Mississippi Board of Education
October 20, 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. Discussion of submission of waiver for flexibility on specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(Tom Burnham)

04. Discussion of contract with Mike Kent to serve as Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of State Superintendent (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

05. Report on North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

07. Report of Facility Safety Assessments for Conservator Schools (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Report on Schools Affected by Accountability Laws (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to establish State Board Policy 5150 – Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3106 – Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment) (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

11. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove/ revise the following State Board Policies (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

A. Removal of State Board Policy 4006 – School Resource Officer Basic Course

B. Removal of State Board Policy 4007 – School Safety Officer Basic Course

C. Removal of State Board Policy 6005 – Historical Sites

D. Removal of State Board Policy 7909 – Inspection of Buses

E. Removing of State Board Policy 8001 – School Violence

F. Revision of State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds

G. Revision of State Board Policy 7901 – Bids

H. Revision of State Board Policy 7902 – Drivers

I. Revision of State Board Policy 7903 – Driver Training/Motor Vehicle Record Check

J. Revision of State Board Policy 7905 – Employment Process

K. Revision of State Board Policy 7906 – Minimum Qualifications

L. Revision of State Board Policy 7907 – Emergency Removal

M. Revision of State Board Policy 7910 – Leased Buses

N. Revision of State Board Policy 7911 – Pupil Transportation Guide

O. Revision of State Board Policy 7912 – Repair Shops

12. Discussion of contract with Joseph Francis Murphy for the redesigning of leadership preparation programs in Mississippi (Lynn House) Backup Material

13. Discussion of modifying the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grant awards for Year 3 (Lynn House) Backup Material

14. Discussion of awarding a continuation grant to Mississippi State University – Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center for the Migrant Education Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

15. Discussion of awarding a grant to Teach for America/Mississippi Delta to recruit, train, and support recent college graduates who commit to teach in hard to staff schools for two years (Lynn House) Backup Material

16. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2012 to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2) (Lynn House) Backup Material

17. Discussion of modifying contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2012 to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) (Lynn House) Backup Material

18. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise 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

B. Revision of State Board Policy 8201—Appeals Procedures for Consortia/Area Vocational School Joint Planning Waiver

C. Revision of State Board Policy 8204—Assurance of Equal Access to Vocational Programs

D. Revision of State Board Policy 8207—Vocational Courses Designation

E. Revision of State Board Policy 8213—New Program Approval for Vocational Ongoing Programs

F. Revision of State Board Policy 8302—Allocation of Vocational Education Plan Funds to Local Educational Agencies

G. Revision of State Board Policy 8401—Local Vocational Counselor

H. Revision of State Board Policy 8402—Local Vocational and Technical Education Administrator

I. Revision of State Board Policy 8403—Assignment Schedule of Local Vocational Personnel

J. Revision of State Board Policy 8500—Certification of Basic Skills Training and/or Retraining for Tax Credit

K. Revision of State Board Policy 8801—Acquisition and Accountability of Vocational Instructional Equipment

L. Revision of State Board Policy 9000—Vocational Licensure

M. Revision of State Board Policy 9202—Local Reimbursable Expense Items-Construction

N. Revision of State Board Policy 9205—Revenues

19. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise Appendix A and Standard 20 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010, to include the Career Pathway Options as required by Section 37-16-17 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (John Gilbert) Backup Material

20. Discussion of Standards for a Supplemental Endorsement Program in Child Development PreK-Kindergarten as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

21. Discussion of the request from Vocational Career/Technical Education for revisions to licensure endorsement titles and approval of new license codes as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22. Discussion of a change to the 117 Elementary Education 4-8 License Endorsement from grades 4-8 to 4-6 to comply with NCLB guidance as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23. Consideration of appeal to the State Board of Education regarding the May 12, 2011, Licensure decision rendered by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

24. Discussion of request from William Carey University for a Master’s Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

26. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to modify the existing Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System for use in the Teacher Incentive Fund Grant School Districts (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

27. Discussion of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board appointments (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

28. Discussion of Consent Items

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

B. Modification of joint agreement between the Lafayette County School District and the Oxford School District for the operation and maintenance of the Oxford/Lafayette County School of Applied Technology (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. New school site for the Jackson Public School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

29. Consideration of Executive Session

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