookhaven School District Interlocal Agreement to provide Instructional services for the Mississippi School of the Arts during the 2011-2012 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

22. Approval of school districts with need for administrators to participate in the Mississippi School Administrator Sabbatical Program
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval for a three month extension of the contract with CIBER Incorporated to provide network technical assistance for Mississippi school districts
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval to contract with Premier Analytical Solutions, LLC to provide project management and business analytical services
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29. Approval 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Drew School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval of appointment of Conservator for the Drew School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

32. Approval of contract for appointed Conservator for the Drew School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

34. Approval to increase the salary of Robert S. Massey, (Education Bureau Director), Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35. Approval to increase the salary of Cedric O. Morgan, (Education Bureau Director), Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

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 of Statewide Child Nutrition Purchasing Program’s Fiscal Year 2012 Fee Structure
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval of grant awards for special projects appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 1494 (subject to the availability of funds)
(Office of Communication & Legislative Services)

D. Approval of 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
(Office of Communication & Legislative Services)

E. Approval of contract with Tammy Stanford Williams to provide instructional services in Dance, Movement, and Theatre to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

F. Approval to contract with Dr. Jeanne Lebow to provide instructional services in Literary Arts to students at the Mississippi School of the Arts
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

G. Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

H. Approval to 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

I. Approval of Education Commission of the State (ECS) Dues for Fiscal Year 2012
(Office of State Superintendent)

J. Approval of National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Membership Dues for Fiscal Year 2012
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2011 Exemplary Inclusion Schools
Magnolia Park Elementary School (Ocean Springs School District)
Ocean Springs Middle School (Ocean Springs School District)
Ocean Springs High School (Ocean Springs School District)

Quality School Health Programs Award
Dr. Ben Burnett
Lamar County School District

Student Achievement
Alex Amis
Clinton Public School District

2010-2011 ATEF SCHOOLS

Calhoun County Career & Technical Center
Don Hardin, Director
Jimmy Lynn Steward, Instructor
Nick Doles, Instructor

Gulfport High School Technology Center
David Fava, Director
J. D. Carr, Instructor

Kosciusko/Attala County Vo-Tech Center
Tony Holder, Director
Gary Brown, Instructor
John Reuben Cox, Instructor

April 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Juanita Bishop
Projects Officer I, Special
Office of Educator Licensure

May 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Linda Jones
Operations Management Analyst Principal
Office of Vocational Education & Workforce Development

June 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Deborah Hartzog
Project Officer II, Special
Office of School Recovery

 VIII.     State Board of Education

  01. Report on meetings attended
  02. Approval of attendance at meetings
  03. Approval of meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2012

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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