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Mississippi Board of Education
December 20, 2012
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson , Mississippi

Agenda

 

01.      Reports on implementation of Senate Bill 2760, 2012 Legislative Session (Mike Kent) Backup material

A.        Report on Administrative Consolidation of school districts in Bolivar County
B.        Report on the study prepared by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates on the Administrative
           Consolidation of the State’s Agricultural High Schools

02.       Discussion to contract with the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to administer additional U.S. History tests (Kim Benton) Backup material

03.       Discussion of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2012-2013 (John Gilbert) Backup material

04.       Discussion to establish a Task Force to review the Process Standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012, to make recommendations for revisions to the Commission on School Accreditation and the Mississippi Board of Education (John Gilbert) Backup material

05.       Report of the Accountability Task Force meetings held on November 16, 2012 and December 10-12, 2012 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

06.       Discussion of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2014 (Todd Ivey)

07.       Discussion of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2014 (Todd Ivey) 

08.       Discussion of Strategic Goals for the Mississippi Board of Education (Lynn House) Backup material

09.       Discussion of Position Paper on Charter Schools for the Mississippi Board of Education (Lynn House) Backup material

10.       Discussion of Consent Items Backup material

A.         Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
            (Kim Benton) Backup material

B.         Approval to award a competitive contract to Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., to provide food
            products to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Kim Benton)
            Backup material

C.         Discussion to establish Board Policy 2650 – Conversion Charter Schools
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (Larry Drawdy)
             Backup material

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

Immediately following the work session

I. Call to order

II. Approval of Minutes of Meeting on November 15-16, 2012

III. Additions or deletions - Approval of agenda

IV. Approval of Action Items

01.       Approval for the Board to adopt the report and recommendations prepared by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates on the agricultural high schools pursuant to SB 2760 and notify the Legislature of the Board action
(Office of the State Superintendent)

02.       Approval to contract with the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to administer additional U.S. History tests
(Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

03.       Approval of nonpublic school accreditation statuses for School Year 2012-2013
(Office of Educational Accountability)

04.       Approval to establish a Task Force to review the Process Standards in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012, to make recommendations for revisions to the Commission on School Accreditation and the Mississippi Board of Education
(Office of Educational Accountability)

06.       Approval of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Base Student Cost for Fiscal Year 2014
(Office of School Financial Services)

07.       Approval of adjusted estimate of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for Fiscal Year 2014
(Office of School Financial Services)

08.       Approval of Strategic Goals for the Mississippi Board of Education
(Office of State Superintendent)

09.       Approval of Position Paper on Charter Schools for the Mississippi Board of Education
(Office of State Superintendent)

10.       Approval of Consent Items

A.        Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits

           (Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

B.         Approval to award a competitive contract to Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., to provide food products
            to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
            (Office of Instructional Enhancement and Internal Operations)

C.         Approval to establish Board Policy 2650 – Conversion Charter Schools
            (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)
            (Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

V.         Adjournment


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