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Mississippi Board of Education
November 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 October 20-21, 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, November 17, 2011.)

07. Approval to modify contract with Jimmy L. Hopkins to serve as Conservator for the Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

08. Approval to modify contract with Robert E. King to serve as Interim Conservator for the North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

09. Approval to modify contract with Dr. George Gilreath to serve as Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

10. Approval to modify contract with James A. Malone to serve as Interim Conservator for the Tate County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

11. Approval to modify contract with Dr. Michael B. Vinson to serve as Conservator for the Okolona School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

12. Approval to modify contract with Robert A. Strebeck to serve as Conservator for the Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

13. Approval to modify contract with Charles King Barron, Sr. to serve as Conservator for the Drew School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

14. Approval to establish State Board Policy 5150 – Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

15. Approval to award Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

16. Approval of 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17 Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Federal Programs
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval to renew contract with CCH Consulting, Inc., to provide a Project Manager to oversee modifications and enhancements to a web-based payment system
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

20. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

21. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise/remove the following State Board Policies
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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. Approval to modify the existing Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System for use in the Teacher Incentive Fund Grant School Districts
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

24. Approval to contract with CIBER, Inc. to provide external statewide network and technical services support for the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval of contract with Coast Accountability Statistical Services (CASS), LCC to support transition of the accountability model
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval of appointment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

27. Approval of Consent items

A. Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B. Renew competitive contracts for food and non-food products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mississippi JROTC Cadets
Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award

Cadet Christian Bradshaw, Army JROTC, McLaurin High School
Cadet Mark R. Crawford, MCJROTC, Horn Lake High School
Cadet Amber Davis, Army JROTC, Lanier HIgh School
Cadet Robert Hi Marsh III, Army JRPTC, Brandon High School
Cadet JJeffery I. Walton, Army JROTC, Nothwest Rankin HIgh School
Cadet Jessie L. Welch, Army JRPTC, Richland High School

Star Districts
Pass Christian Public School District, Dr. Sue Matheson
Petal School District, Dr. John Buchanan
Clinton Public School District, Dr. Phil Burchfield
Enterprise School District, Ms. Rita Windham

Johnny Franklin
Education Policy Advisor
Office of the Governor

November 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Christy Todd
Operations Management Analyst Principal
Office of Career and Technical Education

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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