Mississippi Board of Education
April 20, 2012
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 March 15-16, 2012

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, April 19, 2012.)

07. Approval of revising State Board Policy 8102—Career and Technical Education Ongoing Program Parameters
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comments)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval of revision ofthe Mississippi Secondary Curriculum Frameworks in Career and Technical Education for (1) Agricultural and Natural Resources, (2) Architecture and Drafting, (3) Electrical, (4) Finance and Accounting, (5) International Business, (6) Masonry, (7) Plumbing, (8) Precision Machining, and (9) Technology Foundations
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval of renewing contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval of renewing contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval of renewing contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval of renewing contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval of renewing contract with The Riverside Publishing Company for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Mississippi Science Tests in Grades 5 and 8
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval of awarding discretionary grants to school districts to provide partial funding for a universal screener in language arts/reading and mathematics for students in grades K-3
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval of methodology to award discretionary grants to school districts to participate in a Mississippi Department of Education “Educator in Residence” Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval of methodology to award competitive three-year grants for the Dyslexia Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

17. Approval to renew contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2013 as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

18. Approval to renew contract for Fiscal Year 2013 with The Riverside Publishing Company “DBA” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to provide an assessment system as required by the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

19. Approval to renew contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C. for Fiscal Year 2013to provide food service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

20. Approval of new Praxis Test for Economics and Cut Score 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 request from Vocational Career/Technical Education for revision to Licensure Endorsement Title 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 to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve revision to License for Career/Technical Counseling as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

23. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Regenerated Praxis Test for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

24. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve Regenerated Praxis Test for Music Education and recommended passing score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

25. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To approve proposed license for School Business Officers as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

26. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove the following State Board Policies:
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1705 – Armed Forces Activation

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1707 – Nursery through First Grade

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1708 – Postsecondary License (Vocational)

D. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1711 – Skills, K-8 Mathematics

E. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1714 – Licensure Guidelines for Tech Prep Courses

F. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1715 – Supplemental Endorsements for ICT I, ICT II and STEM

G. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 1716 – Endorsement Code 193 for Economics

27. Approval of request from Jackson State University for a Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

28. Approval of request from Mississippi State University for a Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

29. Approval of request from the Mississippi Community College Foundation for the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership Alternate Route Administrator Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

31. Approval to modify grant awards for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)


32. Approval of new policy for Office of Internal Accountability and Program Evaluation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33. Approval to revise the Accreditation Policies in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010, pending approval of legislative amendments to Section 37-17-6 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Meadville School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Clinton School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

37. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Starkville School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

38. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Batesville School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

39. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Pontotoc School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

40. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek Schools, Inc. - Magee
(Office of Educational Accountability

41. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Ripley School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

42. Approval of an Accredited Status for Millcreek of Greenville School
(Office of Educational Accountability)

43. 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 the Mississippi School of the Arts 2012-2013 Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

C. Appoval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Crisis Management Manual
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

D. Appoval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

E. Appoval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 Student Handbook and Academic Calendar
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

F. Appoval of the Mississippi School for the Blind 2012-2013 School Wellness Policy
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

45. Approval of determination by the State Board of Education that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Aberdeen School District which jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in this District, and that this emergency situation is related to serious violations of accreditation standards, state law and federal law and poor academic performance
(Office of Educational Accountability)

46. Approval of determination by the State Board of Education to officially abolish the Aberdeen School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor
(Office of Educational Accountability)

47. Approval of request to Governor that the Governor declare a state of emergency in the Aberdeen School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

48. Approval of appointment of Conservator for the Aberdeen School District contingent upon a declaration of a state of emergency in the District by the Governor
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

49. Approval of contract modification for Conservator for the Aberdeen School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

50. Approval of contract modification with Charles King Barron, Sr. to serve as Conservator of the Drew School District and the Conservator for the Sunflower County School
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

2011 Milken Award Recipient
Michelle Brister
Clinton School District

QuestBridge Scholarship Receipients
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
Erica McCoy
Destin McMurry

April 2012 MDE Employee of the Month
Pat Whitley
Office of Accreditation
Administrative Assistant III

VIII. State Board of Education

  • Report on meetings attended
  • Approval of attendance at meetings
IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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