Mississippi Board of Education
August 17, 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 July 19-20, 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, August 16, 2012.)

06.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To revise State Board Policy – 3105 – Dropout Prevention Plan
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07.       Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process:  To align State Board Policy 901 – Alternative Education Guidelines with Mississippi Code Annotated Section 37-13-92
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

 08.       Approval of methodology to award competitive grant funds to Local Education Agencies in support of local dropout prevention initiatives as authorized by House Bill 1593
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Career Academy Implementation Project 
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10.       Approval to contract with WestEd to develop resources and conduct training modules on the effective use of data literacy skills in decision making and instruction
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11.       Approval to contract with Brustein and Manasevit Attorneys at Law to provide technical assistance to the Mississippi Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12.       Approval to award competitive grants for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

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

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

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

16.       Approval to begin 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
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

A. Approval of  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

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

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

18.       Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer to the Office of School Financial Services
(Office of School Financial Services)   

19.       [PULLED]

20.       Approval to consider 2012 accountability results separately for districts and schools participating in the Excellence for All pilot program
(Office of State Superintendent)

21.       Approval of appointment of Education-Bureau Director II for the Office of Communication
(Office of State Superintendent)

22.       Approval of Consent Items

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

B.        Approval to award competitive grants for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C.        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)

D.       Approval of grant to Mississippi University for Women to operate the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for the 2012-2013 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

VII.      Recognition Ceremony

           2011-2012 Accredited Training and Education Facility School (ATEF)
           Tishomingo County Vocational Technical Center

           2012 August Employee of the Month
           Felicia Robinson

           Projects Officer III, Special
           Office of Curriculum and Instruction

VIII.     State Board of Education

           1.Report on meetings attended
           2. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX.       Other Business

X.        Adjournment

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