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Mississippi Board of Education
August 16, 2012
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

01.       Report of State Superintendent of Education Backup Material

02.       Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings 

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

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

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

06.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise State Board Policy – 3105 – Dropout Prevention Plan (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to align State Board Policy 901 – Alternative Education Guidelines with Mississippi Code Annotated Section 37-13-92 (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08.       Discussion of methodology to award competitive grant funds to Local Education Agencies in support of local dropout prevention initiatives as authorized by House Bill 1593 (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Career Academy Implementation Project (Kim Benton) Backup Material

10.       Discussion of contract with WestEd to develop resources and conduct training modules on the effective use of data literacy skills in decision making and instruction (Kim Benton) Backup Material

11.       Discussion of contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education (Kim Benton) Backup Material

12.       Discussion of awarding competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (Kim Benton) Backup Material

13.       Discussion of proposal by Mississippi State University to add an Elementary 4-6 Track to its Master of Arts in Teaching Alternate Route Program as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development  (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14.       Discussion of request by the University of Mississippi for a Redesigned Masters Degree Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and  Development  (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accreditation for William Carey University as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve new and regenerated Praxis II Tests as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material      

A.         New Praxis II Test, Passing Score and License Code for Chinese (Mandarin) as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup Material

B.        Regenerated Praxis II Test for School Guidance and Counseling as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development Backup Material

17.       Discussion of revisions to the Rules and Regulations for the Critical Needs Loan/Scholarship Program, Critical Needs Alternate Route Loan Program, and the Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment Program as recommended by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

18.       Discussion of appointment of School Finance Officer to the Office of School Financial Services (Todd Ivey) Backup Material

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20.       Discussion to consider 2012 accountability results separately for districts and schools participating in the Excellence for All pilot program (Lynn House) Backup Material

21.       Discussion of appointment of Education-Bureau Director II for the Office of Communication (Paul Sumrall)

22.       Discussion of Consent Items Backup Material

A.  Monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Kim Benton) Backup Material

B.  To award competitive grants for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (Kim Benton) Backup Material

C.  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 (Kim Benton) Backup Material

D.  Grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2012-2013 school Year (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

23.       Consideration of Executive Session

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