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Mississippi Board of Education
November 17, 2011
1:00 P.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. Report on Greenville School District by Financial Advisor (John Gilbert) Backup Material

04. Report on Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

05. Report on Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Report on Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion of modifying contract with Jimmy L. Hopkins to serve as Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Discussion of modifying contract with Robert E. King to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion of modifying contract with Dr. George Gilreath to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

10. Discussion of modifying contract with James A. Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

11. Discussion of modifying contract with Dr. Michael B. Vinson to serve as Conservator for the Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

12. Discussion of modifying contract with Robert A. Strebeck to serve as Conservator for the Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

13. Discussion of modifying contract with Charles King Barron, Sr. to serve as Conservator for the Drew School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

14. Discussion of establishing State Board Policy 5150 – Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

15. Discussion of awarding Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

16. Report on submission of Plans of Rapid Compliance to the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education, as required by the 2003 Modified Mattie T. Consent Decree (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Federal Programs (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Discussion of renewing contract with CCH Consulting, Inc., to provide a Project Manager to oversee modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment system (Lynn House) Backup Material

19. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics) (Lynn House) Backup Material

20. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics) (Lynn House) Backup Material

21. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise/remove the following State Board Policies (Lynn House) Backup Material

A. Revision of State Board Policy 2100 – Class Size

B. Revision of State Board Policy 2901 – Curriculum Guides

C. Revision of State Board Policy 2902 – Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools

D. Revision of State Board Policy 2904 – Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children

E. Revision of State Board Policy 3700 – Gifted

F. Revision of State Board Policy 4400 - Kindergarten

G. Removal of State Board Policy 1703 – Assistant Teacher Program

H. Removal of State Board Policy 6006 – Kindergarten Classrooms

I. Removal of State Board Policy 6300 – Reading Improvement Program

22. Discussion of revision of the following State Board Policies (Lynn House) Backup Material

A. Revision of selected Vocational Education Board Policies to reflect a change in policy title and program names.
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

B. Revision of State Board Policy 8201—Appeals Procedures for Consortia/Area Vocational School Joint Planning Waiver
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

C. Revision of State Board Policy 8204—Assurance of Equal Access to Vocations Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

D. Revision of State Board Policy 8207—Vocational Courses Designaton
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

E. Revision of State Board Policy 8213—New Program Approval for Vocational Ongoing Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

F. Revision of State Board Policy 8302—Allocation of Vocational Education Plan Funds to Local Educational Agencies
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

G. Revision of State Board Policy 8401—Local Vocational Counselor
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

H. Revision of State Board Policy 8402—Local Vocational and Technical Education Administrator
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

I. Revision of State Board Policy 8403—Assignment Schedule of Local Vocational Personel
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

J. Revision of State Board Policy 8500—Certification of Basic Skills Training and/or Retraining for Tax Credit
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

K. Revision of State Board Policy 8801—Acquisition and Accountability of Vocational Instructional Equipment
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

L. Revision of State Board Policy 9000—Vocational Licensure
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

M. Revision of State Board Policy 9202—Local Reimbursable Expense Items-Construction
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

N. Revision of State Board Policy 9205—Revenues
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

23. Discussion of modifying the existing Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System for use in the Teacher Incentive Fund Grant School Districts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedure Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion of contract with CIBER, Inc. to provide external statewide network and technical services support for the Mississippi Department of Education (John Gilbert)

25. Discussion to contract with Coast Accountability Statistical Services (CASS), LLC to support transition of the accountability system (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26. Discussion of appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction (Lynn House) Backup Material

27. Discussion of Consent items

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

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

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

28. Consideration of Executive Session

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