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Mississippi Board of Education
September 15, 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) Backup Material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Backup Material

03.       Report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses and district and school performance classifications (John Gilbert) Backup Material

04.       Presentation on data use and analysis in calculating the 2011 accountability results as approved by the Commission on School Accreditation (Lynn House) Backup Material 

05.       Report of Student Performance in Conservator Districts, Schools At-Risk, and School Improvement Grant (SIG) Schools (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

07.       Report on Okolona School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

09.       Discussion of appointment of Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

10.       Discussion of contract for Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

11.       Discussion of revision of State Board Policy 3106 – Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

12.       Presentation on the State Board Examination System by Dr. Lee Childress, Superintendent of the Corinth School District (Lynn House) Backup Material

13.       Presentation on the State Board Examination System by Mr. Dennis Dupree, Superintendent of the Clarksdale School District (Lynn House) Backup Material

14.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of issuing an approved list of Supplemental Educational Service Providers for the 2011-12 School Year (Lynn House) Backup Material

16.      Discussion of methodology to award discretionary grant funds to school districts to provide partial funding for a universal screener in language arts/reading and mathematics for students in grades K-3 (Lynn House) Backup Material

17.      Discussion of contract with Evergreen Educational Consulting, L.L.C. as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant, also known as REACH-MS, as required by the U.S. Department of Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

18.       Discussion of revision/deletion of State Board Policies Backup Material

A. Remove State Board Policy 8101 – Equity Requirements
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public    comments) (Lynn House)

B. Revise State Board Policy 8103 – Practical Nursing Programs
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public  comments) (Lynn House)

C. Remove State Board Policy 8404 – Work-Based Learning Coordinator
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public  comments) (Lynn House)

D. Remove State Board Policy 8703 – Development of Curriculum Materials and Research Activities
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public    comments) (Lynn House)

E. Revise selected Vocational Education Board Policies to reflect a change in program name
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public    comments) (Lynn House)

19.       Discussion of New Praxis Tests and Cut Scores 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

20.       [PULLED]             

21.       Discussion of modifying the contract with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to extend the term of the contract to June 30, 2012 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

22.       Discussion of modifying the existing Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

23.       Discussion of a second three month extension of the contract with CIBER Incorporated to provide network technical assistance for Mississippi school districts (John Gilbert) Backup Material

24.     Discussion of awarding a grant to Mississippi School Boards Association to   conduct basic and continuing education for local school boards and conduct training for school board members and school superintendents in failing school districts as required by Section 37-3-4 of the MS Code Annotated of 1972 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

25.       Discussion of appointment to the Commission on School Accreditation (John Gilbert) Backup Material

26.       Discussion of renewing contract with Glynn Griffing & Associates, Administrators for calendar year 2012 for the administration of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Cafeteria Plan (Cassandra Moore)

27.       Discussion of Consent items

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

B.  Awarding competitive grants for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

C.  Grant awards for a special project appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature and identified as the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell, Mary Sprayberry Act of 2007- School Nurse Intervention Program in House Bill 1494 (Lynn House) Backup Material

D.  Pupil Transportation Equipment Bids (Larry Drawdy)

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

28.       Consideration of Executive Session

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