Mississippi Board of Education
March 18, 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 February 17-18, 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, March 17, 2011.)

04. Approval to contract with the International Center for Leadership in Education to coordinate regional trainings on the Common Core State Standards for school leadership teams
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

05. Approval to modify contract with Rivers Educational Services to assist the state in providing technical assistance to schools and districts in improvement and ensuring program compliance at the state, district, and school level
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

06. Approval to award competitive contract to C. F. Sauer to provide portion control mayonnaise products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

07. Approval to contract with Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to provide training, equipment and curricula required for the Building Healthy Families for the Future Grant
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Student Performance Level Descriptors for the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks in U.S. History
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) as outlined in the MCT2 Program 2010-2011 Scope Modification
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to modify contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) as outlined in the SATP2 Scope Increase
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to modify contract with Riverside Publishing to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Elementary (Grade 5) and Middle (Grade 8) Grades Science Assessment Program for 2010-2011 as outlined in the Mississippi Science Test Scope Increase
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to modify contract with Children’s Progress to enable Mississippi School Districts to participate in the Spring 2011 Children’s Progress Academic Assessment for students enrolled in Kindergarten through the third grade
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

17. Approval to an amendment of the Initial Contract and the Contingent Contract of Employment with Mississippi Public School Districts for Assistant Superintendents, Principals, and Licensed Employees
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with no public comments)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policies 1702, 1712, 1713, and 7409 which are duplications of State Board Policy 800, (Administrative Process and Performance Review)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19. Approval of an Accredited Status for St. Anthony Catholic School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish a State Board Policy 404 – First Operational Administration of a Statewide Assessment in the State Accountability Model
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Appendix H – Consequences for Non-Compliance with Financial Accountability Requirements in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Footnote 4 of Appendix A–Graduation Requirements in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To add Standard 23.9—Gifted Education to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise Appendix C—Requirements for Admission to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Public Universities in Mississippi in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval of revisions to the Mississippi Accountability Model for 2011
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval to establish a State Board Policy for the Accountability Subcommittee of the State Board of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. 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 borrow funds with which to purchase school transportation equipment
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2010-2011 Mississippi FFA State President
Meagan Lee

March 2011 MDE Employee of the Month

Darla G. Hammons
Projects Officer IV, Special
Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery

 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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