Mississippi Board of Education
May 20, 2011
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01. Discussion to pilot the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

02. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Okolona School District(Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

03. Discussion of contract for Conservator for Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

05. Discussion of contract for Interim Conservator for Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of awarding 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 (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of contract with the Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

08. Discussion of modifying a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program at Mississippi State University (Migrant Education Service Center) (Lynn House) Backup Material

09. Discussion of State Board Policies: Backup Material

A. Removing State Board Policy 7202 – Teacher Unit Approval (Lynn House) Backup Material

B. Revision of State Board Policy 7203 – Teacher Unit Allocation (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. Revision of State Board Policy 7204 – Hearing Procedures, IDEA (Lynn House) Backup Material

D. Revision of State Board Policy 7205 – Hearing Officer Fees (Lynn House) Backup Material

E. Removing State Board Policy 7207 – State Application Preschool (Lynn House) Backup Material

F. Removing State Board Policy 7209 – 504 Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

G. Revision of State Board Policy 7212 – Extended School Year (Lynn House) Backup Material

H. Removing State Board Policy 7215 – Preschool (Lynn House) Backup Material

I. Removing State Board Policy 7216 – Referral to Placement Process (Lynn House) Backup Material

J. Removing State Board Policy 7217 – Resource Program Numbers (Lynn House) Backup Material

K. Removing State Board Policy 7218 – State Plan (Lynn House) Backup Material

L. Removing State Board Policy 7220 – Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations (Lynn House) Backup Material

M. Removing State Board Policy 7408 – Teacher Unit Approval under Section 504 (Lynn House) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of the Student Performance Level Descriptors for the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks in U.S. History
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

11. Discussion of revision of the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Vocational Education and Workforce Development: Welding, Teacher Academy, Metal Fabrication, Marketing, Industrial Maintenance, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Digital Media Technology, Culinary Arts, Collision Repair Technician, and Automotive Service Technician
(Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of revision ofthe Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Vocational Education and Workforce Development: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (Lynn House) Backup Material

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

15. Discussion of State Board Policies: Backup Material

A. Revision of State Board Policy 1301 – Administrator of the Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

B. Revision of State Board Policy 1303 – Teacher of the Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

C. Revision of State Board Policy 6400 – Recruitment (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material

16. Discussion of contract with KRONOS Incorporated to provide a turnkey automated time and attendance system for the Mississippi Department of Education (John Gilbert)

17. Discussion of approval by the State Board of Education (SBE), in accordance with House Bill 1156 of the 2011 Legislative Session, to grant waivers to local school districts for days missed due to Intense Tornadic Activity and Unprecedented Flooding Conditions that occurred beginning on April 25, 2011 and are probable throughout the remainder of the 2010-2011 School Year (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

18. Discussion of Consent Items:

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

B. Renew competitive contracts with various distributors for distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. Renew competitive contracts with various distributors for distribution of milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

D. Modification of the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to increase the maximum amount requested to $5,000,000 and Approval of QSCB approval process for the returned and/or unissued allocations of the state’s 2009 and 2010 QSCB authorization (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

E. Increase the contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to include PERS retirement fees (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

F. Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material

G. Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Crisis Management Manual (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material

H. Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material Backup Material

I. Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

J. Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

K. Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Wellness Policy (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

L. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2011-2012 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

M. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2011-2012 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

19. Consideration of Executive Session

Immediately following the Work Session


I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III. Additions or deletions/approval of agenda

IV. Approval of Action Items

01. Approval to pilot the Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

02. Approval of contract for Conservator for Okolona School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

03. Approval of contract for Conservator for Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

04. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Tate County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval of contract for Interim Conservator for Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. 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 and Recovery)

07. Approval to contract with the Research Foundation of State University of New York (ESCORT) to provide technical assistance and professional development for the Migrant Education Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval to modify a continuation grant for the Migrant Education Program at Mississippi State University (Migrant Education Service Center)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval of State Board Policies:

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7202 – Teacher Unit Approval
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7203 – Teacher Unit Allocation
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7204 – Hearing Procedures, IDEA
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7205 – Hearing Officer Fees
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7207 – State Application Preschool
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7209 – 504 Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)


G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7212 – Extended School Year
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7215 – Preschool
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

I. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7216 – Referral to Placement Process
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7217 – Resource Program Numbers
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7218 – State Plan
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

L. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7220 – Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7408 – Teacher Unit Approval Under Section 504
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to revise the Student Performance Level Descriptors for the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks in U.S. History
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to revise the Testing Students with Disabilities Regulations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to revise the Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Vocational Education and Workforce Development: Welding, Teacher Academy, Metal Fabrication, Marketing, Industrial Maintenance, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Digital Media Technology, Culinary Arts, Collision Repair Technician, and Automotive Service Technician
(Has cleared Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revisethe Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Vocational Education and Workforce Development: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Horticulture, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

15. Approval of State Board Policies:

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 1301 – Administrator of the Year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 1303 – Teacher of the Year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 6400 – Recruitment
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

16. Approval to contract with KRONOS Incorporated to provide a turnkey automated time and attendance system for the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

17. Approval by the State Board of Education (SBE), in accordance with House Bill 1156 of the 2011 Legislative Session, to grant waivers to local school districts for days missed due to Intense Tornadic Activity and Unprecedented Flooding Conditions that occurred beginning on April 25, 2011 and are probable throughout the remainder of the 2010-2011 School Year
(Office of State Superintendent)

18. 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 renew competitive contracts with various distributors for distribution of food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval to renew competitive contracts with various distributors for distribution of milk and ice cream products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

D. Approval of modification of the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Application to increase the maximum amount requested to $5,000,000 and Approval of QSCB approval process for the returned and/or unissued allocations of the state’s 2009 and 2010 QSCB authorization
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

E. Approval to increase the contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to include PERS retirement fees
(Office of State Superintendent)

F. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

G. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Crisis Management Manual
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

H. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2011-2012 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

I. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

J. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

K. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2011-2012 Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

L. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2011-2012 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

M. Approval of the Mississippi School for the Deaf 2011-2012 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)


V. Adjournment

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