Mississippi Board of Education
February 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 (Tom Burnham) Backup Material

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

03. Report on North Panola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

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

05. Discussion of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

06. Discussion of contract for appointed Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

07. Discussion to Pilot Exit Criteria and Transition Period for Conservator Districts (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

08. Discussion of initiating the process to merge Drew School District into the Sunflower County School District (Larry Drawdy) Backup Material

09. Discussion to remove/revise the following State Board Policies (Larry Drawdy)

A. Remove State Board Policy 4006 – School Resource Officer Basic Course
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

B. Remove State Board Policy 4007 – School Safety Officer Basic Course
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

C. Remove State Board Policy 6005 – Historical Sites
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

D. Remove State Board Policy 7909 – Inspection of Buses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

E. Remove State Board Policy 8001 – School Violence
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

F. Revise State Board Policy 6200 – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

G. Revise State Board Policy 7901 – Bids
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

H. Revise State Board Policy 7902 – Drivers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

I. Revise State Board Policy 7903 – Driver Training/Motor Vehicle Record Check
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

J. Revise State Board Policy 7905 – Employment Process
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

K. Revise State Board Policy 7906 – Minimum Qualifications
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

L. Revise State Board Policy 7907 – Emergency Removal
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

M. Revise State Board Policy 7910 – Leased Buses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

N. Revise State Board Policy 7911 – Pupil Transportation Guide
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

O. Revise State Board Policy 7912 – Repair Shops
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) Backup Material

10. Discussion of revised 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

11. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise the 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 (Lynn House) Backup Material

12. Discussion of approval to submit the ESEA Waiver Flexibility Request to the US Department of Education (Lynn House) Backup Material

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14. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve 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 (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

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

17. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to approve a new Praxis test for Economics and Cut Score as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

18. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process 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(John Gilbert) Backup Material

19. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove/establish the following State Board Policies (John Gilbert) Backup Material

A. To remove State Board Policy 3800 – Graduation Requirements Backup Material

B. To establish State Board Policy 3801 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Subject Area Testing Backup Material

C. To establish State Board Policy 3802 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit Backup Material

20. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to add Grades 5 and 8 Science to the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System to be included in the 2013 Accountability Results (John Gilbert) Backup Material

21. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (John Gilbert) Backup Material

22. Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove State Board Policy 4903 – Teacher Funding (John Gilbert) Backup Material

23. Discussion of contract with eScholar LLC to provide services for the Mississippi Department of Education’s Business Intelligence System (John Gilbert) Backup Material

24. Discussion of contract modification with the Office of the Attorney General to provide the full-time equivalent of four attorneys and one full-time administrative assistant to perform support services for legal staff for the State Board of Education for FY 2012 (subject to Attorney General’s approval) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

25. Discussion of Consent Items Backup Material

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

B. Award competitive contract to Foster Farms to provide corn dogs to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program (Lynn House) Backup Material

C. Mississippi School of the Arts 2012-2013 Staff Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

D. Mississippi School of the Arts 2012-2013 Student Handbook (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

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

26. Consideration of Executive Session

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