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Mississippi Board of Education
October 21, 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 September 15-16, 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, October 20, 2011.)

03. Approval of submission of waiver for flexibility on specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Office of State Superintendent)

04. Approval of contract with Mike Kent to serve as Interim Deputy Superintendent in the Office of State Superintendent
(Office of State Superintendent)

09. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 5150 – Mississippi Recovery School District (Conservatorship)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

10. Approval to revise State Board Policy 3106 – Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with one public comment)
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

11. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove/revise the following State Board Policies
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 4006 – School Resource Officer Basic Course

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 4007 – School Safety Officer Basic Course

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 6005 – Historical Sites

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 7909 – Inspection of Buses

E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 8001 – School Violence

F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds

G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7901 – Bids

H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7902 – Drivers

I. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7903 – Driver Training/Motor Vehicle Record Check

J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7905 – Employment Process

K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7906 – Minimum Qualifications

L. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7907 – Emergency Removal

M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7910 – Leased Buses

N. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7911 – Pupil Transportation Guide

O. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 7912 – Repair Shops

12. Approval to contract with Joseph Francis Murphy for the redesigning of leadership preparation programs in Mississippi
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to modify the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grant awards for Year 3
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

15. Approval to award 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

17. Approval to modify 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)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise selected Vocational Education board policies to reflect a change in policy title and program names

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8201—Appeals Procedures for Consortia/Area Vocational School Joint Planning Waiver

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8204—Assurance of Equal Access to Vocational Programs

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8207—Vocational Courses Designation

E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8213—New Program Approval for Vocational Ongoing Programs

F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8302—Allocation of Vocational Education Plan Funds to Local Educational Agencies

G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8401—Local Vocational Counselor

H. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8402—Local Vocational and Technical Education Administrator

I. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8403—Assignment Schedule of Local Vocational Personnel

J. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8500—Certification of Basic Skills Training and/or Retraining for Tax Credit

K. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 8801—Acquisition and Accountability of Vocational Instructional Equipment

L. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 9000—Vocational Licensure

M. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 9202—Local Reimbursable Expense Items-Construction

N. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy 9205—Revenues

19. Approval to begin 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

20. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

21. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

22. Approval 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)
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23. Action on 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

24. Approval 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

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

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To modify the existing Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System for use in the Teacher Incentive Fund Grant School Districts
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

27. Approval of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Advisory Board appointments
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

28. Approval of Consent items

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

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

C. Approval of a new school site for the Jackson Public School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight & Recovery)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education 2010-2011 Award Recipient
Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex
Jackson Public School District

October 2011 MDE Employee of the Month
Rana Hood
Projects Officer III
Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations

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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