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Mississippi Board of Education
January 19, 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)

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

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

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

05.       Discussion of modifying contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2012 to increase the scope of technical services and products for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (Lynn House) Backup Material

06.       Discussion of modifying contract with Connections Academy, LLC for the operation of the Mississippi Virtual Public School System (Lynn House) Backup Material

07.       Discussion of textbooks as recommended by the 2011 State Textbook Rating Committee for adoption in the areas of Reading K-3, Literature/Reading 4-8, Literature/Reading 9-12 and Social Studies: World Geography and Citizenship –  6th Grade  (Lynn House) Backup Material

08.      Discussion of contract with vendors as recommended by the 2011 State Textbook Rating Committee for the adoption of textbooks in the areas of Reading K-3, Literature/Reading 4-8, Literature/Reading 9-12 and Social Studies: World Geography and Citizenship –  6th Grade (Lynn House) Backup Material

09.       Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

10.       Discussion of revision of the Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children (English Language Arts and Mathematics)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Lynn House) Backup Material

11.       Discussion of revision/removal of the following State Board Policies (Lynn House) Backup Material

A. Revision of State Board Policy 2100 – Class Size
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

B. Revision of State Board Policy 2901 – Curriculum Guides
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)>

C. Revision of State Board Policy 2902 – Approved Courses for the Secondary Schools
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

 D. Revision of State Board Policy 2904 – Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

 E. Revision of State Board Policy 3700 – Gifted
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

 F. Revision of State Board Policy 4400 – Kindergarten
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

G. Removal of State Board Policy 1703 – Assistant Teacher Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

H. Removal of State Board Policy 6006 – Kindergarten Classrooms
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

I. Removal of State Board Policy 6300 – Reading Improvement Program
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment)

12.       Discussion of beginning the Administrative Procedures Act process to revise/remove the following State Board Policies (Lynn House) Backup Material

A. Remove State Board Policy 2400 – Consolidated Applications (Federal Funds)

B. Revise State Board Policy 4200 – Homeless

C. Remove State Board Policy 4700 – Level 1 and 2 Districts Consolidated Applications 

D. Revise State Board Policy 7801 – Complaint Procedures

E. Revise State Board Policy 7802 – Expenditure of Funds on Instruction

13.       Discussion of critical shortage subject areas and geographical regions for the following programs: Federal Stafford Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Paul C. Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, and the William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan Program (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

14.      Discussion of request from Delta State University for a Master’s Program in Educational Leadership as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

15.       Discussion of Teacher Education Program Accreditation for the Institutions that met the 2011 Process and Performance Standards as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Licensure and Certification and Development (Daphne Buckley) Backup Material

16.     Discussion of revision Appendix A and Standard 20 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010, to include the Career Pathway Option as required by Section 37-16-17 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with no public comment) (John Gilbert) Backup Material

17.     Discussion of contract with Joe DeCastra to provide project management and business analytical services (John Gilbert) Backup Material

18.      Discussion of contract with Godwin Group to provide design and development services, technical assistance, and content management (technical writing) expertise in support of the MDE management team (John Gilbert) Backup Material

19.    Discussion of Consent Items

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

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

20.    Consideration of Executive Session

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