Mississippi Board of Education
February 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 January 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, February 16, 2012.)

05. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract for appointed Interim Conservator for the Indianola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval to Pilot Exit Criteria and Transition Period for Conservator Districts
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

08. Approval of initiating the process to merge Drew School District into the Sunflower County School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

09. Approval to remove/revise the following State Board Policies
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

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

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

C. Approval to remove State Board Policy 6005 – Historical Sites
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

D. Approval to remove State Board Policy 7909 – Inspection of Buses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

E. Approval to remove State Board Policy 8001 – School Violence
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

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

G. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7901 – Bids
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

H. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7902 – Drivers
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

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

J. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7905 – Employment Process
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

K. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7906 – Minimum Qualifications
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

L. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7907 – Emergency Removal
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

M. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7910 – Leased Buses
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

N. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7911 – Pupil Transportation Guide
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

O. Approval to revise State Board Policy 7912 – Repair Shops
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

10. Approval 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to begin 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
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to submit the ESEA Waiver Flexibility Request to the US Department of Education
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. [PULLED]

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

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

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

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

18. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

19. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process to remove/establish the following State Board Policies
(Office of Educational Accountability)

A. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 3800 – Graduation Requirements

B. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 3801 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Subject Area Testing

C. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish State Board Policy 3802 – Graduation Requirements – Policies for Carnegie Unit Credit

20. Approval to begin 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
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21. Approval of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To remove State Board Policy 4903 – Teacher Funding
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval of contract with eScholar LLC to provide services for the Mississippi Department of Education’s Business Intelligence System
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval 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)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. 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 contract to Foster Farms to provide corn dogs
to local organizations in the State Food Purchasing Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

C. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2012-2013 Staff Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)

D. Approval of the Mississippi School of the Arts 2012-2013 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals & Special Schools)


26. Approval of appointment of Education Bureau Manager for the Office of Reporting
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval of appointment of Director of Accountability Services for the Office of Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28. Approval of appointment of Director of Accountability Systems for the Office of Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29. Approval of appointment of School Finance Officer for the Office of Internal Accountability
(Office of Educational Accountability)


30. Approval of salary adjustment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval of salary adjustment of Bureau Director II for the Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32. Approval to reject all submitted proposals for the administration, management and operation of school districts in conservatorship
(Office of State Superintendent)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Most Improved School Districts

Canton Public School District
Carroll County School District
Chickasaw County School District
Copiah County School District
East Tallahatchie Consolidated School District
Marion County School District
Stone County School District

Presidential Awards for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

2011 State Finalists for Science

Lucy McKone
Enterprise Attendance Center
Lincoln County School District

Teresa Ware
Tupelo High School
Tupelo Public School District

2011 State Finalists for Mathematics


Jenny Simmons
Saltillo High School
Lee County School District

Lynn Speegle
Oxford Middle School
Oxford School District

Jennifer Wilson
Northwest Rankin High School
Rankin County School District

2010 National Awardee for Science

Kristen Wheat
South Side Elementary School
Picayune School District

February 2012 MDE Employee of the Month

Dale Allen
Combined Services at Mississippi School for the Blind/Deaf
Branch Director II

VIII. State Board of Education

01.  Report on meetings attended
02.  Approval of attendance at meetings

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment

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